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Static: Shadows of Dakota #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

While Virgil and his dad investigate the recent disappearances of Bang Babies, we learn more about the mysterious leader of the vigilantes. Can Static get to the bottom of these sinister abductions before more kids get captured? Meanwhile, Ebon goes to Paris Island to follow a lead on his missing Brother’s wearabouts but the Blood Syndicate don’t take kindly to strangers coming on their turf!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    ‘Static: Shadows Of Dakota’ #3 brings more of a focus to the character on the page helping set up the various players in the game and the paths that will eventually cause them to collide. Such a great emotional powerful series that takes us into a fleshed-out realistic feeling world that could leap off the pages at any moment.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    Static: Shadows of Dakota is an interesting and very character driven follow-up to Season One. Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Vita Ayala, Wil Quintana and AndWorld Design are crafting a fantastic and horrifying tale of family loyalty with great writing, amazing art and absolutely stellar lettering with each issue they release. The Milestone return is in full effect and we certainly can’t wait to see what comes next!

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Draper-Ivey and Ayala craft an interesting and entertaining story in this issue. The threats continue to be more dangerous and I like seeing Virgil in more of a holding pattern than running off without a plan. There is a great amount of tension in the story as if everyone in it is standing on the edge of something and that tension makes the story more compelling and engaging.

    The Art: Draper-Ivey delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The visuals are unique and have a great style that engages the eye with each moment.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    This continues to be one of the best books to come out of the Milestone universe, and it’s heavily due to the contributions of Draper-Ivey on both ends. After a brief but terrifying appearance by Ebon in the first issue, the infamous villain appears again in a longer segment to hunt the Blood Syndicate. But while he’s every bit as intimidating and ruthless here, his dialogue hints at a more nuanced motivation than Hotstreak had in the first volume. And it’s hard to blame him—the bigoted Bang Baby hunters capturing and experimenting on the teenagers are clearly the bigger threat, and they have their eyes on Virgil’s mentee Quincy. With it not being clear how “official” these hunters are, it adds new stakes to Static’s hunt and finds him in an uncomfortable situation. Overall, this issue is more setting the stage besides the opening segment, but it’s a very strong run as a whole.

  • 80


    Static: Shadows of Dakota #3 tilts into the horror genre, reworking Ebon into one of the most frightening villains ever to graze the pages of a comic book. Now that we’ve hit the halfway point of the series, the stage is set for Static to battle one of his most fearsome foes. Let’s hope it’s a good matchup!

  • 60

    Shadows of Dakota spends an issue taking a breath and setting up the next part of its arc. While Virgil debates his next steps against the bang-baby abductions, other forces begin making their move and even potentially making some allies. This comic isn’t as exciting and dynamic as the previous two issues, but I do feel like it keeps its focus better than issues in the first Static miniseries.

  • 50

    Lyles Movie Files

    Draper-Iveys art looked especially unpolished and rough this issue. Some pages reflected his usual high quality animated style while others seemed rushed and done in more of a sketch style. Hopefully this was just a one-off rocky issue as Draper-Iveys art has been a major selling point of the title.Shadows of Dakota has been an intriguing title and theres no other way but to call this installment a disappointment.

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