Dwayne McDuffie was very unhappy with the printing job done on this issue and issued the following statement on his website about the book:
Static Shock #2 is the victim of the single worst reproduction job I've ever been associated with in my dozen years in the business. The colors printed about 30% too dark and the black plate printed as a gray wash instead of a solid black. The result is a murky, indistinct mess. We're working with DC Comics and Ronalds (the printer) to make sure this never happens again. I wanted to publicly apologize to the readers, but also to John Paul Leon and Melissa Edwards, who turned in an outstanding job on this issue, a job not apparent in the printed final product.