Static Shock #2

Static Shock #2

Writer: Scott McDaniel Artist: Scott McDaniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Static finds himself the target of dark forces as Virule and the Slate Gang unleash their deadly trap! Will Static's debut end before it has even started?

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Oct 6, 2011

    There were a few things I didn't like, but not many. Static seems to have gotten a bit more teen-angsty, moping about not being able to talk over his problems with anyone. He misses his best friend Frieda, but doesn't call her, and feels he's asked Hardware for too much, so he's on his own. He still isn't doing the sci fi/general geek quips he used to be so well known for, but at least he gets off a movie quote in this one. And I have no idea what's going on with Sharon and her clone or whatever that is, some explanation/recap would have been nice. As a very minor quibble, I can't believe that Static hasn't come up with some cool name for his base yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 10, 2011

    In the case of Static Shock I disagreed strongly with my Comics Bulletin colleague Chris Kiser over the first issue. I felt the premiere of the book was quite entertaining, and this follow-up is its equal. The Slate Gang, a group of cosplay assassins on Maglev bikes, want to make a name for themselves. So they take a contract from a conglomerate of Static's enemies to assassinate the electrified teen. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 11, 2011

    Viril's sister has a clone and " WHAT? The writers drop this in pretty much out of nowhere, as if it's just a normal part of the family's status quo. Admittedly, I didn't read every issue of the character's old series, so I'm assuming this isn't something brand new, but if you're new to the character this is one major curve ball to throw at the readers, something that absolutely has to be dealt with in some fashion. Beyond that, the rest of the book isn't bad " Virgil comes across as a pretty typical teen, except for the superpowers and highly developed sense of civic responsibility, and I like the way McDaniel draws the character. Hopefully that speed bump will be taken care of before the book goes too much farther. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Oct 6, 2011

    This issue is hard for new readers to get into and is lacking in the villain department, but itintroduces many promising plot elements and Static is always fun to watch. The action was great, the art fit the tone well, and I can clearly see how much fun the writers had making it by how much fun I had reading it.This is one of the series I enjoy the most from the New 52, but does have a lot of problems in the way it is crafted. Would I change anything? Yes " but I'm happy enough now not to care about anything other than enjoying the story andcharacter. I am just as eager as I was last issue to get to the next one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 12, 2011

    Occasionally fun and clever, but lacking much in the way of depth or originality. If Virgil doesn't break out a stronger personality soon, this title will soon fall into the shadow of forgettableness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 5, 2011

    "Static Shock" isn't doing anything groundbreaking, but it's going for a solid, clean, by-the-book superhero story. There's always a place for that, and McDaniel and Rozum have a strong grasp on writing Virgil. I'm sad to know that Rozum is departing the book shortly, because right now the book "sounds" to my ears right on target. Here's hoping McDaniel solo (or whomever is writing the book once Rozum is gone) can keep that up. For now, though, I'm going to just sit back and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2011

    It wouldn't take much to give this book the boost it needs. All the writers really have to do is step back, focus on crafting more convincing dialogue, and let the story unfold naturally without excess exposition. With Rozum departing shortly, it should be interesting to see how the series evolves. Read Full Review

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