Static is Setting Up a Massive Milestone Crossover

In high school, Virgil Hawkins, AKA Static, met Raquel Ervin, AKA Rocket. This made a Milestone team up seem natural. The Dakotaverse started to emerge in 2021 with Static: Season One and Icon and Rocket Season One and Hardware: Season One. The heroes are now collaborating and setting the wheels in motion for their Justice League.

Readers might not have known that Raquel Ervin (and Virgil Hawkins) attend the same high school if it wasn’t already been covered in the series. Dakota City is fully imagined and has many characters, locations, and events shared in the three ongoing comics. Milestone’s world-building was a step ahead of its time in the 1990s and continues to impress with its current comics. Hardware was a crucial player in the past, despite his brief appearance during static: Season One Virgil and meet another hero in Icon and Rocket #5, written and illustrated by Reginald Hudlin and Leon Chills, with art Andrew Currie and Doug Braithwaite.

Raquel and Virgil sit in the same classroom and have a short conversation in the hallway. Virgil reveals that he is Static to Raquel during their discussion. He is aware that Raquel is Rocket, and he wants to establish ties with fellow Dakota superheroes. This scene occurs after the end of Season One, when Virgil has fully developed into his superhero self. Confidently, Virgil says to her, “I can be somebody you can talk about stuff like this.” Your other life. The one who is a hero… Because I am Static.” Although she doesn’t seem interested, Virgil’s initiative is sowing the seeds for a future team-up with Icon or Rocket.

Raquel Ervin, who is unfazed, has become preoccupied in high school when Ant interrupts her. Virgil is harassed by a few students as he displays his ability to fight bullies in the hallway. He nearly lost his temper in an altercation with a student using his electromagnetic skills. He quickly disarms the students who are harassing him by shocking them off-panel. The issue took place after Static’s first seasons. This moment exemplifies Virgil’s rise as a hero.

It is also a sign of Virgil’s growth that he is willing and able to share his identity with his fellow student-superhero. The Milestone creative team had previously teased that the first three seasons of the titles might be converged with an event. Static and Rocket are now aware of their secret identities. Hardware and Raquel have become friends with Virgil.

 

 

 

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Related: The MCU Already Disowned Its Star Wars Multiverse Crossover

The iconic comic book artist Alex Ross has his own DC Comicshead canon that ended in the 1970s. It might not surprise anyone familiar with Ross’s work, such as Justice or Kingdom Come, that he prefers DC’s past.

Since its release, Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s exploration of the future DC Universe in Kingdom Comehas proven to be a fascinating premise. Even though it was published in the 1990s, many mainstream characters are missing. In Kingdom Come’sdepiction DC’s future, Dick Grayson assumes the Red Robin character instead of Nightwing, which he used in the comics. These details are part of Ross’s headcanon, which he once mentioned in an interview.

Alex Ross, speaking about Justice, elaborated on the book’s setting and his take on DC Universe. Ross revealed that continuity would continue into the 1970s and would therefore use his traditional characters. Ross shared his view on Justice’s DC Universe, saying that “To be very truthful to it, it’s keeping things with where they wanted them to set them. They’re in this location which is a mixture of continuity from the comics as well as what was on TV back in the 70s.” The characters’ perpetual states reflect their current place in Justice. For example, Superman is unmarried. Lois Lane is also a part of this .”

Ross had an idea about where the Justice League’s crimefighting partners were during the series, even though the Teen Titans don’t play a significant role in Justice. Although he is a fan of Marv Wolfman and George Perez’s take on the teenage superhero group, he still prefers his version to the founder members. Ross spoke out about the Teen Titans and said that Dick Grayson was Robin. There are no other Teen Titans except Wonder Girl, Aqua Lad Speedy, Speedy, and Kid Flash. This doesn’t mean that I dislike the Perez/Wolfman versions, but it’s just another age. For me, the cutoff is when the Justice League’s first modern-age hero is introduced. I consider Firestorm to be that. ”

For some DC fans, it might seem retrograde to ask Ross to keep the mid-70s as a point. He believes the era was the best because certain characters weren’t married or killed off. I need to choose this period in history before they started murdering people willy-nilly. You can start making those alterations, which I believe was between 1976-1977. In that time, Aquaman’s infant son, Flash, and other children are being killed off; things begin to change. Alex Ross is known for his photorealistic portrayals of superheroes. However, his example on DC Comics remaining in his past shows his respect for the characters he grew up reading.

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Jason Todd’s Second Death Revealed in New DC Preview

Also known as the Red Hood, Jason Todd has been seen dying in a preview for Task Force Z #3. This preview is available in print and digital on December 28. While he was the second Robin, Todd died at the hands of the Joker. He was revived many years later. He assumed the role of Red Hood and has been an uneasy ally to Batman since.

Red Hood, who has experienced death and rebirth twice, has a unique perspective that makes him the perfect leader of Task Force Z, the Suicide Squad spinoff. The mysterious “Mister Crispin” leads this team that takes dead villains such as Arkham Knight, Bane, and Man-Bat, and resurrects them using small amounts of the mysterious “Lazarus Resin.” This substance is derived from Ras’ al Ghul’s Lazarus Pits and can revive a person. The resurrected villains are offered a place on Task Force Z and could be eligible for a full dose. Red Hood has been chosen to lead this unit while also searching for clues about the identity of Mr. Crispin. Red Hood died while on a mission to recover Deadshot’s corpse. Now it is time for Red Hood to get his dose of Resin. Taskforce Z #3 was written by Matthew Rosenberg. It features art by Eddy Barrows and inks from Eber Ferreira. The colors are by Adriano Lucas. Letters by Rob Leigh.

An opening preview of DC Comics is at the “Chop Shop,” headquarters for Task Force Z. Red Hood is now on the operating table, and team doctors are trying his life. Red Hood collapses, and it is decided to inject him the Resin. It immediately works and brings him back to health. He questions the doctors about whether they used the Resin on his body, telling him no. The doctors tell him to rest, and the preview ends with him visiting Deadshot, who is now part of the team.

Red Hood’s second death was short-lived, thanks to the Lazarus Resin. The Lazarus Pits were also a factor in his first resurrection. Is the Red Hood now dependent on the Lazarus Resin for his life? Although technically dead, he was revived and dependent on the Resin. Is it possible that he is less dependent on Resin because he was only dead for a brief time instead of being long-term? Will he ever find the identity and the origin of Mister Crispin’s mysterious character? The answers will be revealed to the fans over time.

Red Hood’s views on death and dying make him an ideal leader for Task Force Z. Now, he is dead again. Although the death lasted only a few seconds, it was enough for Red Hood to be shaken up by his unpleasant memories.

Jason Todd’s Red Hood, DC Comics’ Nightwing 2021 Annual confirms that he changed from guns to a Crowbar. Although he decided to use a crowbar to protect his family and serve justice better, it is also due to a desire to be less lethal in his efforts to do so. It involves his surrogate father, Batman, and his long-lasting trauma from the Joker.

Nightwing 2021 Yearly #1 by writer Tom Taylor and artist Cian Torey, Dick Grayson sees surveillance footage showing Red Hood opening fire on a group of criminals and FBI agents. Nightwing, however, decides not to condemn Jason immediately. Instead, Nightwing confronts his brother to hear Red Hood’s side of the story despite overwhelming evidence. Dick believes Jason, after hearing Todd deny any involvement. This is especially true considering Red Hood’s recent decision not to use guns (even ones with rubber bullets) anymore.

When Dick asked Jason why he was using a Crowbar now, Jason confirmed that it was a deliberate decision. First, the crowbar was used by Joker to kill Jason in the “Death in the Family” arc. Jason was attacked to death and then killed in a warehouse explosion. Batman could not save him. Although he was later raised to become the Red Hood, the trauma from the beating seems to have never gone away. Jason seems to have taken a page from Batman regarding fear. He revealed that his weapon choice is a way to face his demons. Nightwing couldn’t help but notice that Jason should have dressed as a crowbar.

Nightwing’s jokes aside – it seems that Red Hood’s crowbar is based on the same logic and obsession with Bruce Wayne’s bats as Nightwing. It seems that Red Hood’s Batman imitation is limited to this. Although Dick claims that Batman is proud of Jason for not using guns anymore, Todd made it clear in Batman, Urban Legends, that he did this because he wanted not to hurt innocent people through the ripple effect of death. Not because he wants Batman to follow his rules.

 

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Tim Drake Just Reclaimed His Red Robin Persona, Sorry Robin Fans

Tim Drake, the third Robin, recently reclaimed his role in DC’s Infinite Frontier initiative. This was a step towards fixing his continuity and leaving Red Robin behind. DC’s decisions about Tim have been a source of dissatisfaction for fans who have seen him go back and forth over the years with his identity. It seems that all of his progress may have been wasted.
Tim Drake was Robin’s second-longest tenure. The first appearance in Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying was in 1989. He remained there until 2006. Red Robin was Tim’s hero, and he set out on his own. The New 52 era saw drastic changes in Tim’s life and, much to the dismay of fans, it ultimately ended his tenure as Robin. He returned to the forefront under the name Drake for a brief time, but it didn’t last very long. Fans were thrilled when Infinite Frontier brought Robin back to the forefront. According to Batman #114, Brandon Thomas, Jason Howard and Jorge Jimenez, Tim is still unsure who he is as a hero.

Recent issues of Batman have featured Tim calling himself Red Robin. This surprise was quite surprising to many. Tim was last seen in Batman: Urban Legends. He wore his modern Robin costume and was referred to simply as “Robin.” This implies that he likes it that way. This distinction is essential, but it says a lot about Tim and his character. This is the latest appearance after DC confirmed that Tim is canonically gay. It seems like Tim and his writers are still trying to figure who he is.

The DC Rebirth era is centered on Tim’s personal growth and self-discovery. DC has mocked Tim’s incessantly changing code names. At the same time, this may make it seem like DC is trying to undo Tim’s recent development. You must consider the source. This was primarily a Batman story that revolved around the latest Fear State arc. The writer may have made a mistake by allowing Tim to be a side character in the story. It could be a sign Tim will step down again. Damian Wayne will resume the role as Robin, his ongoing series.

Infinite Frontier has introduced many exciting developments to DC’s characters. This small change is hard to miss and could significantly impact Robin’s future in DC comics. Fans will have to wait and watch what happens next, even though it appears that Tim Drake may be experiencing an identity crisis.

Although Damian Wayne is perhaps one of the most obstinate bearers of Robin’s title, he has recently developed a little humility to balance his enormous ego. Robin, trained by the League of Assassins to become a deadly fighter, was just as dangerous as he was cocky, stubborn, and seemingly incapable of recognizing faults in his behavior or character. Now, Damian, after some soul searching at Gotham’s League of Lazarus, has concluded that Batman’s training, as well as his deprogramming, have made a significant difference in his life.

Robin #6 is a Robin by Joshua Williamson and Gleb Melnikov. The death tournament of the Lazarus League is now in full swing. In the pursuit of eternal life, the fighters on Lazarus Island have been fighting to the death to obtain the secret key to their victory. Robin defeats his first two opponents and wins easily. He made full use of the training he received under Batman and his mother, Talia. Damian, after defeating his foes, takes some time to relax, watch some fights and exchange notes with Flatline and Hawke about the mystery of the island. Respawn interrupted the fights, and the remaining fighters gathered once again in the arena to begin round 3. Damian manages to grab Mother Soul’s mysterious tome (the tournament host) and run away to try to decode it. The comic ends with Damian realizing what is happening and a panel of Respawn following him, eagerly pursuing the Boy Wonder.

Robin makes it through the first round of the tournament smoothly. Robin uses all the moves he learned from his parents to redirect his opponent’s momentum and target key muscle groups in his body to disrupt his moves. Robin wins his first two fights in less than half the time it takes for most other fighters to end their first brawl. Mother Soul comments that Robin is not as patient as the others and doesn’t seem to enjoy the brutality of combat. Damian replies that he will not be played as quickly as the other fighters.

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