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Static: Shadows of Dakota #6

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Ebon and Static uncover the shared truth behind Dakota’s brutal vigilantes, Rubberband Man’s disappearance, and the missing Bang Babies. The identity of the person responsible will have you on the edge of your seat! A battle for the soul of Dakota City itself is about to go down and the tension couldn’t get any higher!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Things get just a bit trippy as the hero and villain face off in the most unique way possible, as Static: Shadows Of Dakota #6 aims the series for its big upcoming conclusion. Everything about this issue, and this series, feels so raw and powerful in the most thrilling and relevant of ways. Truly a series that people need to be picking up right now if they haven’t already.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    This is a wonderful comic and I am honored to be able to read a comic that treats its characters with the respect they deserve. There is nothing childish or cute about this series. It is everything I would’ve wanted the animated show to be, had I been watching it in my young adult or teenage years. With such a small team, it is amazing to see such truly expert work. I hope that Vita and Nikolas continue to deliver this outstanding work in future issues, as I am delighted to have read this one.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    Static: Shadows of Dakota has been an absolutely amazing series thus far with fantastic writing and amazing art. With its focus on social justice issues, this book stands head and shoulders amongst the best things that Milestone has ever produced from Vita Ayala and Nikolas Draper-Ivey. As the series draws closer and closer to its epic conclusion, there’s nowhere that Earth-M can go besides up!

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Draper-Ivey and Ayala craft an exciting, entertaining and thought-provoking story in this issue. The story does a fantastic job of giving Virgil a journey through the trauma of Ebon and showing how he is stronger because of it. There is some great suspense throughout the story and the resolution creates an interesting dynamic for both Static and his nemesis.

    The Art: Draper-Ivey’s art is amazing. The visuals draw you into the story and the character dynamics perfectly while also crafting some fantastic rising action.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    The penultimate issue of this Wildstorm series dials it back to focus on the two main characters, Static and Ebon—but that doesn’t mean it’s a laid-back issue. Anything but, as the two go head-to-head in Ebon’s shadow realm. The villain has sought out Static, looking to draft him into the hunt for Ebon’s brother—taken by the same ruthless vigilantes who kidnapped and killed Static’s friend Quincy. While this is a noble motive, Ebon makes very clear that he has no problem killing anyone who gets in his way, and Static won’t tolerate that. We’ve seen this battle before between heroes and antiheroes, but this one feels personal and doesn’t demonize either side. We understand Ebon’s raging pain, but Static clearly makes the better case for why vengeance for vengeance’s sake won’t fix things. The art by Draper-Ivey is just as strong as his writing, a dark and ominous battle for two heroes souls in a surreal landscape.

  • 80

    Static’s showdown with Ebon hits on multiple fronts as the two clash not only in a battle of powers, but also in terms of philosophy and force of will. I thought the comic did a good job of framing Ebon and Static’s experiences as both different but with similar roots. While Static may have avoided the worst experiences thanks to a solid foundation at home and at school, Ebon lost out on both, which may have pushed him to a more violent perspective. Still, neither the comic nor Static demonizes Ebon, which I think is a lot more nuanced than other superhero comics out there today that paints socioeconomic issues with too much black and white. A solid superhero comic.

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