Static #2 (July 1993):
“Everything but the Girl”
by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III, John Paul Leon, Steve Mitchell

Static #2

Title: “Everything but the Girl”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1993

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III
Art by: John Paul Leon, Steve Mitchell

15 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins)
(lead character)
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
Rick Stone Rick Stone
supporting character
Ernest Hemingway High School
[Static's longtime friend]
DC Milestone Media 82
Brickhouse Brickhouse (Marta)
  black; Blood Syndicate...  DC Milestone Media 40
Frieda Goren Frieda Goren supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[Static's girlfriend/partner] DC Milestone Media, etc. 74
Holocaust Holocaust (Leonard Smalls) villain
  black; Blood Syndicate...  DC Milestone Media 43
Hotstreak Hotstreak (Martin Scaponi) villain
CBR Scale: M White Supremacist
5-Alarm Crew (leader); Firecrackers... 
[Static's arch-enemy]
DC Milestone Media 18
System System villain group
  [international conspiracy; controls most of civilized world] DC Milestone Media 25
SYSTEMatics SYSTEMatics villain group
[operatives in massive exo-skeletons]
DC Milestone Media 11
Jean Hawkins Jean Hawkins supporting character
[Static's mother]
DC Milestone Media 33
Sharon Hawkins Sharon Hawkins supporting character
[Static's sister]
DC Milestone Media 61
Larry Wade Larry Wade
supporting character
  black; Ernest Hemingway High School
[one of Static's best friends]
DC Milestone Media 22
5-Alarm Crew villain group
[gang led by Hotstreak]
DC Milestone Media 7
Firecrackers villain group
[gang Hotstreak belonged to before gaining powers]
DC Milestone Media 1
Tarmack Tarmack (Charles Bell) villain
  [henchman; mercenary] DC Milestone Media 14
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Congregationalist (raised); Catholic (convert)
[met time-travelling Wolverine] DC Milestone Media, etc. 41

Summary (from

Frieda and Virgil talk about Static. Virgil speaks of his origin. In a flashback scene we see that Virgil gets beat up by a bully while first meeting Frieda. Larry makes the bully back off and then advises Virgil to smoke the bully. Virgil decides to get a gun and go to the Big Bang to kill the bully. Virgil can't pull the trigger, but is caught in the tear gas. He gains control over electricity and barely evades being captured by the Indigo Station of S.Y.S.T.E.M. Virgil tells Frieda that Hotstreak is actually the bully that has been taunting him. Virgil decides to face down Hotstreak and beats him up pretty good. Frieda turns down a romantic pass from Virgil and we see someone sent to confront Static.