I wanted to use beastboy's suit from the original comics and thats it... even thought it probably doesnt go with the art style but ehh. some like it some don't and I only drew the team that was present in 2009
Sadly Richie isn't Gear in the comic universe. Just a openly gay friend of Virgil who doesn't even know he's Static. Although maybe he does how power now seeing how Static old universe merged with the D.C universe where Gear did exist... well with comic there are many universes and its easy for them to write Rich from Earth 13 was replaced by another Gear power Richie during the World's Collide event. Weirder things has happen in Fandom.
Yes & no because the character Richie is created by using Virgil gay friend (Richard Stone as he called in the Comic) as a base for his creation. While Richard is proven to be gay "Richie Foley" is left ambiguous.