Blerd History Month: Static Shock

Static Shock was one of first black heroes I was aware of. Back when I was in primary school Static Shock was one of many after school cartoons to choose from. I never chose it though. In my defense this was the era of Animanics and Freakazoid. A bit about Static Shock: Static Shock is a DC Comics character created by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III, and John Paul Leon in 1993. Static’s alter ego, or real name, is Virgil Ovid Hawkins and he’s usually a good guy on a team of youths. He recently made his debut as a powered up character on

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52 Pick-Up Week #1 | Animal Man (DC Comics)

Animal Man never really intrigued me as a character so much as a strange thing I heard people talk about but didn’t get. I, like many of the NPCs in Animal Man comics, thought he could turn into random animals at will. He can’t. He can just absorb their “abilities.” The original run of Animal Man was 1988 to 1995 and written by THE Grant Morrison. That should sell the thing all by itself. It kind of did for me. Specifically, Jamilla over on Girl Gone Geek Blog going on about Grant Morrison had me intrigued. The second run of

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