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Static Shadows of Dakota #2


Static’s latest arc has retained the pleasantly refreshing tone of a modern comic that reads like a taste of contemporary teen life.

Writers Vita Ayala and Nikolas Draper-Ivey keep Virgil’s dialogue from ever sounding too outdated and try hard.

Virgil is spending some time mentoring Quincy, when he bails to attend his father’s Bang Baby outreach effort. How often does a hero bail on anyone to spend time with their family?

Some action does develop, but it’s up to another Bang Baby — not Static — to fend off the shadowy group stealing powered individuals. Ayala lightly teases their agenda more this issue while keeping their main objective a mystery.

Draper-Ivey’s art is bringing some of the more dynamic artwork in comic’s today. There’s such a unique visual style in every issue of Static where basic conversations have such care and emotion that it doesn’t matter if an issue passes with minimal action. Draper-Ivey just makes it look incredible.

I’m loving this run of Static, which continues to be the highlight of the new Milestone era and quietly one of DC’s more engaging titles.

Rating: 9 out of 10

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