NYCC 2017: Earth-M Is The New Home For Milestone Comics

DC has finally revealed the details of the iconic imprint's relaunch!

By Robert Marrujo:: Milestone Media may not be a household name, but for those of you who grew up watching Static Shock back in the day, you might be surprised to know just how important it is to the history of comic books. Milestone Comics was established in 1993 by Dennis Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, and others, marking a major turn for black creators within the comic book industry. It featured a range of black superheroes, breaking many boundaries that comic books traditionally never had before.

Favorites like the aforementioned Static Shock came from the line, which was published by DC Comics, and also introduced others such as Icon, Hardware, and more. It's gone through different iterations and been reimagined over the years, but Milestone is set for a major comeback come spring of 2018.

It was revealed today by Jim Lee and Denys Cowan that the heroes and their respective universe will be coming to a new sector of the Multiverse: Earth-M. DC revealed the following new series to look forward to:

  • Static Shock: Ongoing series written by Reginald Hudlin and illustrated by Kyle Baker. The story will center on 14-year-old Virgil Hawkins, a brilliant young man who develops electric superpowers.
  • Duo: Miniseries written by Greg Pak. The story of Jake and Julie Chan, a couple now inhabiting a single body for eternity.
  • Love Army: Miniseries written by Reginald Hudlin. Details the lives of a secret army of super-powered women who fight to protect the planet.
  • Earth M: Ongoing series written by Reginald Hudlin and Alice Randall. No real details beyond it featuring a new vigilante character.

Things will be kicking off with the new series Milestone, written by Reginald Hudlin and drawn by Ken Lashley. The book will feature old-school characters Icon and Rocket, acting as a springboard for other, future Milestone series. Though Earth-M is part of the DC Multiverse, it's also a way of keeping the characters separate enough to enjoy the space they need to keep the stories distinct. "We thought the Milestone characters work best pretty separate from the original DCU," Hudlin said during the reveal.

Keep it tuned to Binx.News as we uncover more about the Milestone rebirth in the coming weeks and months!

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