DC Comics continues its launch of the Milestone comics line, presenting adventures of a culturally diverse mix of superheroes, set in the fictional city of Dakota. In the debut of STATIC, Virgil Hawkins, a typical 15-year old, has undergone a bizarre biochemical change. This change involves a secret identity, powerful manipulation of electrostatic forces... and the threat of a superpowered punk, Hotstreak!
Frieda heads to Akkad's place where the five alarm crew is waiting to take her somewhere. Static intervenes and defeats them. Frieda heads home. Static then changes into his civilian clothes and rushes back home to talk to Frieda on the phone. The next day Virgil asks Larry about asking Frieda out and he responds saying that he thinks Frieda believes they're just friends. While in class the five alarm crew arrive and take Frieda to Hot-Streak. Static eventually arrives and fights Hot-Streak, but when he sees his face he stops fighting and is beaten by him. Hot-Streak leaves and Static tells Frieda he couldn't fight him and takes off his mask revealing to her that he is Virgil.