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Published by:
Milestone Media, American, founded 1993  Search this
DC Comics, Inc., American, founded 1934  Search this
Owned by:
Dwayne McDuffie, American, 1962 - 2011  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product) with plastic
H x W x D (2019.96.13a): 10 1/16 × 6 5/8 × 1/16 in. (25.5 × 16.8 × 0.2 cm)
H x W (2019.96.13b): 12 7/8 × 9 13/16 in. (32.7 × 25 cm)
H x W (2019.96.13c): 12 13/16 × 20 1/16 in. (32.5 × 51 cm)
H x W (2019.96.13d): 10 1/16 × 6 1/2 in. (25.5 × 16.5 cm)
H x W (2019.96.13e): 11 × 6 11/16 in. (28 × 17 cm)
comic books
Place printed:
United States, North and Central America
June 1993
A copy of Static No. 1 owned by Dwayne McDuffie. The comic (2019.96.13a) is in an opened plastic cover. The cover of the comic book features an image of the character named Static on a yellowish red background. He is wearing a baseball cap with an “X” on it and a black costume with a lightning bolt on his chest. His right is held at shoulder height and has lightning coming out of it. His left hand is pointing at his right and lightning is connecting the two. Company logos and pricing information are at the top. Printed in Blue and white ink below the logos is [STATIC / YOU DON’T START NONE / THERE WON’T BE NONE]. The plastic cover (2019.96.13b) is blue and has a repeating design in blue and white of a baseball and a lightning bolt. The DC Comics, Inc. logo is in the top left corner. Printed at the top in white ink is [COLLECTOR’S / EDITION / STATIC]. The Milestone Media logo is in the top right corner. The cover of the comic book can be seen through a clear window at the center of the front. Printed in blue text over white at the bottom of the front is [THIS SET INCLUDES: / STATIC #1 / FOUR PANELS OF / GIANT 16-PANEL MURAL / EXCLUSIVE POSTER / SKYBOX TRADING CARD / BOOK AND POSTERS PRINTED IN CANADA / TRADING CARDS PRINTED IN USA / PACKAGED IN CANADA]. The four-panel poster (2019.96.13c) features four images of other Milestone Media comic book characters. The second poster (2019.96.13d) is of the cover of Static No. 1 without any text. The white backboard (2019.96.13e) features a black-and-white image of the character static with his left arm outstretched. Lightning is coming out of his hand. Black text on each side of the image is about the character’s origins. White text on a black background at the top says [STATIC]. This board faces out the back of the plastic covering.
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Milestone Media LLC
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National Museum of African American History and Culture