Continually threatened by bullies and ignored by girls, Virgil Hawkins led a dismal and depressing life. But when a mutagenic gas accidentally gave the African-American adolescent superhuman abilities, Virgil was reborn as Static Shock, the electrically powered teen super-hero. Employing great characterization, witty dialogue, and dynamic action, STATIC SHOCK!: TRIAL BY FIRE recounts Virgil's earliest adventures as he deals with everyday problems like part-time jobs, high school crushes, and maniacal super-villains.
Collects Static #1-4.