Static Shock #8

Static Shock #8

Writer: Marc Bernardin Artist: Scott McDaniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Static has faced some of the most merciless and deadly villains that both New York City and Dakota City have to offer, but now he finds himself face-to-face with a woman who holds his future in her hands and has the power to destroy it: the school psychologist! In one conversation that covers his new life in NYC and the life he left behind, we'll get new insights into what makes Virgil Hawkins tick. And maybe Virgil hasn't been as careful at hiding his secret identity as he thought.

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 5, 2012

    The landing is fairly messy, but that's to be expected when you get the plug pulled. Still, when you have a character that can be summed up as positively as Bernardin did Static Shock, you can't help but wonder what could have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 7, 2012

    Static Shock #8 is good, but it's a tragic case of too little, too late. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 4, 2012

    A lot of us had high hopes for Dwayne McDuffie's creation in this new series. There was hope that Static would have a monthly series that did him justice and that he'd find his proper place in the new DC Universe. Sadly, we're left with eight issues of mediocrity. Things never really got off the ground, and this final issue does what it can, but it's not much. Hopefully, one day, Static will be tackled by a new creative team that really gets what makes the character so great, because this series clearly never had a firm grasp on it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Apr 15, 2012

    On their own both Static's encounter with the young girl and the shrink are solid storylines when separate, and if they were more expanded upon in separate issues these storylines could become much better issues. If I had to pick one, I would say a full issue where Virgil flashes back to his origin and his life more extensively in Dakota, would have provided perfect closure for this series. Instead, there are two great stories here marred by being put together. Combined with the story not always adding up and the artistic hardships, this issue is average at best, but like the rest of the Static series, could easily have been so much more. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 5, 2012

    So, until next time Static, take care. Next time DC tries its hand at reviving you, let's hope it is given to someone who will shake things up, tell good stories, and honor the memory of your creator, Dwayne McDuffie, without being so beholden to the party line that boring stories are all that emerge. That isn't how McDuffie wrote, and it isn't how good comics are made. Read Full Review

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