Static Shock #5

Static Shock #5

Writer: Scott McDaniel Artist: Scott McDaniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Sending Static to a watery grave has earned Joey Piranha and his freakish Bang Baby Army the coveted security role in the secretive Crime Alliance. Shocking connections begin to be revealed between the mysterious Hawkins family tragedy and this brutal criminal enterprise. And how might the unpredictable agenda of the Pale Man and the true price of Dr. Nemo's Q-Juice send this criminal storm spinning wildly out of control?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 12, 2012

    Scott McDaniel's artwork can be a little distracting at times, but my feeling is that he's just a little overwhelmed with a cast of thousands. Mostly, the narrative is easy to follow, and McDaniel's style is aesthetically cartoony. However, at the drop of the hat, he can turn the book into a creepy exercise or a hard pulp where innocent little girls can die. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Jan 5, 2012

    I am really looking forward to seeing who Hardware's "cavalry" ends up being especially with so much of Milestone missing from the DCNU. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 4, 2012

    The latter half of the issue is highly chaotic. McDaniel's art is sometimes cluttered and not always perfectly framed to convey the action, but it does at least boast plenty of energy. The series has its rough edges still, but it has made a significant leap forward with this new issue. Now in charge of both sides of the equation, McDaniel might just have things under control. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 11, 2012

    Story-wise, we get a pretty significant improvement, but it's not enough to keep this title on my regular rotation, especially since the art feels like the biggest problem and it's going to stick around for a while yet. Maybe I'll come back if another artist come onboard, but for now, consider this Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 4.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jan 20, 2012

    I was hoping that Static could not get worse than he had been, but the series went from one extreme to the next with terrible results. The pacing is very rushed with two important origin stories condensed down to only a page or two. The artwork makes all the characters become knock-offs of their beloved selves. Static has finally fizzled out to nothing in this issue, with only an occasional flicker to remind us that he is still around. But not for long. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jan 4, 2012

    While the dream sequence origin was good, it took them five issues to give the reader something concrete. Five. On a monthly schedule, that's almost half a year of Static hinting at "Dakota" without giving the reader any meat. This meat is what keeps us buying the book beyond the initial surge of launch, and I think that it's taken much too long for us to get it. Read Full Review

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