Static #9 (Feb. 1994):
“Static Needs a New Pair of Shoes”
by Robert L. Washington III, John Paul Leon, Rober Quijano

Static #9

Title: “Static Needs a New Pair of Shoes”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1994

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Robert L. Washington III
Art by: John Paul Leon, Rober Quijano

5 characters in this story:

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and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins)
(lead character)
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
Frieda Goren Frieda Goren supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[Static's girlfriend/partner] DC Milestone Media, etc. 74
Sara Quinones
  Blood Syndicate; Force Syndicate...  DC Milestone Media 53
Force Syndicate hero group
  [members: Fade, Flashback, Tech-9, Virus] DC Milestone Media 1
Virus villain
  black; Force Syndicate
[mentally ill Bang Baby; foe, then friend, of Static]
DC Milestone Media 3

Summary (from

Static stops a shoplifter at the mall, while searching for a new pair of shoes. Static sees some "kids" picking a guys pocket. Virgil tries to return the stolen jewelry, but catches the thieves in the middle of the act. Virgil runs out after the kids. Static then confronts Virus, a person with the ability to split off into smaller versions. He finds out the Virus is really a disturbed child in need of help. Virus tells of his origin and how his drug-addicted mother taught him to steal. Static takes Virus to a place where he can get some help and then Static does get some new shoes.