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Static Team-Up: Anansi #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

In a story set before the events of Static: Shadows of Dakota, the Static Shock animated series fan-favorite African superhero Anansi pays a visit to Dakota City, investigating a supernatural disturbance…but he’s going to need Static’s help to explore the occult side of the Milestone Universe!

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26 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Graham Crackers Comics

    A new team-up title?! I’m in! Brave & the Bold, Marvel Team-Up, and now Static Team-Up. And writer Evan Narcisse along with Charles Stewart III pencils and Jose Marzan Jr.’s inks starts out with a bold pairing. For those of you unfamiliar with the history of Milestone Comics, Static had proven so popular that he was given his own animated series in the early 2000’s and in the third episode of the third season, Static would meet up with Anansi, a hero from Africa in a story from 2003. The hero would reappear in a second episode during the fourth season. So technically, this is the first appearance of the character in an actual comic! And they do a great job. New concepts to hopefully be put to good use in the future! New allies, enemies, monsters! This one really continues the tradition of team-up titles!

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    In one of the most unexpected books coming out of DC in recent months, the Milestone Universe team is bringing a character who only appeared in one episode of Static Shock decades ago into the Milestone Universe. This is Anansi, a powerful, mystic figure who may or may not be the actual trickster God of African myth.


    With this only being a standard-sized one-shot, there isn’t too much time for the creative team to really develop Anansi, but mystery has always been part of his character. Would love to see more of him.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Those enjoyed the Static Shock animated series, and in particular the episodes, “Static in Africa” and “Out of Africa” will definitely enjoy Static Team-Up: Anansi #1. The characters are depicted true to form, as they are in the show. While this comic isn’t canon with the show, it is easy for readers to tell that a lot of inspiration has been taken from it. It is an exciting story that blends superheroes and fantasy with some history and folklore, to not only be an entertaining read, but an educational one as well.

  • 77

    Major Spoilers

    For my tastes, Static Team-Up: Anansi #1 is a success merely because it so successfully captures The Spider and his unique story-based magic, but strong art and a well-done script make it well worth your time. Even if you don’t remember the cartoon, this book serves as an updated version of the classic summer annuals of my youth while exemplifying solid, entertaining comics for modern audiences.

  • 75


    Static Team-Up: Anansi #1 offers a breezy, one-off tale that manages to continue the mix of animated and comic book influence on the new Milestone universe. If this continues to be a thing, then I’m all for it – once again, we’re getting the best of both worlds.

  • 70

    Static Team-Up introduces the DC Comics version of Anansi, another classic character from the Static Shock animated series Written by Evan Narcisse and illustrated by Chris Stewart III, this is a fun albeit lightweight team-up issue that serves to bring in Anansi into the DC universe with a fresh set of powers that are a little more abstract. While the connection between Anansi and Static is a little rushed, the comic knows not to linger on the set-up and dive straight into the action. Stewart’s art is a little more grounded than Nikolas Draper-Ivey’s, but it’s a good fit for the story. A solid superhero comic that hopefully helps lead to an expansion of the Milestone universe. I’d like to see Anansi make more appearances in the future.

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