Meet Virgil Hawkins, a mild-mannered teen in the wrong place at the wrong time when a chemical explosion rocks the streets of Dakota City - changing him from supergeek to super-hero. Based on the Milestone/DC Comics property, this animated series about the adventures of the first African-American teenage superhero follows quick-witted Virgil, who finds himself imbued with electromagnetic superpowers after being exposed to a mutagenic gas.
Taking on the guise of Static, an urban hero of his own creation, he must learn to control his powers, figure out how to patrol the skies at night and still make it home in time to study for school. Virgil's greatest discovery becomes the real "charge" he gets out of helping people and making a positive difference as a super-hero in his community. The series confronts real problems and issues faced by today's kids, including peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse urban neighborhood.
In 2004, stores received a Warner DVD release titled, "Static Shock - Vol 1: The New Kid
"...a single-disc, 6-episode package. The item is long out of print, and fans have been longing for more from the show. Putting aside a pair of crossovers with Justice League Unlimited
, the Static Shock
animated series ran for 4 seasons and 52 episodes...and the first season alone clocked in at 13 episodes.
Now the Warner Archive has announced that on March 28th
they will release Static Shock - The Complete 1st Season
on DVD. Our thanks to reader Jackson Burnett for the heads-up. This new manufacture on demand title will cost $24.99 SRP, and cover art is below (you'll notice it's the same key artwork as the old "Vol. 1
Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program has a listing
for the title, but they aren't taking pre-orders as of this writing. On the other hand, you can pre-order it from Warner's own WBshop.com online store right now, using this button link: