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So Milestone is back up and running officially

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Come February they are doing digital first along with a Static Shock OGN. Plus a push to get the original stuff at least on digital.

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Sounds good :clap: .They kind of wrapped up the original storylines a few years back.
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Huh? So DC is laying off a bunch of staff, canceling a bunch of books and moving a bunch more to digital only yet they are bringing Milestone back? :-?

I thought Milestone didn't sell that round the first go around. Other than Static Shock does anyone even know any of the characters?

I would think the limited time and money DC has would be better spent trying to right the ship and get their more well known properties to be doing well and then move on to the B and C list properties.

Bringing Static Shock back might make some sense given the cartoon exposure but the rest :-?

I wish DC the best of luck with this but I think it will just drive another nail in the coffin of DCs comics business.

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Icon & Rocket - I think Kirkman's Invincible's dad's story shares some similarities with Icon. I enjoyed the relationship between Icon and Rocket. I probably liked this book better than Static Shock.

Hardware - I thought this was a poorly done Iron Man ripoff but I may need to give it a reread.

I can't remember anything about Xombi, Blood Syndicate, or Kobalt...

If they could, it would be probably be a move to introduce Static Shock on the Black Lightning TV show to give him more exposure and hopefully generate interest in the character.
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geocarr wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:16:22 am
Icon & Rocket - I think Kirkman's Invincible's dad's story shares some similarities with Icon. I enjoyed the relationship between Icon and Rocket. I probably liked this book better than Static Shock.

Hardware - I thought this was a poorly done Iron Man ripoff but I may need to give it a reread.

I can't remember anything about Xombi, Blood Syndicate, or Kobalt...

If they could, it would be probably be a move to introduce Static Shock on the Black Lightning TV show to give him more exposure and hopefully generate interest in the character.
Icon and Rocket along with Hardware are the only ones most people are interested in. Everbody else :?

I for one am one of those people. Static, Icon, Hardware are the only ones I know know and have any real interest in.

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I remember reading that 90s schlock. I found it pretty uninspired. Maybe forced. I share David’s thoughts, but I know this was in the works for a long time, before layoffs.

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geocarr wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:16:22 am
Icon & Rocket - I think Kirkman's Invincible's dad's story shares some similarities with Icon. I enjoyed the relationship between Icon and Rocket. I probably liked this book better than Static Shock.

Hardware - I thought this was a poorly done Iron Man ripoff but I may need to give it a reread.

I can't remember anything about Xombi, Blood Syndicate, or Kobalt...

If they could, it would be probably be a move to introduce Static Shock on the Black Lightning TV show to give him more exposure and hopefully generate interest in the character.
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Hardware is only like Iron Man in that they have battle armour. For Hardware he took alien tech and modified it. He works for a corporate master who is a bad piece of work, so is trapped in the machine rather than being the Tony Stark master of his own universe. They are more different than at may first be apparent. In a strange way, Ultraverse's Prototype has more similarities with Hardware than hardware does with Iron Man. Hardware predated Prototype by several months.
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mramsterdam wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:30:07 am
Sounds good :clap: .They kind of wrapped up the original storylines a few years back.
I was happy to hear of their return back in 2017, then things got derailed by the lawsuit. I hope we finally see the fruits of their labours soon.
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magnus20009 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:32:37 am
Huh? So DC is laying off a bunch of staff, canceling a bunch of books and moving a bunch more to digital only yet they are bringing Milestone back? :-?

I thought Milestone didn't sell that round the first go around. Other than Static Shock does anyone even know any of the characters?

I would think the limited time and money DC has would be better spent trying to right the ship and get their more well known properties to be doing well and then move on to the B and C list properties.

Bringing Static Shock back might make some sense given the cartoon exposure but the rest :-?

I wish DC the best of luck with this but I think it will just drive another nail in the coffin of DCs comics business.
This has been in the works for several years. Plus apparently won't be folded into the core DCU, so potentially taps into a new market, especially as it is a reboot.

Milestone lasted 4 years in its original incarnation; the core launch titles ended at 35, 42, 45 and 51 issues, which is pretty respectable when you look at Ultraverse and arguably puts them alongside Valiant in its VH1 era, but without the push of being 'hot books'.

Milestone media are looking to leverage these properties into other media, which will leave them unencumbered in the way DC shows and movies are if they succeed; don't forget they have Reggie Hudlin on board (who has numerous TV and movie credits as director, writer and producer), who is, funnily, attached to a project called Shadowman. Yes, THAT Shadowman.
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Milestone Returns to DC With An "Infinite Edition" and All-New Digital First Series: link

Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0
The excitement kicks off February 26 with a digital-first “extended cut” of the Milestone Returns #0 one-shot. Originally available only during 2020’s DC FanDome Hall of Heroes and Explore the Multiverse, this updated edition also arrives in comic book stores on May 25. Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 combines the original 17-page comic with an additional 24 pages of completely new material written by Reginald Hudlin and drawn by artists Denys Cowan, Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Bill Sienkiewicz, and more.

This added content includes a retelling of the events of the Big Bang, the police-brutality protest that unleashed a sudden wave of superpowers in the city of Dakota. This $4.99 “director’s cut” also features content introducing the full new creative teams behind Static, Icon & Rocket, and Hardware, the digital-first series spawned by this new Big Bang, along with a reveal of their issue #1 covers.

“The response from fans after the DC FanDome panel was overwhelming, and that makes this news even more exciting for Denys and me,” said Hudlin. “Introducing these ‘seasons’ of Static, Icon, Rocket, and Hardware is just the beginning. There will be more stories with these favorite characters to come, and fans will see appearances from the legendary Blood Syndicate, setting the stage for an explosive Milestone event later in the year.”

In addition, DC’s future plans include the long-awaited launch of Earth M, a new line of comics conceived by Cowan and Hudlin, which will include the return of Duo, introduced to readers in Milestone Returns “#0, and other characters who will also appear in Milestone comics.


Static Digital-First Miniseries
Following in April, fans can expect new adventures of Dakota teenager Virgil Hawkins in a six-issue Static digital-first series.

In this monthly miniseries (20 pages per issue), bullied nerd Virgil is gifted with incredible electromagnetic powers in the wake of the Big Bang. Now he finds himself caught between an over-militarized police response to Black kids getting special abilities and some of those kids who are using those powers in dangerous and destructive ways. But when the bullies who terrorized him before the Big Bang show up with powers of their own, can Static be the hero that Dakota needs?


Icon & Rocket Digital-First Miniseries
The return of Augustus Freeman and Raquel Ervin is also in the works, with a new series featuring Icon and Rocket.

What happens when superheroes actually make a difference? When Raquel Ervin broke into the home of a wealthy Black lawyer, she didn’t expect to learn that he was a nearly omnipotent alien, lost in despair of ever returning home—and he didn’t expect that she would inspire him to emerge from the shadows and become a force for change on the planet he’s trapped on. What starts out as a simple request to stop the drug trafficking in her neighborhood turns into a mission to eliminate the drug trade worldwide. However, this act of heroism has unexpected consequences, making the pair the two most wanted criminals in the world when actually stopping crime leads to the collapse of the global economy!


Hardware Digital-First Miniseries
The relaunch of Milestone would not be complete without some mention of Curtis Metcalf, and beginning August 23, the first wave of new Milestone stories climaxes with the return of Hardware in a new digital-first series. This six-issue monthly series features the return of legendary artist and Milestone cofounder Denys Cowan with Bill Sienkiewicz on the character that completes the foundation of Milestone and the Dakota universe, both past and present.

All his life, young prodigy Curtis Metcalf was told he was special, and that he would save the world. But it turns out that Alva Industries wanted his beautiful mind for something a lot less noble than that—and his technology has made him the fall guy for the tragedy of the Big Bang. But Curtis is smart enough to not go out like that—and smart enough to steal his inventions back from Alva and start the process of remaking the world his way.

“Bringing back Milestone and the Dakota universe with DC has been an amazing journey,” said Cowan. “Getting the chance to do Hardware again with Bill Sienkiewicz is a dream come true. It’s the book that Dwayne McDuffie and I did together at Milestone originally, and I’ve always felt a strong connection to Curtis Metcalf. We can’t wait to bring fans the new adventures of Hardware!”
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My only complaint is that I'm not a massive fan of Hudlin. Other than that I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do.


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