Comic review: Static Shock #3

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Static Shock #3 Written by: Scott McDaniel and John Rozum Art by: Scott McDaniel The third issue of Static’s new title wraps up the initial “introductions” for this reboot-title. We start off with Static facing off against Virule (the “living virus”) and the other villains from the previous issue. Static escapes, and heads for home, … Read more

Comic review: Static Shock #2

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Static Shock #2 Written by: Scott McDaniel, John Rozum Art by: Scott McDaniel The second issue of Static’s new title starts off where we left off last time, with me worried that we were getting an “Aquaman” with Virgil. Namely, Virgil’s arm was severed thanks to the brutish Virule, a member of the Slate gang … Read more

Comic review: Static Shock #1

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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

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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 … Read more

RIP Dwayne McDuffie

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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

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Today’s entry is Static (real name: Virgil Hawkins), a Milestone Comics/DC Comics superhero. Static was created by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle, and Michael Davis. Background Static first appeared in 1993’s “Static” #1, as part of the then-new Milestone Comics line. Milestone was an imprint of DC Comics set in a world with a multicultural range … Read more