Although a reboot of 1993’s Milestone Comics line has been teased by DC Comics going all the way back to 2015, the plans revealed at DC FanDome for an early 2021 relaunch seem closer than any of the previous efforts to bring the trailblazing comic universe back to comic stores across the world.
The original line featured heroes such as Static, Icon, Blood Syndicate, and Hardware (which survived the longest with 50 issues in total) as an off-shoot of Milestone Media and was founded by Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, Derek T. Dingle and the late Dwayne McDuffie.
Milestone was revolutionary at the time for creating an entire comic universe (the so-called Dakotaverse) comprised of a very diverse roster of heroes and villains. The original publishing venture lasted until 1996. Milestone Media was also responsible for the WB’s animated hit series Static Shock, which ran from 2000 through 2004.
The revised plans to relaunch Milestone in 2021 will feature an all-new Static Shock digital comic series beginning in February 2021. The most popular member of the Dakotaverse will by written by new full partner Reginald Hudlin and drawn by an artist to be named later. Hudlin will also pen a Static Shock graphic novel with art by Kyle Baker. A new Icon and Rocket series by Hudlin and Cowan was also announced at DC FanDome.
To get fans ready for the relaunch, DC will release digital editions of the original Milestone comics starting in September with the release of Milestone Returns No. 0, an all-new primer intended to introduce the characters to new readers, and remind original readers what they’ve been missing.
Stay tuned to Conskipper for further announcements about new Milestone comics headed your way soon.