On the list of superhero movies that need to get made is the late Dwayne McDuffie's Static Shock. Fortunately, a group of Static fans have brought Dakota City to life, creating the short film Static Shock: Blackout, about the early days after the Big Bang.

Avenue G Productions made this fan film for around $5,000, and it serves as a neat introduction to the world of Static Shock as well as Richie, Frieda, Daisy Watkins, and Virgil himself. It's a loving tribute to McDuffie's characters, but it makes me long for a full-length Static Shock film. After all, we still need to see Virgil at home with his father and sister in between bouts of fighting crime.

Static Shock: Blackout [Facebook via The Mary Sue]