As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Scott McDaniel and John Rozum bring Static Shock back to the DC Universe! The brilliant, yet slightly awkward high school student Virgil Hawkins transforms into the cocky electromagnetic hero Static! A mysterious tragedy forces the Hawkins family to relocate from Dakota to New York City and Virgil must start all over again in a new high school, as well as a new internship at S.T.A.R. Labs. But is he ready to take on the new villains who lurk in New York City's underworld? Collects issues #1-8.