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Static Shock: Blackout Honors Dwayne McDuffie’s Most Beloved Character

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Today marks a year from the death of Dwayne McDuffie, writer of comics and television, creator of Static Shock, and crusading comics creator for making more than token additions of characters of color, female characters, and LGBTQ characters in superhero comics. And while the New 52 comic series featuring his most famous character Virgil Hawkins/Static Shock is being cancelled (DC editors recently confirmed that he will be joining the Teen Titans), and under some ignominy no less, that doesn’t mean that fans have forgotten about him.

Especially not Stefan Dezil, who has already begun work on a twelve-minute Static Shock fan film entitled Static Shock: Blackout, which doesn’t just feature Static, but is told through the experiences of Daisy Watkins, “up and coming news reporter” from New York, Static’s canonical girlfriend. This is just the minute long trailer, but the full film, shot for a mere $5k, will be available online for free later this month. We heartily look forward to it.

(via Comics Alliance.)

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