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‘Static’ Writer Robert Washington III Laid to Rest Thanks to Hero Initiative

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The comic book community was distressed to learn last week that the late Robert Washington III, best known as for co-writing the original appearances of the pioneering teen superhero Static for Milestone Media and DC Comics, faced the possibility of being buried in an unmarked grave site for indigent New Yorkers -- a consequence of the very dire financial circumstances he found himself in at the time of his death earlier in June. A successful Hero Initiative campaign was mounted to raise funds to give Washington a proper funeral, and he was laid to rest on Monday with his surviving family

RIP ‘Static’ Writer Robert L. Washington III

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Numerous sources have confirmed the sad news that comics writer Robert L. Washington III has passed away after suffering multiple heart attacks. Washington's resume includes numerous credits from DC Comics and other publishers, but he was best known for co-writing the original appearances of the pioneering teen superhero Static at Milestone Media, where he collaborated with the character's co-creator Dwayne McDuffie and series artist John Paul Leon. Washington was just 47-years-old

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Watch the 13-Minute Live Action ‘Static Shock’ Fan Film [Video]

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Back in February writer/director/actor Stefan Dezil released a teaser trailer for his in-progress Static Shock: Blackout, a short live-action film based on the Milestone Media superhero created by Dwayne M

Is Static About To Join the ‘Young Justice’ Team?

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Attention, everyone with fond memories of watching Static Shock on Saturday mornings: You might find yourself experiencing deja vu in upcoming months, if a tease about the second season of Cartoon Network's Young Justice series turns out to mean what many fans and commentators have suggested: that Static may be joining the animated sidekick team.During an interview with the World Finest blog about gett

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Fans Honor Dwayne McDuffie With ‘Static Shock’ Fan Film [Video]

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What do you do when DC Comics produces a Static Shock comic book that is not to your liking and then cancels it outright? If you're writer/director/actor Stefan Dezil, you make a Static Shock movie. Just ahead of what would have been the late Static co-creator Dwayne McDuffie's 50th birthday, Dezil and his crew of filmmakers have releas

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Scott McDaniel Speaks Out On The ‘Static Shock’ Creative Meltdown

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Static Shock co-writer John Rozum spoke out recently about what he said was "really going on behind the scenes" of the cancelled DC Comics title, which besides being one of the first New 52 series to be discontinued was also one of the very few superhero comics starring an African American hero in the leading role and. Fans were disappointed not just by the loss of a spotlight for the beloved character, created by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon, but

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Static Gets Ongoing Series by Felicia Henderson, Scott McDaniel

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We've known for a while that Static would be starring in a new ongoing series, the question was just when and by whom. Thanks to a post at DC Comics' The Source, we now know that the Teen Titan's return to solo adventures will be handled by writer Felicia Henderson (Teen Titans) and artist Scott McDaniel (Nightwing, Green Arrow) with covers by Keron Grant (New Mutants). Called Static Shock, the book will debut in May.Created by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon as part

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