Static: Shadows of Dakota will now launch in February 2023

Static: Shadows of Dakota #1
(Image credit: DC)

Milestone Media's flagship hero, Static AKA Virgil Hawkins, is going on another adventure in 2023, as part of Milestone's 30th anniversary celebration.

Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan and DC chief creative officer Jim lee announced Static: Shadows of Dakota, a six-issue limited series sequel to Static: Season One by returning creative team Vita Ayala and Nikolas Draper-Ivey, at San Diego Comic-Con. And at New York Comic Con, they revealed the series will launch next year instead of in October as originally planned. 

Static: Shadows of Dakota #1 (Image credit: DC)

In Season One, Static and his friends successfully stopped black market prison operations in Dakota. 

Now, in Shadows of Dakota, a new threat presents itself as the mysterious Ebon goes on an underworld killing spree as he tries to find his brother. Violence is around every corner, and innocent people are getting hurt… so how is Shadow going to tackle all these fronts at once?

Static: Shadows of Dakota #1 features cover art by Draper-Ivey, Chase Conley, Olivier Coipel, and Dan Hipp. Check out covers, character designs, and some interior art below.

Static: Shadows of Dakota #1 will be available February 7, 2023. You can also meet a young Virgil Hawkins in the original graphic novel Static: Up All Night, which debuts summer 2023, or a grown-up version in Draper-Ivey's story for the Milestone 30th Anniversary Special.

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