- Static #10 (1994) Written by Robert L Washington, Pencils by Brian O’Connell, editor: Dwayne McDuffie
Okay, one more panel. This is a great running gag Virgil Hawkins had for his series. Like any good nerd, he mimiced the culture he absorbed.
Yes, Virgil Hawkins is a HUGE NERD. Comic Reading, Role Playing NERD! And it’s beautiful.
Anyway, Virgil made references, spoke in funny accents, hummed theme songs to amuse himself when he felt the need. To explain them, the Editorial Box would explain it in a humorous way—and this is just one of the best.
It’s unspecific and you gotta think for a second, but then it hits you and you laugh. Because you know you’ve done this at least once in your life. It’s very humanizing.
Exactly. Virgil was a REAL nerd. Not what the writer thought was a nerd.