We're all Static Shock fans in this house. My son, wife, and I all watched the Static Shock cartoons when Cartoon Network was running them a few years back, and I was previously read many of the Milestone comics. She's never had enough time for comics, but she really enjoys the various DC animated programs, Static included. Now Static is returning, along with the rest of the Milestone characters to DC Comics, this time as part of the DCU proper. Milestone was yet another sub-imprint of the DC line in the mid-90's, which started up at about the same time !MPACT Comics was coughing up blood. Like !MPACT, the Milestone Universe was its own thing, set in a separate universe, and like the Archie heroes, the Milestone characters will return within the modern DCU. Presumably, the never-before-mentioned city of Dakota in the DCU will soon experience its own big bang, and we're off to the races. I've also gotten the impression that Dwayne McDuffie wasn't interested in giving up creative control over the Milestone characters, so his involvement is probably a given. I do wish Virgil Hawkins weren't getting dragged into the Teen Titans, a book I normally avoid, but overall, I applaud the move and look forward to seeing STATIC, ICON, HARDWARE, and (to a lesser degree) the SHADOW CABINET back in action.
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