Bang Babies are the survivors of Dakota’s Big Bang who received superhuman powers and abilities. The Big Bang was originally suppose to be a event where each gang leaders would settle their differences on Paris Island. When Mayor Jefferson got news of this event, she ordered the police to spray a special type of tear gas that would track down the criminals. However, the tear gas contained a substance called quantum juice (or Q-juice). When exposed, most people died on the spot. Some mutated, or gain superpowers. Those who survived were called Bang Babies.
The Bang Babies were created by Dwayne McDuffie, for his Milestone Comics and first appeared in Blood Syndicate #1 and Static #1.
Because of the Big Bang, some former gang members who acquired superpowers combined into a team called the Blood Syndicate, while some gang members became supervillains. Some civilians, such as Virgil Hawkins, became a superhero.