Static (Virgil Hawkins)

Virgil Hawkins

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Static

Alter Ego: Virgil Hawkins

Other Names: Virgil Ovid Hawkins

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC Milestone Media

First Appearance: Static #1 (June 1993): "Burning Sensation"

Creators: Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III, John Paul Leon, Steve Mitchell

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 148

   Comic Book Appearances: 97

   TV, Film Appearances: 51

Teams/Affiliations: Heroes; The Teen Titans

Enemy of: Hotstreak

Race: black

Gender: male

Static (Virgil Hawkins)


From: Steven M. Bergson, "Jewish Comics Exhibit Notes", 5 December 2004 on the Hadassahfink's Home Page website (; viewed 4 July 2007):

Static #5, featuring black super-hero Static helped by Jewish Rabbi Kelman and an unnamed black pastor.

Static #5
When a synagogue is bombed by a black supremacist, a riot breaks out between the local Jews and blacks. African-American superhero Static manages to quell the riot, with the help of Rabbi Kelman and an unnamed black pastor.

This character is in the following 46 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Icon: Mothership Connection
Justice League of America (vol. 2) #27 (Jan. 2009): "Be Careful What You Wish For..." (mentioned)
Shadow Cabinet #0 (Jan. 1994): "Shadow War"
Static Shock!: Rebirth of the Cool #2 (Feb. 2001): "Standing on the Verge of Getting It On" (lead character)
Superboy (vol. 3) #7 (Aug. 1994): "Menace 2 Societies!"
Superman: The Man of Steel #36 (Aug. 1994): "A Rift in Reality!"
Teen Titans (vol. 3) #75 (Nov. 2009): "Wyld Thing"

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