Static returns for a second season in ‘Shadows of Dakota’

Check out preview pages from the new miniseries as well as the upcoming graphic novel ‘Static: Up All Night.’

During the Jim Lee & Friends panel in San Diego yesterday, DC’s publisher and CCO welcomed Milestone founder and legendary artist Denys Cowan to the stage to announce a second Static miniseries titled Static: Shadows of Dakota.

Vita Ayala and Nikolas Draper-Ivey will once again tell Virgil Hawkins’ story and introduce a villain called Ebon. Here’s a look at the cover:

And here’s the description from the DC solicits for the first issue:

Static is back! Though Virgil and his friends might have been able to stop the government’s off-the-books prison operations in Dakota, a powerful new threat lurks in the shadows. The mysterious Ebon is cutting a bloody swath through the underworld on a single-minded quest to find his brother. Against this backdrop of exploding violence, innocent people are finding themselves in the crossfire. The breakout creative team of Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala have returned to make Static’s life, and Dakota City, very complicated indeed—you’ve never felt shocks like these!

Here’s a look at Draper-Ivey’s character designs:

And here’s a look at the variant covers and a preview page:

But Shadows of Dakota isn’t the only Static project DC/Milestone have in the works. There’s also the upcoming graphic novel, Static: Up All Night, which was announced back in May. It’s written by Lamar Giles with art by Paris Alleyne:

Finally, Lee and Cowan announced Milestone Generations, a documentary film directed by Justice A. Whitaker. It’s about the relaunch of Milestone Media and will air in HBO MAX starting July 29. Here’s a look at the trailer:

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