MICHAEL DAVIS: Static Cling

Michael Davis

Master Of The Universe, Lord Of All Media, Most Interesting Black Man In the World, Sexiest Man on Earth, Mentor, Writer, Artist, Producer & Uppity.

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22 Responses

  1. Joe Nazzaro says:

    Nice piece, Michael. As one of the first journalists to do a decent-sized feature on Milestone back in the day (for the late-lamented Comics Scene) I had the great pleasure of speaking to many of the key player when things were getting started and my sense at the time- feel free to correct me if I’m wrong here- was that most of the creators were not writing and drawing books about black and minority characters; they were trying to do good books about characters that just happened to be black or of minority descent. Otherwise, I can’thelp thinking that we wouldn’t be having this discussion now.

  2. Martha Thomases says:

    My favorite blue-sky session ad idea for Milestone was a picture of a billboard for Dakota that said, “If you lived here, you’d be dead by now.”

    God, I miss Dwayne.

  3. I’ve little doubt that the cancellations only were due to sales. Poor sales come from poor creative team decisions. Static is such a strong character, I’ve no doubt he’ll be back in the DCnU very soon. In the mean time, be happy that no one else is making it worse by continuing a bad book.

  4. I’ve little doubt that the cancellations only were due to sales. Poor sales come from poor creative team decisions. Static is such a strong character, I’ve no doubt he’ll be back in the DCnU very soon. In the mean time, be happy that no one else is ruining the character.

  5. “Bruce”. Why was I not surprised by THAT punchline?

  6. Ha, thanks Michael!

    My pigmentation aside, I am glad you enjoyed the article. I knew I could generate some attention! :p

  7. Daryll B. says:

    Damn Mr. Davis…. and not just a regular damn but a Ron Simmons DAMN! from the WWE…. No quirks.. no complaints… just a profound sadness for now that the limitless potential for Static and the whole Milestone Universe to be used within the DC dynamic is delayed yet again. Thanks for the enlightenment once again Sir!

  8. Jeremiah Avery says:

    MOTU, any chance of a book being written about the development and inception of Milestone?

    “Static Shock” and “Hardware” were my top two from the Milestone line. Though I’m a few shades short of albino, I felt I could relate to Virgil’s/Static’s issues as a teen (minus the superpowers, unfortunately) and had some similar interests.

    It was quality storytelling in an era of hologram covers, impossible musculature and other annoying gimmicks best left on the scrap heap of history. It is sorely missed.

    • Jeremiah,

      So let it be written-so let it be done.

      Go to Amazon and search; Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics and Their Fans.
      There was a book written some time ago.

      Yeah-a book-that how we roll. ;-)

  9. StuGranger says:

    Meanwhile back on planet Earth:

    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white

    • Larry White says:

      I guessing you didn’t vote for Obama.

    • Larry White says:

      Sorry-that should have been-I’M guessing you didn’t vote for Obama.

      ‘Genocide’ against the white? I’ll ask the BLACK guy in the WHITE house to look into that.

  10. Mindy Newell says:

    First off, I HATE using the term “race” for what is a skin color. EXCUSE ME, BUT IF BLACK FOLKS WERE A DIFFERENT “RACE,” there would be, for instance, no Tiger Woods. MEANING that, biologically, different races cannot come together and conceive.

    It’s the HUMAN race, folks. And some people have white skins–which I never really got anyway, ’cause “white” people ain’t really white, are they? Unless they’re albinos.

    Ethnicity, that I can accept.

    Secondly, wouldn’t it be fun if Newt, Mitt, Rick (Santorum, not Perry, although he can take part, too), Ron, Michelle (Bachmann, not Obama), and every single one of those fucking racist pigs just were honest and said, “Obama’s not a communist. He’s not a socialist. Hell, he’s not even Kenyan. HE’S BLACK!!! AND WE CAN’T HAVE A BLACK MAN AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.”

    I mean, c’mon. You KNOW that when Mitch McConnell said that the Republican Party’s #1 goal was to make sure that Obama was a one-term President, you KNOW he was really saying:

    Gotta get that nigger out of the WHITE house.

    They all make me puke.

    • Larry White says:

      Mindy stop!!

      You don’t want to upset Stu ‘…ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race’ Granger!!