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Static Shock 036: “Toys in the Hood”

May 3, 2010 1 comment

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Story by John Semper Jr., Ernie Altbacker
Teleplay by John Ridley
Directed by: Another weird uncredited director
Originally Aired: May 3rd, 2003
DVD: (grumbling)

Summary: Toyman arrives in Dakota on the trail of an old friend, but it turns out that they’re conspiring to threaten Static’s girlfriend.

Arc Notes: Static’s first meeting with Superman. Some loose ends are tied up from Toyman’s second S:TAS appearance, “Obsession.” Read more…

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Static Shock 042: “Fallen Hero”

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment

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Written by: John Semper Jr.
Teleplay by: Stan Berkowitz
Originally Aired: February 7, 2004
DVD: STATIC SHOCK IS NOT ON DVD.

Summary: Static must defend Dakota from the attacks of the rogue Green Lantern John Stewart, his personal hero. Read more…

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Static Shock 030-31: “A League of Their Own”

January 17, 2010 2 comments

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Story by John Semper Jr. and Ernie Altbacker (part 1) Dwayne McDuffie (part 2)
Teleplay by Ernie Altbacker
Directed by… uncredited again. Huh.
Originally Aired: March 1st and 8th, 2003
DVD: Do you really still need me to tell you?

Summary: A cosmic anomaly causes the Justice League to call on Static’s help in recharging the Watchtower; however, when the league is called away, Static and Gear must deal with Brainiac, who shows his usual persistence.

Arc Notes: Static’s first encounter with John Stewart and the remaining Justice League members. Revelation that parts of Brainiac survived the explosion at the end of “Twilight.”

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Categories: B, Static Shock

Static Shock 027: “Hard as Nails”

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

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Written by: Paul Dini
Directed by: No credit listed for this one, oddly.
Originally Aired January 25, 2003
DVD: Haven’t you gotten the hint yet?

Summary: Static pursues a wayward classmate to Gotham City after he finds out she’s been duped into believing a company can cure her of Bang Baby Syndrome. When it turns out the company is a front for Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Batman shows up to help.

Arc Notes: Static’s presumed first visit to Gotham, where he later re-locates. Static and Batman learn each other’s secret identities. Read more…

Categories: A-minus, Static Shock

Static Shock 024: “The Big Leagues”

January 6, 2010 1 comment

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Written by Len Uhley
Directed by Dave Chlystek
Originally Aired: January 26, 2002
DVD: Again, go complain to WB.

Summary: Feeling the heat from Batman, Joker bolts for a city with a burgeoning population of super-powered potential-henchmen: Dakota. Static’s on the case, but when the Dynamic Duo show up, the new hero has to prove himself.

Arc Notes: First meeting of Static and Batman. Read more…

Categories: C-plus, Static Shock

Static Shock 001-002: “Shock to the System” and “Aftershock”

November 27, 2009 1 comment

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Supervising Producer Alan Burnett
Written by Christopher Simmons
Directed by James Tucker
Original Airdate: September 23, 2000
DVD: Nonexistent. Go yell at WB.

Summary: Teenager Virgil Hawkins, an unwitting recruit of a local gang, is trapped in a mysterious explosion and finds himself wielding electricity-based powers.

Arc Notes: Static would be fully integrated into Justice League later in that series.

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