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DC FANDOME: Milestone Comics making a return next year! Yes!

August 24th, 2020 by Marc Comments

We learned at the weekend at DC Fandome that DC are bringing back the Milestone comics line!

Featured at the DC Comics Surprise Panel (which you can watch here), the line will make a return starting in February next year when Static Shock returns in digital form before the series previously announced and written by Reggie Hudlin and drawn by Kyle Baker will appear as a graphic novel.

On top of this,  Milestone Comics co-founder Denys Cowan is illustrating a team-up series titled Icon & Rocket, to be written by Hudlin with DC promising more title coming throughout 2021.

There will be a 17-page sampler on September 12th when the second part of DC Fandome kicks off (details here)  and it will be called Milestone Returns #0. The issue, written by Hudlin and Greg Pak, will “re-introduce fans to Milestone characters such as Static Shock, Icon, Rocket, Duo, and others.” 

Jim Lee, Ryan Benjmain, Khoi Pham, Scott Hanna, Bill Sienkiewicz, Don Ho, Alex Sinclair and Deron Bennett will all be lending their artistic talents to the books.

We will also see the long out of print original era (1990s-2000s) Milestone books get digital releases for the first time.

Milestone was a superhero line owned by black creators Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and Derek T Dingle who licensed the characters out to DC Comics and this saw Static Shock, Hardware, Icon, Blood Syndicate, Shadow Cabinet and Xombi become, briefly, household names before it stopped in 1997.

It briefly returned in 2010 and almost again in 2015 (legal disputes derailed that one) but the characters have appeared in various animated shows and games over the years.

In an age where diversity is the aim of all the artistic outlets, it’s nice to see strong, already established, characters making a much deserved comeback.

Have a wee taste of what’s to come below:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….