STATIC SEASON ONE #1-4 (Vita Ayala / ChrisCross)

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At long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe is making his shocking return!
Bullied nerd Virgil Hawkins wasn’t the kind of kid you’d normally find on the streets at a protest– but like everyone else in the city of Dakota, he was fed up. Unfortunately, the first time he stood up to raise his voice, the world turned upside down. The experimental tear gas released that day left some of his classmates maimed or dead…but it left Virgil, and others, with stunning new abilities. Virgil has power inside him now — real power, the ability to channel and manipulate electromagnetic fields.
But there’s anger burning inside him, too.
What is he supposed to do about all of this? And first and foremost — what is he supposed to do about his bullies, now that they’ve got superpowers too?
A dynamic creative team of new comics voices and Milestone Media veterans join forces to open up a new chapter in the story of the most iconic Black teen superhero in comics history.

Written by
Vita Ayala
Pencils
ChrisCross
Inks
Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Colored by
Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Cover by
Emilio Lopez
Khary Randolph
Genres
Superhero
About Book
Page Count
23 Pages
Print Release Date
June 15 2021

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Mouais, bof.
J’étais curieux de ce retour de Static mais, déjà, je n’ai pas vu passer le one-shot qui relance Milestone, et ce #1 est une suite directe. Il y a bien quelques rappels, mais c’est flou, d’autant que je trouve que l’origine est maladroitement évoquée (Static a eu ses pouvoirs par le Big Bang, semble-t-il, mais on comprend aussi qu’il aurait été testé ou transformé avant ? pas clair).
Tout l’aspect familial et social, avec un Virgil qui revient une semaine après avoir libéré ses pouvoirs au lycée contre une brute, est assez fluide et pertinent. C’est bien écrit et bien caractérisé. Mais ça se perd sur la fin avec un affrontement bourrin et stérile.
Vita Ayala se perd un peu entre deux eaux, alors que ChrisCross propose une approche surprenante, avec beaucoup de dynamisme et de fluidité presque manga dans la baston, mais les couleurs trop vives gênent la lecture.

Déception, quand même.

C’est du ChrisCross ? J’avoue que j’ai dû mal à l’e reconnaitre. Et ce n’est même pas parce que la palette de couleurs est envahissante.

pareil.

C’est son encreur habituel ?

C’est sur ça change des années 90…
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Et il n’a pas trop l’air de jumper

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Virgil Hawkins learns that a secret identity is a tricky thing when his high school bully gets upgraded to his super-powered archnemesis! But if he thinks the fires of Hotstreak burn hot, then he definitely isn’t ready for the white-hot anger of his parents, when they learn what he’s brought to their front door…

Static (2021-) #2: Season One

Written by Vita Ayala
Pencils ChrisCross
Inks Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Colored by Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Cover by Emilio Lopez, Khary Randolph
Release Date : July 27, 2021

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Static: Season One #3

Written by: Vita Ayala
Art by: ChrisCross

The government believes the super-powered teenage “Bang Babies” of Dakota are out of control…and they’re too dangerous to be allowed on the streets! When his classmates start disappearing, Virgil Hawkins wants to do the right thing and expose what’s going on…but is there any way to do so without Static getting snatched up himself?

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Static: Season One #4

Written by: Vita Ayala
Art by: ChrisCross

The Dakota crackdown comes for Static’s friends! As the government cracks down on the super-powered teenage Bang Babies, Dakota’s schools are getting emptier and emptier…and with someone he loves in the sights of the roundup, Static must put his own life and family at risk to protect them!!

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