Wednesday, September 07, 2011

STATIC SHOCK #1 On Sale Today

Part of DC Comics' New 52, Static Shock #1 goes on sale today.

Here's DC's solicitation information:

The brilliant, slightly awkward high school student Virgil Hawkins transforms into the cocky electromagnetic hero Static!

A mysterious tragedy forces the Hawkins family to relocate from Dakota to New York City! Virgil embarks upon new adventures in a new high school and a new internship at S.T.A.R. Labs!

As Static, he dons a new uniform and establishes a new secret headquarters! But is he ready to take on the new villains who lurk in New York City's underworld?
  • DC Universe
  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US
On Sale September 7, 2011

You can also scroll through posts here on this blog going back over the past week for various previews of the new series including a look at 5 of the new villains that Static will be facing.

You can read an interview with myself and collaborator Scott McDaniel here, and read a couple of the first reviews here and here.



Anonymous said...

Just finished reading it. I missed the boat with Static the first time around (and the second if you count the cartoon), but after reading your work on Xombi this was one of the books I was looking forward to the most, and it didn't disappoint. Honestly though, I did think the art was a little weak. I don't hate McDaniel's art, I was a fan of his on Nightwing back in the day, but in this it seemed rushed.

Ryan said...

Hey Mr. Rozum. I just finished reading the book and I'm loving it so far! I just had one question. What happened to Virgil's static-y voice bubble? I was a nice little touch in the old milestone books to help keep his civie i.d. a secret. Hopefully that gets fixed soon!

Anonymous said...

Kudos on the release. I haven’t got a chance to check it out yet, but I’m planning on picking it up.

Judging from the reviews, there’s still some issues that have to be worked out:

Still, it seems okay. I’m just hoping it finds an audience.

I have a couple of questions:

1. I noticed in the old series that Virgil’s dialog boxes were in in a zig-zag/”lightning” outline when he spoke as Static. I took that to mean that Virgil’s voice was “electronically-altered”/electronic-sounding when in “Static-mode.” Are we going to see that in the current book? It’s a nice feature from the original series that I think could make for an excellent distinguishing feature for the character currently. Anything to set him apart more.

2. This is annoying:

I understand why DC does it (though I don’t like it), but is there any way to counteract what’s obviously going to be the end result?

3. Are we going to get some DCU team-ups to draw in more readers and hopefully have them give this book a try?

4. I know Virgil’s Milestone canon is still intact, but what about his Teen Titans history?

Again, kudos on the release.

AnotherJohn said...

So.... did I totally misread something in the book, or has Virgil's sister Sharon mysteriously morphed into two separate people? First, Virgil makes a weird sister/sisters comment to Hardware. Then, back at the Hawkins' house, we see two versions of his sister (check them out -- they are in different rooms, wearing different clothes). And on top of that, the mysterious cloaked woman who keeps popping up in all of DC's new books is watching one of these Sharons.

MSfan said...

@Anonymous #2:

Why did you pick the idiotic reviews and post 'em here?

There are much better positive ones.

Anonymous said...

@MSfan said...

Those were the early reviews and some of them are positive, especially that CBR reveiw thread.