Static #17 (Nov. 1994):
“False Impressions”
by Robert L. Washington III, Wilfred Santiago, Angel Gabriele

Static #17

Title: “False Impressions”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1994

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Robert L. Washington III
Art by: Wilfred Santiago, Angel Gabriele

11 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
Palisade Palisade hero
  [would-be hero, but inexperience makes him a danger] DC Milestone Media 1
Frieda Goren Frieda Goren supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[Static's girlfriend/partner] DC Milestone Media, etc. 74
Jean Hawkins Jean Hawkins supporting character
[Static's mother]
DC Milestone Media 33
Larry Wade Larry Wade supporting character
  black; Ernest Hemingway High School
[one of Static's best friends]
DC Milestone Media 22
Chuck Kane Chuck Kane supporting character
  Ernest Hemingway High School DC Milestone Media 8
Felix Felix supporting character
  Ernest Hemingway High School DC Milestone Media 12
Rick's unnamed friend supporting character
[1st app: Static #16 (Oct. 1994)] DC Milestone Media 2
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
Blood Syndicate Blood Syndicate
hero group
  [gang] DC Milestone Media 61

Summary from now-defunct webpage at

As Static tries to get Rick and his friend to the hospital, they are intercepted by Palisade, who tries to pick a fight with Static. Static finally talks Palisade out of fighting and gets Rick to the hospital. Virgil now has to deal with the fact that Rick is really gay. Frieda and Virgil discuss the fact that Rick is gay and we learn that Virgil has certain prejudices. Static confronts Palisade and the get into a big argument on how to be a superhero. We see Virgil and his friends discussing their comic book. Static finally Palisade to stop trying to impress other people, and also stops him from going after the Blood Syndicate. Rick tells his friends that he is gay, all of them!