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Title: Milestone Media press
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 18, 2015, 09:31:14 am
SDCC 2015: Milestone Media’s Grand Return is Extremely Important – Here’s Why
by Catrina Dennis ⋅ Posted on July 17th, 2015 at 9:02am

I don’t work 9+ hours a day/5 days a week solely for the press badge that I get every year at SDCC, but it does feel like something of a reward for all of the hours spent when I get to witness real-life milestones in the comic book world. Such was the case this past weekend at the final press breakfast for DC Comics, where legends such as Jim Lee, Grant Morrison, and Dan DiDio spoke on the coming events in DC’s post-Convergence world. Morrison’s wide-range storytelling is being held together as a web of worlds inside of his brilliant noggin, and I cannot wait to read some of the new titles, especially Titan Hunt.

But the real highlight of the breakfast (with love for DC and the amazing bacon strips that the hotel staff served, respectively) was the amazing return of Milestone Media, the trailblazers of the 90’s that were responsible for the creation of Static Shock, Icon, Xombi, and Hardware.

Milestone stood for diversity and representation throughout the 90’s, and their return brings promise of diversity not only in their heroes, but their creators as well. The company’s focus on stories told from the perspective of LGBT heroes, heroes of color, and superheroines makes them a valuable imprint for DC, in a time where the demand for diversity from fans like you and I has been amplified to a point where it can no longer be ignored.


I was so ecstatic to speak with Milestone co-founder Derek T. Dingle, who spared the time to share insight on what the company is looking for in new creators, and their goals for the future.

Fast-forward to 4PM that day, when the hilarious and talented Orlando Jones took the stage in Room 9 to introduce the founders of Milestone once more. The panel, open to the public this time, took fans through the history of Milestone Media, detailing the tragic story that led to the company’s revival.

Original co-founder Dwayne McDuffie, whose career spanned such a good deal of my younger years (from Static Shock, to Justice League Unlimited, to Teen Titans and so much more), passed away in 2011 at the young age of 49. The devastation of this loss left a company in limbo until McDuffie’s memorial service (attended by company heads Dingle, Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan), when a fan approached the co-founders and explained how much Milestone meant to them as a person of color.

The realization hit them like a brick wall: Milestone could not just disappear. It was needed, important, and as relevant as it had been back in the 90’s. With that in mind, Milestone began building their foundations in silence, and four years later, their grand return is one of the most highly anticipated “milestones” in modern comics.


As relevant as it was before, Milestone is, in my opinion, especially needed now. In an amplified society like ours, where the subjects of diversity, bigotry and acceptance are a constant talking point, Milestone stands firm for people that still find themselves underrepresented, disrespected or made mockery of in modern-day comics.

The realization hit them like a brick wall: Milestone could not just disappear.
Milestone serves to show fans that everyone can be a hero, regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, or identity. But, what’s almost more important, is Milestone’s style of honesty: the stories of their heroes reflected the real world around us, and along with supervillains, many of Milestone’s flagship title leads struggled with actual problems that real people face on a daily basis. Milestone flies us away into fantasy, but does not create a world where the issues that surrounded us are overlooked for the sake of anyone else’s comfort.

For their part, the company is opening it’s doors to new IPs “down the road” and reviving beloved characters as well as introducing a wide range of new heroes for people from all walks of life to adore and identify with. The honest, iconic, human stories of Milestone’s past once again have a home, and yes — the figurines are already on their way. Overall, I absolutely cannot wait to see what becomes of Milestone Media over the next few, likely explosive years.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on June 13, 2017, 09:09:50 am
I was late for Mildstone. No money. Are there any Essential Mildstone Omnibuses available?
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 13, 2017, 02:23:19 pm
I was late for Mildstone. No money. Are there any Essential Mildstone Omnibuses available?
Coming soon.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Tanksleyd on June 13, 2017, 05:35:00 pm
I was late for Mildstone. No money. Are there any Essential Mildstone Omnibuses available?
Coming soon.

Excuse me for being late to the party
But Milestone Media
Is you....interesting
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 13, 2017, 08:16:46 pm
I was late for Mildstone. No money. Are there any Essential Mildstone Omnibuses available?
Coming soon.

Excuse me for being late to the party
But Milestone Media
Is you....interesting
I am one of the partners, yes.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Catch22 on June 14, 2017, 07:22:41 am
Well, I'm ready for the return.  I have almost all of the original books!  What are y'all waiting for?  Take my money!!!
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on July 28, 2017, 05:56:10 pm
Found this Newsarama story about a possible announcement coming in a few months.
Looking good.

https://www.newsarama.com/35722-news-on-dc-s-milestone-relaunch-coming-soon-says-jim-lee.html (https://www.newsarama.com/35722-news-on-dc-s-milestone-relaunch-coming-soon-says-jim-lee.html)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Hypestyle on July 29, 2017, 10:00:30 am
I really want to write an Icon story someday.  There should even be a YA novel written from Rocket's point of view.  Hopefully it will happen.   :)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: JRCarter on August 02, 2017, 06:19:28 am
A topic I was hoping to avoid:

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/dwayne-mcduffie-reginald-hudlin-milestone-media-1202512743/ (http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/dwayne-mcduffie-reginald-hudlin-milestone-media-1202512743/)

Not sure how much of this Reggie can discuss.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 02, 2017, 11:44:34 am
A topic I was hoping to avoid:

[url]http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/dwayne-mcduffie-reginald-hudlin-milestone-media-1202512743/[/url] ([url]http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/dwayne-mcduffie-reginald-hudlin-milestone-media-1202512743/[/url])

Not sure how much of this Reggie can discuss.


Yeah, doesn't sound too promising...
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: APEXABYSS on August 08, 2017, 10:41:51 am

What Happened To Static & Static Shock in DC Rebirth  (posted Jul 2, 2017)

https://youtu.be/fiFqRJKY_RQ (https://youtu.be/fiFqRJKY_RQ)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiFqRJKY_RQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiFqRJKY_RQ)

Funny moment @ 7:03! Well, at least I got a kick out of it! I do not totally agree with the statements made in the video but there are some really good points addressed & not just rumor rhetoric.   
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on August 22, 2017, 06:18:00 pm
Not media related, but if any of you live in the Tidewater VA area, a comic store on Mercury Blvd in Hampton has Milestone comics at $4 each. Was only passing through the area, but next time I'm there, I'll do a detailed look.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 23, 2017, 11:38:16 am
Not media related, but if any of you live in the Tidewater VA area, a comic store on Mercury Blvd in Hampton has Milestone comics at $4 each. Was only passing through the area, but next time I'm there, I'll do a detailed look.

each?
My purchases are usually .50 to $2.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on August 24, 2017, 06:17:22 pm
Not media related, but if any of you live in the Tidewater VA area, a comic store on Mercury Blvd in Hampton has Milestone comics at $4 each. Was only passing through the area, but next time I'm there, I'll do a detailed look.

each?
My purchases are usually .50 to $2.


lol. I need to a more detailed search next time I'm there. This was mostly PSA for anyone living in the area.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on September 26, 2017, 07:55:33 am
Looks like a good reason to be at NYCC.

https://www.newsarama.com/36551-dc-s-new-milestone-line-to-be-unveiled-at-nycc.html (https://www.newsarama.com/36551-dc-s-new-milestone-line-to-be-unveiled-at-nycc.html)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: daingermouz20 on October 03, 2017, 09:16:41 am
Great! Hopefully these characters will look similiar to their original look and personality
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 05, 2017, 02:14:49 pm
How are we NOT talking about the press conference?
Brother Mr. Hudlin...you're writing everything! lol
And you have Ken Lashley with you, too?
oh.my.goodness.
please...take my money. insist.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: 4sake on October 05, 2017, 02:30:59 pm
http://www.cbr.com/milestone-dc-comics-earth-m/ (http://www.cbr.com/milestone-dc-comics-earth-m/)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on October 05, 2017, 06:10:20 pm
Cause I was hoping for a Sat. panel.

Looking forward to spring 2018. Put your pre-orders in
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on October 05, 2017, 06:31:21 pm
This newasrama link has the play by play of the panel.

https://www.newsarama.com/36748-nycc-17-dc-s-milestone-panel.html (https://www.newsarama.com/36748-nycc-17-dc-s-milestone-panel.html)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: MindofShadow on October 06, 2017, 06:47:31 am
Can someone explain to me what Milestone is exactly?

It is before my comic time.

All i know about it is Static, just because I remember the cartoon.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Vic Vega on October 06, 2017, 08:11:09 am
Can someone explain to me what Milestone is exactly?

It is before my comic time.

All i know about it is Static, just because I remember the cartoon.

Milestone was independently owned comic imprint of DC. Imagine if the X-men were separately owned by its creators and the characters had their own world apart from the Marvel Universe.

The original creators were Derek Dingle, Dwight McDuffie, Denis Cowan, Michael Davis and Priest who left before the first issue went to press.

The books were (what I can remember off the top of my head):

Static: pretty much like the cartoon you know.

Icon: (officially about a Black Superman type character but the story was really from the point of view of his female teenage sidekick, Rocket)

Hardware: Frustrated genius inventor wages a vigilante war in armor of his own design against the corrupt corporation that stole his work).

Blood Syndicate: Street Teens mutated in an illegal Police gas attack form a super powered gang to protect their turf/interests.

Shadow Cabinet: Basically a cross between the Justice League and SHIELD if it was run by an amoral, manipulative leader who only cared about the "greater good".

Kobalt: Basically low-tech Batman if Batman's sidekick's was in over his head rookie.  Another book told mostly from the perspective of the sidekick.

Xombi: Korean Scientist gains immortality in a lab accident and now is pitted against bizarre mystical threats.

Heroes Milestone's version of the Justice League. Icon, Rocket, Hardware, Static, Donner and Blitzen (Donner's super strong Blitzen's super fast and the are a lesbian couple).

I'm sure somebody will correct my misrememberings.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: daingermouz20 on October 06, 2017, 07:51:59 pm
I'm sooooo excited by tbe latest Milestone I started to wet myself on purpose. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: TripleX on October 08, 2017, 05:54:46 pm
There's no mention of my two favorite Milestone books...Hardware and Blood Syndicate. I own all the Icons (as well as the complete line) but didn't really like him as a character. He was too conservative, fatherly and square, like an unfunny Bill Cosby turned superhero. The new promo art looks amazing though. It's a near perfect update for Icon and Rocket but I wish they'd kept Icon's red, black and green.

I'd upload the pics but this site won't allow me to do it directly from my computer (which sucks, I mean why? this is the only site I've been on like this) and photobucket charges now.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: Kimoyo on October 15, 2017, 11:16:04 am
There's no mention of my two favorite Milestone books...Hardware and Blood Syndicate. I own all the Icons (as well as the complete line) but didn't really like him as a character. He was too conservative, fatherly and square, like an unfunny Bill Cosby turned superhero. The new promo art looks amazing though. It's a near perfect update for Icon and Rocket but I wish they'd kept Icon's red, black and green.

I hope they relaunch Hardware.  At the end of the original run he hung up his Armor and moved away.  It was teased that a young woman would take over.

It might be nice to see Augustus "Icon" Freeman gradually becomes "woke" by viewing the world through Rocket's eyes and a perhaps a fearful societal reaction to his exploits as a "superhero"/vigilante?  Also, please have him engage in more h2h combat!

My Two Cents!

Peace,

Mont
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: JRCarter on October 28, 2017, 06:48:01 pm
Not sure how I feel about Icon and Rocket's new looks:

(http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Earth-M-1-300x456.jpeg)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: KIP LEWIS on October 29, 2017, 06:46:13 am
Not sure how I feel about Icon and Rocket's new looks:

([url]http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Earth-M-1-300x456.jpeg[/url])


Yeah, it took me back the first time I saw it too.  Looks a little too 90s Image???  But I don't hate it either. 
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: JRCarter on February 27, 2018, 04:30:31 pm
Posting this here, too:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-warner-bros-needs-to-do-to-replicate-black-panthe-1823279949/amp
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on February 27, 2018, 05:42:24 pm
I saw ''The Signal" in the banner, and I have to say they blew a good opportunity two issues in.  Its just not good. lol

They should have handed him over to the people doing the New Age Hero line.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: JRCarter on February 27, 2018, 07:32:10 pm
Trying to find a good image of Icon's design from Young Justice. Couldn't find one of him, but I did find one of Rocket:

(http://comicartcommunity.com/gallery/data/media/910/Young_Justice_Rocket.jpg)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: BlackClaw on March 02, 2018, 12:18:29 pm
Posting this here, too:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-warner-bros-needs-to-do-to-replicate-black-panthe-1823279949/amp

An Icon film would be lit if done right. Wonder who would play the title role though.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: JRCarter on March 02, 2018, 02:16:10 pm
Just Googled "Icon Milestone fancast". This came up:

https://geeksofcolor.co/2017/12/01/8-characters-for-a-milestone-comics-cinematic-universe/
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on March 21, 2018, 08:28:38 pm
Got some Icon and Static news. Look for an appearance in late May.

http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/03/21/ricanstruction-anthology-to-feature-an-icon-static-shock-story-f/#ampshare=http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/03/21/ricanstruction-anthology-to-feature-an-icon-static-shock-story-f/ (http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/03/21/ricanstruction-anthology-to-feature-an-icon-static-shock-story-f/#ampshare=http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/03/21/ricanstruction-anthology-to-feature-an-icon-static-shock-story-f/)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: BlackClaw on March 28, 2018, 05:32:09 am
Finally! Can’t wait to read it.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: daingermouz20 on March 29, 2018, 09:26:15 pm
Still no release date for  the new Milestone /Earth M #1's ?

Ive noticed they aren't being solicitated  for DC June releases and mid/late June is the beginning of Summer. Milestone was suppose to come out this Spring.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: APEXABYSS on May 02, 2018, 04:04:21 pm
Hip Hop don’t stop!

Yep, I’m goin' there! Any new Static Shock show should include the classic Batman fight sound/words. They could do it new school-style....
example:

([url]http://comicsalliance.com/files/2011/10/batman217.jpg[/url])

JUICE 23 - Freestyle Monday S:3 EP: (2017) Check-Out STL’s own... (he killed this free-style) dope
[url]https://youtu.be/PNOm4esJy1M[/url] ([url]https://youtu.be/PNOm4esJy1M[/url])

Watch closely! Not really a pitch or solicitation, just a good damn creative idea for Milestone. fact$


Oops, my bad! I forgot (not really) about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
solicitation or pitching? You damn right (not really)! Here in this forum we discuss all things asst. w/ black heroes. Here we can express options &/or alternatives for comic characters.  right?


(http://33.media.tumblr.com/6c4e4fe361332c4bb7a1c625533b99f1/tumblr_n6i1kzHQk61snfkh7o3_r2_250.gif)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on May 27, 2018, 10:44:21 am
http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/03/21/ricanstruction-anthology-to-feature-an-icon-static-shock-story-f/ (http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/03/21/ricanstruction-anthology-to-feature-an-icon-static-shock-story-f/)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on July 15, 2018, 08:45:49 pm
Aiming for Static in October.

http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/07/10/static-shock-return-october-dc-comics-earth-m/ (http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/07/10/static-shock-return-october-dc-comics-earth-m/)
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: APEXABYSS on July 26, 2018, 09:04:22 pm
wwo X-Miss Carol (VVV  Hardware is in there somewhere...   VVV) a cog in the corporate machine is about to strip some gears...
(https://pre00.deviantart.net/8b29/th/pre/i/2017/354/f/2/w_w_o___wu_kandan_world_order__fan_comic_preview_3_by_apexabyss-dbxb7zx.jpg)
oh yeah, with all the damn chains... & then some
(https://img00.deviantart.net/9cd4/i/2018/011/3/5/w_w_o__wu_kandan_world_order__battle_cat__5_by_apexabyss-dbzoqt4.jpg)
^^^^^^^ HW with the katana  ^^^^^^ just  4 kicks
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: daingermouz20 on August 20, 2018, 07:47:06 pm
Whats the current  status of the new Milestone/Earth M  comics? .
Title: "Cosmic Slop" and Milestone
Post by: Hypestyle on December 30, 2018, 09:58:17 am
I was wondering, if Mr. Reggie's "Cosmic Slop" short film could be turned into a story arc for the Milestone Comics, could be cool.
Title: Re: Milestone Media press
Post by: CvilleWakandan on July 11, 2019, 09:51:37 pm
Named after Dwayne.

(https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/66521730_10156979779344733_4583048735570788352_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_oc=AQnBLuzejZ9wX7ktEMx41o-gPia1bb0ka9zH5-1epEA0dhjqSi3e8I1XYSwbne3yO4A&_nc_ht=scontent.fric1-1.fna&oh=4a46f75e31d2ea81d20cca816b1990fa&oe=5DB46D06)