Though many people predicted that some of the New 52 would not make it past 9 issues, I was extremely surprised to find that Static Shock was one of the first books to go down swingin’. As stories about the creative difficulties on this book come to light, I find myself unsurprised (but still saddened) by Virgil’s latest cancellation. Will this last issue tie up everything for Dakota’s finest hero?
Though Static Shock may be ending in a a few months, that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to pick up the latest issue. Scott McDaniel sent over a teaser trailer for the new issue that arrives in stores this week.
DC Comics has announced that Marc Bernardin has been hired as the ongoing writer for Static Shock. Bernardin’s duties begin with issue #7. Scott McDaniel will continue as the artist on the series. More After the Jump >>
While we still have another week before Static Shock #1 arrives in stores, series artist Scott McDaniel took it upon himself to create a trailer for the book that shows off various stages of art development, as well as introducing readers to the storyline and the universe Static resides in.
DC Comics has announced that Static Shock will finally return to his own book this spring thanks to writer Felicia Henderson and artists Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion.
I always had my fingers crossed about Static getting his own book, again. In fact, I stalked Dan DiDio about the idea. I’m also a big Dwayne McDuffie fan, and if I could choose my real life little brother, he’d be Static! I love his relationship with his family, particularly with his sister. It feels very grounded and real to me. I love how much he cares about Dakota and that he’s a typical guy in a lot of ways. And nothing’s more fun to write than raging hormones, a dedication to doing the right thing for the right reasons, all while still trying to figure out who you are and what you really want.
Good news for Dwayne McDuffie fans. How many Spoilerites are putting this on their pull lists?
DC Comics has announced it will be giving Static his own ongoing series (again) starting in 2011. Felicia Henderson will take on the writing duties.
“When I met Dan DiDio, the first character we ever discussed was Static. Writing Teen Titans gave me an opportunity to play with this character a little. Now he’s getting his own book and I’m writing it! I’m a big Dwayne McDuffie’s fan, so it’s a privilege to reimagine the coming-of-age of a character he created. If not for the big bang, Static would be a regular, awkward, teenage guy trying to find himself — chasing girls, playing video games, downloading underground mixes of his favorite music. Instead, he has no time to find himself because the call of the superhero has found him. It’s a comic book writing dream for me.”
The early nineties were a good time to be a comics fan.Â New universes were popping up everywhere, new characters abounded, new settings and premises as far as the eye could see…Â These days, Barb Wire, The Strangers, Bloodfire and their ilk are most often found deep in the 3 For A Dollar bin, but even today, a few 90′s refugees have made their mark.Â Odds are most of y’all only know the Milestone Universe as ‘that place where Static started, before his cartoon,’ but we are all about to witness the latest chapter in the history of Milestone media…Â I sure hope it lives up to what came before.