A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 166

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today concludes our tripartite look at the beginnings of the awesome Milestone hero, Static!


Okay, so when last we saw our hero Virgil Hawkins and his best friend, Frieda Goren, his identity as Static was revealed to her after she witnessed him getting beat down by a bad guy in front of her. In this issue, writers Dwayne McDuffie and Robert Washington III and artist John Paul Leon give us his origin.

There's a great bit that leads into the discussion...

That then shows us how young Virgil, in an attempt to impress young Frieda, got his butt kicked by a wannabe gangster in front of everyone. Her call to console him had the opposite effect...

This then inspired him to be "macho." He had a friend of his get him a gun and he went to a spot where a bunch of gangs were going to have a massive rumble. When the police arrived with tear gas to disperse the gangs, unbenown to anyone, the gas was laced with some sort of radioactive material that killed many of the people there and those that did not die received super powers.

So Virgil got superpowers, but so did the wannabe gangster.

Enter the resolution!!

This issue, as a whole, was one of the strongest issues Milestone Comics produced.

It's hard to find "the" moment, but I suppose I would pick Virgil's confident return to superheroing and his defeat of "Hot Streak."

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