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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) Dakota to New York City, where Virgil has an after-school job with S.T.A.R. Labs… and, as Static, secretly works for the high-tech hero Hardware (another old Milestone character, with an…

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Anthony’s picks for DC Comics for June 2011

Here’s my picks for DC Comics for June 2011: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-comics-jun-2011-solicitations-110314.html 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 the Flash TPB, on sale July 20, $20 Comments: This month, DC pushes hard its newest crossover-fest, “Flashpoint” (a Flash-centric storyline about an alternate timeline version of the DCU). This…

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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 high school, though I preferred Icon and Rocket over Static, not suspecting the latter would become the line’s most successful character. When “Static Shock” came to television, I enjoyed watching…

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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 inadvertently caught up in a large gang fight, one which the police tried to break up through the use of an experimental tear gas. However, it wound up giving many…

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