Real Name: Pat Dugan
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An automechanic who happened to be watching a movie when Nazi agents created a scene. He resisted with great skill and force, finding himself fighting alongside a teenaged kid named Sylvester Pemberton. When, later, the kid showed up at his garage, they both overheard a customer wish aloud for a an American flag to come to life and battle Nazi agents.Recalling earlier events, Dugan was inspired to create a uniform and take on the name "Stripesy". He went out on an adventure alone--only to soon find himself captured by Nazi agents. He was thrust into captivity with another American-themed hero, calling himself "The Star-Spangled Kid". It didn't take long for Dugan to realize this was the very same kid he'd fought alongside with in the movie theatre. He reluctantly agreed to team up with the kid from then on.
Oddly, he was the "junior" member, the sidekick, of the team--despite being significantly older. This may have been due to classism, as he was definitely lower class and Pemberton was from an extremely upper class family. Indeed, Dugan became the Pemberton family chauffeur soon after teaming with the Kid.
As a middle-aged man, he would retire as Stripesy, marry the mother of Courtney Whitmore, and lose a lot of what had made him heroic earlier in his life. Courtney, in particular, had many issues with him, and still treated him with great suspicion, even after she found the Star-Spangled Kid's costume in Dugan's room and became the Star-Spangled Kid (II). He, meanwhile, resigned himself to being a sidekick to a kid yet again and became S.T.R.I.P.E., in part to make up for the many ways in which he'd failed Whitmore as a step-father.
First Appearance: Star Spangled Comics (1941) #1
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Adventure Comics (1938)
All Star Comics (1999)
All-Star Comics (1940)
#58 All-Star Squadron (1981)
- 'All Star Super Squad'
#13 America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
- 'One Day, During the War...'#29
- 'A Man Called Doome!'#29 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'A Man Called Doome!'#31
- 'Uncle Sam Wants You!'#56
- 'The Sinister Secret Of The Sixth Sense!'#56 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The Sinister Secret Of The Sixth Sense!'#59
- 'Out Of The Ashes...Mekanique!'#60
- 'The End Of The Beginning!'
#2 Binky's Buddies (1969)
- 'Trial By Congress!'#4
- 'D-Day For Degation!'
Convergence Worlds' Finest (2015)
#1 Convergence: Infinite Earths (2015)
- 'The Seven Soldiers of Victory'
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
#38 DC Universe Holiday Bash (1997)
- 'Stop The World--I Want To Go Home!'
DCU Heroes Secret Files (1999)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970)
#28 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'World's Finest Comics #7'
Infinity, Inc. (1984)
#11 JSA (1999)
- 'Aftermath and Prologue'#22
- 'Uncivil Wars!'#23
- 'Feithera By Stormlight!'#28
- 'Mr. Bones Gonna Rise Again.'#37
- 'The Heritage'#40
- 'A Flash of Thunder'#43
- 'A Death in the Family'#52
- 'To Love and Die in L.A.'#53
- 'Death, When it Must Come'
Justice League of America (1960)
#100 Justice League Unlimited (2004)
- 'The Unknown Soldier of Victory!'#101
- 'The Hand That Shook the World'#102
- 'And One of Us Must Die!'#193
- 'Secret of Genesis'
Justice Society of America (2007)
#26 Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
- 'Black Adam Ruined My Birthday!'
Leading Comics (1941)
#1 Overstreet Comic Book Monthly (1993)
- 'Blueprint For Crime'#2
- 'Beware! The Black Star Shines!'#3
- 'The Tyrants Of Time!'#4
- 'The Sense Master!'#5
- 'The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy!'#6
- 'The Treasure That Time Forgot'#7
- 'Wizard Of Wisstark!'#8
- 'Exiles In Time!'#9
- 'The Chameleon Of Crime!'#10
- 'King Of The Hundred Isles!'#11
- 'The Hard-Luck Hat!'#12
- 'Million Dollar Challenge!'#13
- 'Trophies Of Crime!'#14
- 'The Bandits From The Books'
Secret Origins (1986)
#9 Star Spangled Comics (1941)
- 'Starring The Golden Age Flash & The Star-Spangled Kid'
Star Spangled Comics (1999)
#1 Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. (1999)
- '...A Terrifying Hour!'
#0 The Golden Age (1993)
- 'A Chilly Day in Opal'#1
- 'New Kid on the Block'#6
- 'The Subs, Part Two'#9
- 'The Final Hour for the 7 Soldiers of Victory'#11
- 'Knight Time'
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
#1 World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'All-Star Squadron to Catalyst'
Young All-Stars (1987)
- 'The Mechanique Paradox'#1
- 'The Coming of the Young All-Stars'#3
- 'A Call To Arms'#6
- 'The War Within!'#7
- 'Somewhere In This Favored Land...'#27
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Post Crisis)
Seven Soldiers of Victory (01 - Golden Age)
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