EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Static Shock #6

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.

Comments

  1. Bryce31 Bryce31 says:

    I liked the first issue, but dropped it after that. I feel like this book would have been great if Rozum got to do his own thing and Khary Randolph had the art duties.

  2. Jeff Reid Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    The solicit doesn’t have Rozum’s name but the cover does. Odd.

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Weird. He says he’s only involved in the first four issues. And with caveats at that.

    • vmars vmars says:

      The credit’s in preview seem to be usually messed up if there’s a fill-in artist or if the writers change. It’ll most likely be fixed when it comes out. LIke this weeks Mighty Thor originally had Ferry’s name on the cover and on the inside in the preview, but the art was by someone else, and when it went to print it was fixed.

  3. I’m gonna miss this book. It was’nt great but you could see little rays of hope. I think they should wrote this book diffrently make him sorta like Spiderman, a kid trying to juggle his personal life super heroing and still discovering his powers, like when they choped his arm off nothing rrly came of it he didnt try to figure out what happened or if it was a new part of his powers, like the could of made to were the electrical flow of his powers through his body mended his flesh back together or somthing like that insted he just went of his merry way. They rrly should’nt have the cloned sister thing either.

  4. Smasher says:

    After reading Rozum’s post I’m curious to see how they end this series.

  5. DC really drop the ball on this book. As soon as Rozum announced that he was leaving the book DC management should have a meeting to find out why. I knew that the guy who wrote Xombi could not be this bad. The editor of this book should be fire and McDaniel why is he drawing a book anyway the man art style is awful. At least the last two issue will be written by someone else and not by a artist who thinks he can write.

    Now I have to wait and see if Static will appear in another book.

    Thanks DC comics for screwing up the Miestone characters that you wanted.

  6. AmirCat AmirCat says:

    This book really stinks and I LOVED Rozum’s work on iZombie. But I have to say, Rozum’s scathing analysis of the book and the people involved was rather unprofessional.

    • The unprofessional thing about this is DC allotting their editor Richard Harvey to give McDaniel the power direct the story in the book when he never written a book before and also never read the original Static series or seen the cartoon.

  7. IroncladMerc says:

    Won’t be buying this after I read how they shafted Rozum off the book.

  8. RahUniQue RahUniQue says:

    Nice. Technique.

  9. I like the Static series. I picked up this book because of the cartoon. This book hasn’t disappointed me, but it could be better.

  10. muddi900 says: