After inadvertently being exposed to an experimental chemical Virgil Ovid Hawkins, a.k.a. Static, develops electromagnetic superpowers and takes up a crime fighting mantle, struggling to maintain a balance between his superhero career and his personal responsibilities.
Static shock was one of my favorite cartoons when I was younger. I was sad when I found out the creator Dwayne Mcduffie died a couple months back. But he left us with one of the greatest (black) superheroes ever.