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All good things must come to an end, which happens to be the case for STATIC SHOCK. The series will see the release of issue #8 next Wednesday, April 4th, which also happens to be the final issue in this ongoing series. There's no doubt that Static has had to deal with some serious action since the start of his series. From an ensemble of new villains to volcano's erupting in the middle of New York City, and some changes made to the book's creative team, eight issues into his series and he's already been through so much.

The eighth and final issue of STATIC SHOCK will force the hero to put his fists down and talk his latest adversary off the ledge. But will he succeed? Check out the 4-page preview of STATIC SHOCK below, written by Marc Bernardin with art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens. Have you been reading the series? Are you sad to see it end?

== TEASER ==
Written by MARC BERNARDIN
Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH and LE BEAU UNDERWOOD
On sale APRIL 4
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.
#1 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

Sad to see this go. This is the fifth series I read in four weeks to cet cancelled. This sucks...

#2 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1161 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's hoping Static Shock goes out in a bang.

It wouldn't be a shock if it didn't (pun intended).

#3 Posted by Sakurafire (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Would be nice if he were recurring in Teen Titans.

#4 Posted by RyuHayabusa (2019 posts) - - Show Bio

Static has potential to be DC's Spider-man. Static deserves another chance.

#5 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Sad to see it go now considering the circumstances we now know.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33479 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sakurafire said:

Would be nice if he were recurring in Teen Titans.

he is going to be joining the team 
#7 Posted by The Stegman (24460 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh...the character has such potential...man, hate to see this go. 

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#8 Edited by The Impersonator (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm shocked to see that the series have gone static.

#9 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care how bad this was I'm sad to see it go.

#10 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

sucks this series is getin cancelled. but wasnt a very good series.

but good thing is we will see more of him in the teen titans title :)

#11 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11626 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

I don't care how bad this was I'm sad to see it go.

This. I loved Static

#12 Posted by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio

What a shame.

#13 Posted by emirblade (10 posts) - - Show Bio

sad to see this title go. He is a cool character.

#14 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

@Sakurafire said:

Would be nice if he were recurring in Teen Titans.

he is going to be joining the team

can't wait till he joins them, would also love to see him as a character in the hawkman series after reading the last issue, it could be a pretty cool dynamic

#15 Posted by cagedleo730 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to see that they addressed the whole Volcano thing. Wonder if Supergirl mentions it either. That whole volcano thing in Captain Atom #1 didn't make sense anyways.

#16 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Static gets a second chance!

#17 Posted by Emperormeister734 (814 posts) - - Show Bio

Whatever happens for Static in the future let it be him either teaming up/ joining Teen Titans

#18 Posted by Silver Zeal (203 posts) - - Show Bio

@zackattack529 said:

sucks this series is getin cancelled. but wasnt a very good series.

but good thing is we will see more of him in the teen titans title :)

D series wasnt bad in itself but bcuz of d rumblings in d creative team allocated 2 it which we/SZ blame DC.

Rozum who was supposed 2 b d writer of d buk never had a chance 2 put any of his ideas in d buk except 4 naming a fyzix skool after McDuffie & hving Hardware as Static's mentor, other dan dat d rest of d rubbish from was forced down Rozum's throat by McDaniel(d buks terrible artist & a very inexperienced writer compared 2 Rozum) & d editor who DC decided 2 support.

Rozum was creatively sidelined untop of which he could tell hw rubbish d story was which is y he left d buk...& guess wat soon after Rozum left Static Shock DC announces its cancellation.

If DC was smart dey shud hv fired McDaniel & Richardson(editor) of d buk...bring bak Rozum as writer accompanied with a different editor with Khary Randolph(cover artist of tatic Shock) doing interior art. But since DC went thru all d trouble of hiring a nu writer(Marc Bernardin) den y not gv d nu writer a chance 2 put his nu ideas in2 Static Shock rather DC decides 2 cancel d buk almost as soon as d nu writer was hired given only 2 issues 2 write.

It is incredibly unfair 2 d nu writer Marc Bernardin.

McDaniel finishd his arc in #6 when DC had decided 2 cancel d buk dey shud hv done so den but y go thru d trouble of getting a nu writer/creative team giving reader/fans false hope dat d nu writer might turn things around betta dan d McDaniel nonsense only 2 tell all(nu writer & readers alike) dat d next issue of d nu writer will b his last without even giving d writer a slightest chance of developing sum of his ideas 4 d buk.

Den DC plays hypocrites in d Dwayne McDuffie "League of 1" tribute in d Justice League: Doom dvd of hw much dey were apparently "impressd" & "luvd" Milestone xcters.....wat a bunch of liars.

Hek with so many heroes headed 2 NY it would hv been a gr8 opportunity 4 a multi-title crossover...Supergirl/ BB/ Hawkman/ Static & Captain Atom as hinted in d preview..

Static is a xcter dat had a several award winning & nominated cartoon show dat lastd 4 seasons with d re-runs still getting gr8 reviews over sum newer cartooons & yet DC refuses 2 treat dis xcter(& Milestone Media properties) with dedication & respect. Hell, d dvdd's of all d full seasons hv not been released in all dis time.

Dis mk u ask...y?

Is it bcuz Static is not Superman or Batman?

Or perhaps bcuz Static does NOT LOOK LIKE Superman or/& Batman?

#19 Posted by mewmdude77 (993 posts) - - Show Bio

It sucks they're getting rid of him, he's a cool character. I never read his comic, but I did what the show, and I loved that show! It was fantastic! I wish they weren't getting rid of him, they should have gotten rid of one of the repeater comics, like maybe one of the millions of Bat comics out there right now to let him stay?

#20 Posted by Mister_Sensational (186 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope beyond hope that DC puts Static on the Teen Titans. He could serve as that key character that links the Titans to the JLA (and if you want to know how just read Teen Titans #6) besides as far as I'm concerned the Titans have 3 characters that are really serving no better purpose anyway other than just being new characters so I say why not just get rid of one (or two) of them and replace them with Static, or they could just add him to the current roster, either way Static needs to be a Teen Titan!

#21 Posted by Kairan1979 (16756 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Edited by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not joining the Teen Titans. Lobdell said membership was too high during Wondercon. There was a thread about it on CBR a couple of weeks ago. He said Aqualad will be joining at some point after issue 12 though.

#23 Posted by KidSupreme (829 posts) - - Show Bio

I have been following this since the first issue.. kinda sad its finished now .. i feel like it was picking up!

#24 Posted by MetallicMercury (82 posts) - - Show Bio

I read the first three issues and it was... hard to describe. It was one of those stories that had the potential to be amazing but it was just missing something. Pity, it could've been the best book out.

#25 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

THANK GOD this terrible series is finally ending...

#26 Posted by wmwadeii (3249 posts) - - Show Bio

@WildStyle said:

He's not joining the Teen Titans. Lobdell said membership was too high during Wondercon. There was a thread about it on CBR a couple of weeks ago. He said Aqualad will be joining at some point after issue 12 though.

Maybe they can add him to the new series The Ravagers

#27 Posted by Silver Zeal (203 posts) - - Show Bio

@MetallicMercury said:

I read the first three issues and it was... hard to describe. It was one of those stories that had the potential to be amazing but it was just missing something. Pity, it could've been the best book out.

Dat reason d 1st 6 issues were terrible was bcuz d person who was hired 2 write d buk(Rozum) was creatively sidelined by d editor & artist-wannab-writer McDaniel(who does d terrible interiors) which is y Rozum left d buk bcuz his creative contributions were ignored. And shortly after Rozum left DC announces 2 cancel d buk.

Pls pik up STATIC SHOCK #7 which was written by a nu writer Marc Bernardin & he did a really gr8 job.

2 bad DC has refused 2 gv d nu writer any chance 2 incorporate any nu ideas in2 d buk...mks u wanda y DC actually hired him in d 1st place only d cancel d buk b4 he(Marc Bernardin) had d chance 2 right his 1st issue.

Funny thing is other buks hv had nu writers brought in, DCgiving those nu writers of those other buks a chance 2 develop their nu ideas in2 d titles....so d question is y has DC refused 2 gv d nu writer of Static Shock d same opportunity?

#28 Posted by cagedleo730 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

@WildStyle: I thought that Lobdell was joking about Aqualad. You'd think he'd appear in Aquaman first.

#29 Posted by Casshern (142 posts) - - Show Bio

@pspin: you choose...poorly. BUT I to hate that Static Shock is going away....DAMN!

#30 Posted by Casshern (142 posts) - - Show Bio

They need to put Static Shock the cartoon on DVD so I can buy it...or MAKE A NEW ONE!! Spidey gets how many Cartoons made for him!?

#31 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

@Casshern: not really X-23 and Daken had amazing endings, Generation Hope and Ghost Rider were alright and Static has yet to be seen but unfortunately I do not have high hopes for a good ending.

#32 Posted by buzz86us (24 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish this book had more time it wasn't really the character it was the bad writing that made this book suck I hate how Dc doesn't seem to know when to axe writers and it tends to be the fan that has to decide for them.

#33 Posted by blur1528 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

@RyuHayabusa said:

Static has potential to be DC's Spider-man. Static deserves another chance.

I've always felt that way about Blue Beetle.

#34 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, Scott McDaniel hasn't been writing this title solo for the past couple issues, he's had Marc Bernadin co-writing with him. Has the title gotten any better?

#35 Posted by UnosInfinitos (149 posts) - - Show Bio

Static and Spidey should have a pun-off

#36 Posted by wowylied (238 posts) - - Show Bio

Issue #7 was the first good issue of this title, it is logic to have it cancelled but if he is used like in captain atom again then it will be nice to see him again.

#37 Posted by termiteone4ever (7374 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this series . I hope to see more of him in the titans .

#38 Posted by Arachnokrypt (15 posts) - - Show Bio

It was expected. DC put one of their worst writers on the book.

#39 Posted by imsirius (44 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: That's good news.

I've been dropping re-boot titles left and right, but one I was sticking with was Static. Sorry to see it go.

#40 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Casshern said:

They need to put Static Shock the cartoon on DVD so I can buy it...or MAKE A NEW ONE!! Spidey gets how many Cartoons made for him!?

That's because Spidey is way more marketable than Static is.

#41 Posted by Silver Zeal (203 posts) - - Show Bio

@Static Shock said:

@Casshern said:

They need to put Static Shock the cartoon on DVD so I can buy it...or MAKE A NEW ONE!! Spidey gets how many Cartoons made for him!?

That's because Spidey is way more marketable than Static is.

Nope...absolutely not.

Static is just as easily marketable as Spiderman....both r smart, funny, kool powers, teens-early youth age range, etc

If u still diagree den pls state ur reasons.

#42 Edited by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Silver Zeal said:

Nope...absolutely not.

Static is just as easily marketable as Spiderman....both r smart, funny, kool powers, teens-early youth age range, etc

If u still diagree den pls state ur reasons.

Popularity. Demand. Spidey has an icon status as a superhero. Static doesn't. Spider-Man is the one getting more animation TV shows based on him, having action figures based on him and his villains, has had three blockbuster films, various forms of merchandise, and still has one of the longest running comic book titles (which sell better than any book that Static has ever been in). Those are my reasons. This is an indisputable fact.

Both of them being smart, funny, and having cool powers are character traits that they share. It has nothing to do with them being marketable. Spider-Man, as an icon, makes way more money for Marvel than Static will ever make for DC. Also, Spider-Man is no longer a teenager. He's an adult.

If you think Static is just as marketable as Spider-Man, you should ask yourself why Static isn't being pushed like Spider-Man is first.

#43 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21878 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want this is get re-rebooted. Also why the heck is Babs called No Name?