Static: Shadows of Dakota #2

Writer: Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Vita Ayala Artist: Nikolas Draper-Ivey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

As if vigilantes hunting down Bang Babies in the streets weren’t enough, Virgil learns that his young friend Quincy is manifesting powers-making him their next target! Meanwhile, down in the shadows, Ebon is investigating a connection between the vigilantes and the disappearance of his brother, Rubberband Man!

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 14, 2023

    ‘Static: Shadows Of Dakota' #2 continues to build this corner of the Milestone Universe, fleshing out the characters even more and giving a look at the various levels of evil that they must face. A powerfully gorgeous comic book with so much to say about the world and humanity both within the scope of the character and his world but also our own superpowerless world. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Mar 15, 2023

    Overall, this is yet another fantastic entry in this modern Static story. Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala are weaving a terrifying tale of heroism and dehumanization that Milestone isnt afraid to tackle with amazing art and writing. This series has been great so far and we certainly cant wait to see what comes next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford May 27, 2023

    Static's is tested mentally, physically, and emotionally in this issue. The question of What makes a hero? Or even a villain is raised. This could be a major turning point in the life and career of this young superhero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 7, 2023

    Im loving this run of Static, which continues to be the highlight of the new Milestone era and quietly one of DCs more engaging titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 7, 2023

    Draper-Ivey delivers some beautiful visuals throughout the issue. The visual tone of the art perfectly matches the narrative and the evolving world of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 7, 2023

    This issue didn't quite have anything as great as last issue's Ebon reveal, but the action continues to be tense and enjoyable, and the creative team is doing a good job of shaking up the status quo from the previous run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 8, 2023

    Nikolas Draper-Ivey's art is a bit more uneven in the second issue. There are parts where it looks great, and there are pages where it almost looks unfinished. Still, I think it works due to a more consistent layout that conveys the story a bit better than in the first miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 8, 2023

    Though it may suffer from a bit of an emotional distance, the current Static has a profoundly unique presence on the page that is quite unlike nearly everything else thats currently on the comics rack. The angles and impact of the action feel remarkably impressive throughout both of the issues that have come out so far. The plot is definitely moving in a direction that feels thoughtful and respectably complex. Ayala takes some of the more familiar aspects of superhuman struggle and makes them feel new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 7, 2023

    Static: Shadows of Dakota #2puts the pressure on its titular hero as his superhero and personal lives collide in explosive fashion. Even though this issue is a bit of a breather compared to the first issue, it's no less engaging. This series continues to be a reminder of why Static is an amazing character, and you should definitely be reading it. Read Full Review

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