Think You Know Static? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about our favorite humorous high schooler, Static! Also known as Static Shock and of course Virgil Hawins, this electrifying hero has fought alongside some of the most talented members of the DC Universe, AND carried his own animated series! Are you a Static enthusiast? Do you know any deep cut information like total voltage, or average number of quips per appearance?

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section!

Remember – All facts MUST be cited with their source to be considered for- it can be any source! Just be sure you cite it.

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—CITE your facts with a credible source by providing a link, a magazine, commentary, DVD featurettes; anything that can validate your fact.

—If we are not able to VALIDATE your fact, or if it does not fit the tone of our Encyclopedia entries, we may not use the fact right away.

—If REPEAT facts are submitted that we would like to use, the first us er to post that fact will receive the credit.

—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.

—We have RECRUITED a very helpful little friend from the 5th dimension to sort out the facts and answer questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He’s VERY excited to keep this party going!

—We will be accepting Static facts now through MONDAY, AUGUST 5th.

—To ensure your information has not ALREADY BEEN CITED in our existing Encyclopedia, you can find the current Static entry here:


Static was named after Virgil D. Hawkins, an attorney who fought the court system through the 40s and 50s to overturn a denial of admission to law school based on his race. (Source:


In season 4 episode 1 of the the TV show “future shock” he teams up with batman beyond after getting thrown into the future and batman beyond and Bruce Wayne acknowledge future static as one of the greatest heroes of their time.


In the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air there is a framed copy of Static issue 1 in Will and Carlton’s bedroom.


Theres a fan made, 13 minute short film on YouTube. Really makes me long for a full length movie. There are…2 now I believe, by the same company. One is from 2012 and the other a 2019 release.

Forgot to source.

Dwayne McDuffie was initially opposed to the idea of Static having only one living parent in the animated series as he felt it was important to show a black hero with a complete nuclear family to combat the common stereotype, but felt it worked out in the end given the stories that came from it.


All I can say please ,and with the whole Milestone line up Pretty Please, and with all of the old Vertigo titles, Pretty please with sugar on Top!