“Static Shock” celebrates its 20th anniversary

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Fan of the DC Animated Universe, or DCAU, are celebrating Static Shock as the show turned twenty years old.

Static Shock was an American animated television show that aired on Kids WB in the early 2000s. The show followed high school student Virgil Hawkins, after being exposed to an experimental mutagen, becoming the superhero known as Static. He protects the streets of Dakota City with the help of his best friend and later fellow superhero, Ritchie Foley aka Gear.

Wednesday, Dwayne McDuffie’s, who served as the show’s co-creator along with Denys Cowan, official twitter page shared the opening, and with that came the fan tributes.

One fan wrote “20 years later and this still an epic scene from one of my favorite cartoons #StaticShock

During the show’s Kids WB career, it broke a lot of records while also providing some much-needed representation.

Even Static’s voice actor, Phil LaMarr, even joined in on the fun. He thanked Alan Burnett, Denys Cowan, and Dwayne McDuffie for playing the roles that they played in getting the Kids WB series on the air.

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