The DC universe enjoyed a renaissance in the '90s and early '00s when it came to animation, and Static Shock was one of the coolest shows on The WB's Saturday morning schedule. Now, you can finally revisit the cult hit on DVD.
The show focused on the young hero Virgil Hawkins as he fights everything from bullies to supervillains in his neighborhood. Along with the obvious tropes of the genre, Static Shock did an excellent job of broaching topics like gang violence, homelessness and racism. That's a tough tightrope to walk for a kids' show, but this one pretty much nailed it.
Static Shock was also one of the first animated series to feature a black hero in a lead role and made for a worthy addition to the DC line-up that includes revered series like Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series. Put simply: It'll be great to open up this series to a new generation of fans.
Of course, it's important to note the series actually ran for four seasons — and this release only focuses on the first season. So if you want to see the rest released, we'd recommend taking a shot and picking this one up to show there's still demand. Also, if you're digging this one, maybe also pick up the first season of The Zeta Project and go all the way down the deep end of that early-'00s DC rabbit hole.
The first season of Static Shock will be available on March 28.