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Old 03-24-2011, 05:16 PM   #51
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Though it worries me a bit about what DC actually has in mind for the series, this decision probably for the best. Felicia never proved she was capable of writing a good comic with her Teen Titans stint. Giving her Static was the logical progression months ago, but that's obviously not the best of moves now.

I wouldn't be surprised if Matt Sturges or Eric Wallace got the book. Though neither are big names, both seem to be go-to-guys when it comes to random books that are doomed to fail.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #52
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JH Williams Cover for STATIC SHOCK



STATIC SHOCK Special

Below is the cover I just finished for the Static Shock Special due out some time in the near future. I wanted to try some different things in attitude. The Milestone characters always had this unusual quality to them, which I think made them pretty cool. And some of them seemed to have this Funk aspect to them. Now when I say Funk, I’m referring to Funk Music. So I decided to see if I could bring that more forward in attitude for this cover. The result is pretty effective. It still has this iconic quality that the genre should have, but now it feels like Funk meets Superheroes to me. Resulting in something different than what I usually do.

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This is the rough sketch for editorial approval.




Here is the black and white version. I was dissatisfied with the idea in sketch form, it didn’t feel iconic enough, or elegant enough. The trick to doing iconic superhero images these days is that they can feel a bit redundant or generic. The sketch is a bit blah to me. So in this black and white version I focused on making the pose more elegant in it’s movement. I used all copic greytones this time around and no traditional inking. I combined that with some black color pencil work and a little inkwash, and then final touches of white.




Here is the color version, done using photoshop. In the black and white I knew there was quite a few elements that I wanted to convert to color and remove some of the line work. The color was going to play a very important role here capturing the attitude I talk about above. So I used some unusual palette choices to get that feel I was going for across. I tried to use colors that fit the character but also fit the theme or my idea of Funk Music. The end result makes some of the stereotypical aspects of the iconic image recede and something bolder come forward. I’m pretty happy with it.




And finally the logo version. This was tough because the logo for this character is a very awkward style. Making it fit in with what was happening on the cover but stand out was challenging. The end result definitely fits into the Funk Music mentality that I was trying to convey. Hopefully its now a cover that will pop off the shelf from whatever is next to it.

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:47 PM   #53
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Don't know if posted but didio said their will also be a tribute to mcduffie in the special
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:12 PM   #54
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Cool! Reminds me of Spectreman.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #55
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JH Williams covers are always spectacular.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:37 PM   #56
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Yo.

then he should do a Spidey cover........




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Old 05-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #57
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Henderson Pays Tribute with "Static Shock Special"


In the article above, CBR says the Henderson written Static ongoing is canceled....

I should be mad but all I can honestly do is
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Yo.

tbch, I was expecting that to happen much sooner than now.......



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Old 05-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #59
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In stores June 1, the special one-shot features a Static-centric story by Henderson along with tribute pieces from Milestone creators including John Rozum and Prentis Rollins. Henderson's main story is drawn by the original "Static" artist, Denys Cowan, a decision that thrilled the writer.
At least we're getting that much. Hopefully, this will generate interest and segue into a monthly ongoing book. Thing is, that would take forever.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:04 AM   #60
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Was the original Static series any good? The only exposure I've had to the character was the cartoon.
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Did anyone pick up the special? I didn't even know it came out.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:43 PM   #62
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I picked it up, but haven't read it yet. This weekend will be my comics reading weekend. I have a ton of catching up to do.

Thanks to everyone's posts here, I haven't read the last 2 issues of Brightest Day... and judging from the responses, I'm probably better off not reading it.
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I picked it up, but haven't read it yet. This weekend will be my comics reading weekend. I have a ton of catching up to do.
Let me know how it is, I don't have much faith in Henderson but if it's good I'll pick it up.
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Finally got around to reading this. It reads just like an episode of the animated show: Urban issues, thugs, bang babies, etc.. It was decent.

I thought that too many urban issues plagued the animated series and made it unrelatable for some people. It would have lasted longer if they focused more on Static's trials with growing up and crime fighting. He had a pretty decent rogues gallery that was begging to be exploited.
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Finally got around to reading this. It reads just like an episode of the animated show: Urban issues, thugs, bang babies, etc.. It was decent.
Cool. If I can find an issue I might pick it up then.
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DCnU Take 2: Making STATIC SHOCK 'Urban', 'Kinetic'
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I don't like the new costume, but I'll still pick it up since I'm a fan of the character. Hopefully, they don't spend too much time on unrelatable urban issues that plagued the animated series.
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I don't like the new costume, but I'll still pick it up since I'm a fan of the character. Hopefully, they don't spend too much time on unrelatable urban issues that plagued the animated series.
so wait static became a white guy now?
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #69
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...... i don't think i'm ready to see the brown stains in Static's undies
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so wait static became a white guy now?
How did you arrive at that conclusion??? And one look at the preview would answer your question.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:44 PM   #71
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http://www.ersink.com/2011/09/static...five.html#more

5 page preview for the 2nd issue of Static.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:00 PM   #72
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #73
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yeah, i figured that static would join the titans sooner or later....it's about time, i mean he is a teenager afterall...
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:31 PM   #74
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i really like how you showed the process of creating your cover....are the any free version of photoshop & are there any tutorials for it as well because i use gimp 2, microsoft picture manager, and paint to make covers and edit images, but i hear that photoshop is the best....
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:42 PM   #75
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Not my cover but JH Williams III's cover. You could head over to his site and put the same praise/comment there and he'll surely respond to you.
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