Join the DC Book Club -- This month we're reading Future State Swamp Thing!
It's not easy being a teenager. Between school, getting picked on, and worrying about family finances, there's already a lot to deal with. However, for Virgil Hawkins, there's an extra layer of stress: learning to properly utilize his super powers, maintaining his secret identity
, and finding the balance between making it to class in time and saving the lives of innocents as the electrifying hero known as Static.
A typical nerdy high school student with a passion for science and pop culture, Hawkins's life changed dramatically after he got caught up in a local gang war and was doused with an experimental chemical that contained a mutagen agent. This led to him gaining a variety of electromagnetic powers, and as a big fan of comic books, Hawkins decided to use his powers to help clean up his community and save the innocent. A fun, humorous individual in his normal life, these aspects of Hawkins’s personality shine in his superhero persona as well, and Static is well known for his witty banter and good-heartedness.
Static's powers allow him to control all sorts of electromagnetic phenomena. Beyond the ability to generate electricity—which allows him to shock enemies, generate electrical force fields for protection, and create static saucers he can ride as transportation—he can also magnetize objects and cause people or objects to stick to one another through a strong static cling. In truth, even Hawkins himself is unaware of the true extent of his powers, but he will forever dedicate them to the forces of good and the protection of his friends and family.
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Milestone Generations - Official Trailer
"Where are the Black superheroes?" That question, posed back in 1993, led to a revolution: the creation of Milestone Media.
In 1993, Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, Derek Dingle, and Michael Davis had an idea: a Black-owned comic book company, in partnership with DC, that would introduce...
The Black Superheroes of Milestone are Back!
Milestone rocked comics with a universe of diverse heroes. Now, with Ally, they’re about to change the game again.
With the relaunch of Milestone, the heroes of the Dakotaverse—Static, Hardware, Icon and Rocket—are returning just when we need...
Bringing Back Static: How the Latest Vision Captures What Came Before
In 1993, Milestone Media published four superhero titles with the intention of providing meaningful diversity for a readership that wasn’t properly represented in mainstream comics...
From Comics to Movies to Myth: How DC Media Changes the Comics
DC Super Heroes are everywhere. Between blockbuster movies like The Batman and ...
Superheroes and Real Heroes
One of the things I discovered when I first started hanging out with Denys Cowan and Dwayne McDuffie, founders of the comic book company Milestone Media, was that we all were deeply...
Static: Season One #6 - Static Faces Off Against the Bang Babies in a Metahuman Showdown!
DC FIRST LOOK – Static: Season One Concludes with A Bang Babies Battle Royale, and Virgil’s Costume Goes “Final Form!”...
How Milestone Media Inspired Black Star Collectibles
Watch Denys Cowan, the co-founder of Milestone Media, as he meets with the owners of Black Star Collectibles, Feon Cooper and Kareem Burton, to talk about how Milestone has inspired them.
To learn more about The Milestone Initiative, visit...