One of the most welcome announcements at 2020’s DC FanDome event was the return of the Milestone universe to the DC Comics publishing schedule.
Unlike the first half of DC FanDome, which focused primarily on DC’s upcoming movies, television, video games, and animated features, the on-demand Explore the Universe edition is firmly centered on the life-blood of the company: traditional comic books.
DC’s FanDome returns for part two on September 12, focusing primarily on DC’s comic and animation divisions, with some surprises along the way.
DC FanDome generated a lot of buzz and over the past few months (just take a look at Conskipper’s recent news archive!) leading up to the event, and according to Warner Bros., the online convention also garnered 22 million views across 220 countries.
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.
And while everyone was focused on Miller’s shiny new duds in the concept art that Muschietti displayed, many fans missed Michael Keaton’s Batman squaring up to assist the Flash against some gun-totting villains.