Just in time for Juneteenth, Milestone and DC Comics 96-page non-fiction anthology ($9.99) featuring one-shot spotlights on real world icons from throughout Black history will be in comic stores on June 21.
The Milestones in History anthology stars the fictional heroes of the Milestone universe, who tell the real-life stories of heroes from history such as:
- Russian Poet and novelist Alexander Pushkin, written by New York Times bestselling author Alice Randall, with art by Don Hudson, José Marzan Jr., and Andrew Dalhouse
- Carthaginian general and statesman Hannibal Barca, by award-winning writer Steven Barnes, with art by Ron Wilson and Mike Gustovich
- Musical icon Prince, written by journalist and culture critic Touré and art by Ray Anthony-Height
- The Three Musketeers author Alexandre Dumas, by bestselling author and pioneer of Black Horror fiction Tananarive Due, with art by Jamal Igle and Chris Sotomayor
- Eugene Bullard, the first Black American military pilot, by Pat Charles and Arvell Jones
- Black American female pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, written by Melody Cooper, with art by Domo Stanton and Emilio Lopez
- Dancer, educator, and social activist Katherine Dunham, by actor and author Karyn Parsons (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
- “Lucy,” the early hominid fossil (Australopithecus) discovered in Africa by Donald Johanson, Mary Leakey, and Yves Coppens, written by Alice Randall
In addition to all of the snapshots from history, Milestone In History also includes hints about the next phase of the Dakotaverse, leading up to the first big “event” for Milestone.
Check out the cover by ChrisCross below as well as the first few pages of the Milestones in History anthology.