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Black History Month (Year 3) | Day 11 | Static, Static Shock

Static was created by Dwayne McDuffie and Robert. L. Washington III. He first appeared in Static #1 in June of 1993. He full name is Virgil Ovid Hawkins, which is the same name of the first African American male to go to law school. Static was a key character and staple in the Milestone Comics line-up. In 1997, Milestone stopped publishing comics which left Static up in the air until September of 2000 when the WB (now CW) released Static Shock. The animated series series lasted four whole seasons which lead to the rebirth of Static in the comic world. Static Shock: Rebirth of Cool, a comic book miniseries, was released in 2001 and in 2009 the trade paperback of the series was nominated for a Glyph Comics Award for Best Reprint Collection.

In 2008, Static joined the mainstream of the DC Universe where he would be added to the Teen Titans. He made his first canonical appearance in Terror Titans #4. In September 2011, as part of an effort to better integrate Static into the DC Universe, DC relaunched a new Static Shock series which takes place in New York City instead of Dakota (where Static is originally from).

Aside from his own, Static has had other appearances in a number of different television shows and films. He appears in Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice: Invasion, and Justice League: War (cameo, first appearance in a DC Film). During his series’ original run he has crossed paths with the Justice League, he teams up with them to take down Brainiac.

Static has the extraordinary ability of creating, conducting, and manipulating electricity. Otherwise known as electromagnetic phenomena generation. He is capable of interacting with wireless communications, and grows to eventually become an expert scientist, inventor, and strategist.

In the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, there is a framed copy of Static #1 on the wall in Will & Carlton’s pool house.

WB Digital Division Announces “Static Shock” Live-Action Project

Warner Bros’ recently launched digital series production unit, which encompasses short-form content from all divisions of the company, has unveiled its inaugural slate. Named Blue Ribbon Content, the unit, headed up by Sam Register, is charged with developing and producing primarily live-action series for digital platforms.

Its first projects include a new live-action Mortal Kombat series, which has been greenlighted, as well as a live-action Static Shock series in development, produced by Reginald Hudlin and a project from Akiva Goldsman

Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the original Static Shock animated series) is collaborating with Hudlin on the new Static Shock.

The aforementioned animated version of Static Shock previously aired for four seasons during the Saturday morning Kids’ WB! programming block on The WB Network from 2000–2004.

Character 101: Static

In my opinion Static is one of the most underrated heroes DC comics has. Actually Static is in my top five favorite heroes, but he isn’t that popular. In fact most of my none comic reader friends didn’t even know Static was an actually comic book character, they thought it was just an old tv show. So I figure we could take today and learn more about my nigga Virgil Hawkins aka Static. Let’s begin at the begining.

Static is a comic book superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Milestone Comics founders Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle, and Michael Davis and initially written by McDuffie and Robert L. Washington III and drawn by John Paul Leon, Static first appeared in Static #1 June 1993, one of the titles published by Milestone Comics, an imprint of DC Comics. After the closing of Milestone, Static became part of DC’s mainstream universe and a member of the Teen Titans.

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anonymous asked:

I agree with that last anon, but on a larger scale. We need more Static in general. Why is this guy not on the Flash? He'd be so perfect for the Flash.

I agree The Flash is the perfect setting to introduce Static, but I’m mostly exited and hopeful on the live action version on the works by Warner Bros’ Digital Programming

Writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin (Best Picture Oscar nominee for producing Django Unchained) leads the creative team behind a live-action adaptation of Static Shock, featuring the African-American super hero Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins.

Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the originalStatic Shock animated series) is collaborating with Hudlin on the newStatic Shock.