Article by Chris Foti
DC Universe is continuing their ongoing celebration of the animated series Static Shock. The weekly new series, DC Daily, posted an in-studio interview with acclaimed comic book artist and Static Shock producer Denys Cowan.
Below is a quote from the interview, where Cowan revisits the popular series and explains real-world inspiration behind Bang Babies.
“Based on reality, the whole Bang Baby, the whole explosion, the whole thing, where Virgil gets his powers is based on reality. That was based on an incident that happened in Philadelphia. And it was…I want to call it The Move organization, that was these black radicals and the way the city decided to handle that situation was to bomb the block. Bomb everybody on it. So they did and they ended up killing all these people and doing all this stuff. So we thought in our bright minds, gee, that is a comic book incident for sure. And we adapted it to the comic books, but it was based on reality. A lot of stuff in the milestone books were, but that specifically, the genesis of that was based on something that happened. That you couldn’t believe that the government would do.”
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