Static Shock Grows Up

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It’s been a while since Static Shock has even crossed my mind. A decade, or more perhaps. I didn’t exactly go wild for the show as he just couldn’t live up to the mythos of Batman and Superman, but did catch a few episodes on occasion.

If the artwork above looks like what might happen if Alex Ross tried to remake Static Shock, that’s because that’s exactly what’s happen. This is indeed a piece of work from Ross, though I don’t imagine a full series is coming. Still, very cool to see.


  • Ben
  • Black Canary

    Hey, that’s Jakeem Thunder, not Static Shock…

  • ponder

    i loved static shock. the comics were good too

  • Matt K

    That’s not Static, that’s Jakeem Thunder.

  • Mike D

    That’s Jakeem Thunder from JSA, not Static.

  • ethans1

    Jakeem Thunder ( and his genie, Johnny Thunderbolt

    Static looks pretty much the same as before (

  • I’m pretty sure that’s Jakeem Thunder, the Grant Morrison take on Johnny Thunder from the golden age JSA.

    Geoff Johns also used him for a run on JSA and I think this image is a cover from that series.

    At the same time, Static and Jakeem would make a pretty decent electric duo.

  • Chris

    -That’s a drawing of Jakeem Thunder from a few years ago. He was on the JSA. Ross was doing covers for that series.

  • Dansamtom

    That’s not static shock that’s Jakeem Thunder from the Justice Society of America comics

  • Bill Reyell

    Not Static – that’s Jakeem Thunder, Johny Thunder’s successor from the Justice Society. Old work, no less awesome than any other piece of work by Ross

  • Mike Wytrykus

    Hate to be the one to break it to you, but that’s NOT Static Shock. That’s Jakeem Thunder and Johnny Thunderbolt:

  • And Jakeem predates Static Shock by a couple of years.

  • shindanrod

    That is not statick… that is the guy from JSA -__-“

  • nobody

    i hate all of you who commented after ben… unnecessary

  • MattChi

    Does no one read previous comments???? holy crap. We. Get. It.

    Wait, its not Static Shock?

  • SeaJay Light

    Hey…it’s Jakeem Thunder. Because I feel like being in on this redundant party too.

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  • Kevin H. R.

    Actually, this image is from a series of covers Alex Ross did for the Justice Society of America comics, there’s a big gallery of heroes drawn like this O/
    Take a look:

  • kungfuironman

    Wow i was about to take your nerd card then i saw the update and correction…you disappoint me. 🙁

  • Tom

    They need a new writer

  • Nino Mitchell

    Yeah i didn’t get that into the show But i would love to see something with this looks awsome