STATIC SHOCK #2
Written by Scott McDaniel and John Rozum
Pencils by Scott McDaniel
Inks by Andy Owens
Review by Brian Verderosa
Static Shock was easily my least favorite of the New 52 books. It’s hard to tell, but I think it’s getting better. There’s still a LOT wrong with this book — our lead character is just a dick — but I can see it shaping itself into something a bit more enjoyable. The art isn’t fantastic, but the scope of the story is actually really well done. We get many different setpieces and locations, all the while advancing the (albeit thin) plot. I don’t need two pages of Virgil speaking to himself in order to feed us his inner monologue — there’s ways to do that, fellas. I don’t need the weird clone-sister storyline that just appears out of nowhere — I haven’t been given cause to care.
That being said, this book is narrowly missing STRIKE TWO this week. I found myself engaged, which is more than I can say for its predecessor.
Skip it. Just because it wasn’t awful doesn’t justify $2.99.