DC Comics has officially announced the return of Milestone Comics. DC initially revealed the return at 2020s DC Fandome, but today revealed new details regarding the return, which will arrive digitally on February 26 and in comic book stores May 25.
Founded in 1993, Milestone Comics is the brainchild of Milestone Media. The company was founded by African American writers and artists who thought minorities were underrepresented within the comic book industry. Some of the most notable creators involved in Milestone are Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis, Denys Cowan, and Dwayne McDuffie, the latter also writing and producing the animated series’ Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10, and Milestone’s creation Static Shock.
DC editorial is still filling out the team producing Milestone’s returns, but two notable creators already announced include multimedia writer Reginald Hudlin and Milestone alumni Denys Cowan. Hudlin is an Emmy and Oscar-nominated filmmaker and writer, who’s also created work for Marvel’s Black Panther title, and wrote Milestone Returns #0 in 2020. Cowan has worked as a comic book artist for more than 40 years. Some of Cowan’s most notable work for DC includes The Question, Batman Black & White, and Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child. DC kicks off Milestone’s return in full force on February 26 with a digital release of Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0.
This updated edition will include the original 17-page Milestone Returns with additional 24 pages of story by Hudlin and artwork from Cowan, Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Bill Sienkiewicz, and others yet to be announced. This special edition will also reveal the creative teams behind the relaunch of Milestone’s Static, Icon & Rocket, and Hardware titles. “The response from fans after the DC FanDome panel was overwhelming, and that makes this news even more exciting for Denys and me,” Hudlin said.
“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.”
Following Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition, fans can also expect several Digital-First releases featuring the aforementioned characters and properties. Static is lined up for a return with a miniseries on April 12th, followed by Icon & Rocket on June 21st, and August 23rd sees the return of Hardware in a six-issue miniseries featuring art by Milestone’s own Cowan and legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz. As if that news isn’t great enough, fans of Milestone Comics can currently read complete 1993 first issues from Static, Icon, and Hardware on DC’s Universe Infinite service.