Static Shock was one of several old Milestone titles I picked up regularly (Hardware and Blood Syndicate being the others, if your interested), so when I saw that it was getting a new lease on life, I was intrigued to say the least.
I got over that pretty quick. Heck, I got over DC NU52 pretty quick. OMAC was fun, but repetitive. Frankenstein was concept-awesome but execution-average. All-Star Western is stuck in Gotham City: CSI Ol' Timey Edition, which was cool, but I'd like some frontier six-gun action, pleaseandthankyou. Demon Knights is still on its first story six issues in (and oh it's a good story, but c'mon...six issues?). And Static Shock was...disappointing. Not bad, but not good.
It was certainly a comic book of some form or another. Just not one for me. Which was confusing, because John Rozum is a writer I like (Midnight, Mass. was the sh*t, y'all I ain't even lying), so I was expecting something better.
So, apparently there was a reason that Static Shock was, how you say, 'uneven' in terms of quality.
Yeah. That sounds depressingly familiar, don't it? It's not the same situation, really, but shades of Christmas Past and all that.
It's a shame for a variety of reasons. But at least now Rozum is free to do something else...like a new Midnight, Mass. series.
Y'know, if he wanted. No pressure.
Look...just gimme a one-shot. I'm not begging.
Fine, I'm begging.