Though DC Comics recently announced Static Shock won’t continue past April, young Vergil Hawkins isn’t quite grounded yet. His adventures continue next week with Static Shock #6, and we’ve got an exclusive preview.
Hope you’re not standing under a tree whilst checking out Khary Randolph’s high voltage cover.
Written by SCOTT MCDANIEL
Art by SCOTT MCDANIEL and ANDY OWENS
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
Static and Hardware attempt to save Sharon Hawkins from the dangerous criminal mastermind who is responsible for the Hawkins family tragedy. They find Sharon at the heart of a war raging between this sinister mastermind, the brutal Piranha and the unpredictable Pale Man, all battling for the secret of the Darkstar Defense Force. Static is absolutely determined to save his sister and set things right, even if it costs him his own life.
Now for that preview:
A lot has happened in the six months since Static’s solo title relaunched as part of DC’s first wave of 52 new titles. New allies. New enemies. Loss of limb. Family tragedy. But we also wonder what could’ve been.
In a recent blog post, the series’ initial writer John Rozum spoke out about his experience working on the series and how he feels he was marginalized by editorial. Originally pretty taciturn about the whole affair, Rozum changed his mind when fans and even publishers pointed to him as the albatross that sunk the failed series. According to Rozum, this incarnation of the book is not an accurate representation of his own output, and the project remains a point of frustration. It’s a lengthy and even-keeled comment, well worth reading.