Static Shock #4

Writer: Scott McDaniel Artist: Scott McDaniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
6.6Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

Static is hot on Piranha's trail, but will he be able to stop Piranha from building his metahuman army? Plus: The Pale Man's true allegiance is revealed, and a foe from Static's past has returned and he's brought his latest Q-juice creation: Guillotina!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 13, 2011

    Visually, Static Shock is a fluid, energetic narrative, and McDaniel, Owens and Guy Major top themselves with battle scenes between Static and Guillotine as well as a cadre of beautiful designed villains with an equally diverse set of powers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Dec 13, 2011

    I'm enjoying the book overall. It's good heroic action without a lot of the problems I have with much of the DCNU. Of course, it also didn't need the reboot to make it happen, so maybe those two things are related. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Dec 30, 2011

    This issue is a step in the right direction after the downward turn Static took in the last. By introducing new villains and expanding on the already interesting ones in Static's roster, the series has become entertaining again and has almost attained that fun quality. The dialogue is jumpy, the artwork choppy, but the story and characters are still a positive sign for our electro-powered superhero. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 7, 2011

    A little more elegant simplicity is what this series needs at the moment. Many aspects have improved since issue #1, but other areas remain flawed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 13, 2011

    So this one is getting dropped from my pull list - at least for this version of the character. Sorry. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 8, 2011

    "Static Shock" is a nice book, although we've had stronger issues prior. As this is Rozum's last issue as co-writer, though, I'll admit to being a little worried about what's ahead. Hopefully the book will stay strong, and I wish that Rozum's departure had been with a slightly better final issue (or not happened at all). For now, though, "Static Shock" is in a wait-and-see holding pattern. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 13, 2011

    This title has the distinct potential to be a strong, entertaining series: it has a likable star, a few worthy storylines, and some cool concepts. But it's also undermined by forced dialogue, predictable execution, and weak art. I have it in me to stick it out for one issue more, but the prospects of dramatic improvement are very low indeed. Read Full Review

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