Comic review: Static Shock #1

Static Shock #1 Written by: Scott McDaniel, John Rozum Art by: Scott McDaniel Popular Milestone Comics character (and later star of his own TV show) Static is getting rebooted in the “DCNU” as well, and this features his debut issue. The book’s premise is that Virgil Hawkins and his family have all relocated from (fictional) … Read more

Anthony’s picks for DC Comics for June 2011

Here’s my picks for DC Comics for June 2011: Comics I’ll be buying: Static Shock Special #1 (one-shot), on sale June 1, $3 The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #8, on sale June 8, $3 Tiny Titans #41, on sale June 15, $3 Comics I might buy: Showcase Presents: The Trial of … Read more

RIP Dwayne McDuffie

I and the rest of the comics/animation enthusiast world was surprised today by the news that Dwayne McDuffie has died, due to complications from a surgical procedure. Comic Book Resources has this nice summary of McDuffie’s career. I was introduced to McDuffie’s work through reading the Milestone Comics line of characters when I was in … Read more

Black animated and comic characters: Static


Continuing from the previous post about “Black superheroes with electrical-based powers,” we come to Static. Static (real name: Virgil Hawkins) was introduced in 1993 in “Static” #1, as part of the then-new Milestone Comics line, an imprint of DC Comics taking place in a world with a multicultural range of superheroes. Static’s origin: Virgil was … Read more