DC Comics has officially announced a new "Static Shock" ongoing series to be launched in mid-2011. The adventures of Virgil Hawkins, the Teen Titan known as Static, will be scripted by writer Felicia Henderson who will be joined on the title by artists Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion.
Speaking with DC's blog, The Source, Henderson had this to say about the return of the Milestone fan favorite character:
"I always had my fingers crossed about Static getting his own book, again. In fact, I stalked Dan DiDio about the idea. I’m also a big Dwayne McDuffie fan, and if I could choose my real life little brother, he’d be Static! I love his relationship with his family, particularly with his sister. It feels very grounded and real to me. I love how much he cares about Dakota and that he’s a typical guy in a lot of ways. And nothing’s more fun to write than raging hormones, a dedication to doing the right thing for the right reasons, all while still trying to figure out who you are and what you really want."
Set to debut in May, the first issue of the ongoing "Static Shock" features a cover by Keron Grant.