DC Comics reviews 7-27-21 – Infinite Frontier #3, Strange Adventures #11
Static Season One #2
It’s a thrill to see the Milestone characters returning to prominence in this Infinite Frontier era. Static’s second issue confirmed the debut wasn’t a fluke and the series is already rolling with a bang (baby).
Writer Vita Ayala immediately pays off the cliffhanger from last issue with Static using some scientific theories to save his family and his first super villain.
A key component already being established is Virgil Hawkins doesn’t want anyone else telling him how to use his powers. That’s an easily relatable concept for a teenager. Ayala also looks at the challenge of keeping powers a secret from parents and friends, but also fellow classmates with a massive social media following. Virgil’s parents are split on how best to take care of Virgil’s plight, which adds another realistic slant since parents aren’t always on the same page for what’s best with their children.
Ayala also works in a Tony Stark/Peter Parker MCU bond with Static and the hero that will eventually debut as Hardware.
Nikolas Draper-Ivey finishes the layouts from Chriscross resulting in a very dynamic art style that gives Static a visual tone unlike any other book on the stands. There’s a tremendously vibrant sense of movement and the colors Draper-Ivey uses is stunning.
Static is coming in hot and is already shaping up to be one of DC’s stronger reads for the second half of 2021.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10