AMC’s new series AMC Visionaries has been running strong with Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, which has covered the industry on different subjects and from a variety of different viewpoints, including early years with Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and the medium’s response to 9/11. Tonight, at 10:00pm EST, the fifth episode is set to cover Milestone Comics, a name many Black Girl Nerds readers will be familiar with.
The Milestone reboot has been a topic of frequent excitement, but the recent series of announcements at New York Comic Con—including the announcement of “Earth M” and some hard release expectations for what has come to be known as Milestone 2.0—has re-energized fan attention and anticipation. Tonight’s episode will discuss Milestone, and we’re honored to feature some exclusive, formative images by the roster of artists in this venture.
Check out “The Color of Comics,” the new episode of Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics on AMC tonight at 10:00PM EST.
Earth M Static Shock, concept art by Denys Cowan
Press release below:
“The Color of Comics” features a group of artists who left Marvel to create Milestone Comics, the first African American comic company. They closed when the industry fell, but they’re re-opening bigger than ever.
AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics is a six-part, one-hour documentary series which takes a deeper look into the amazing stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books, and features interviews with icons such as Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith, Famke Janssen, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Rodriguez, and Todd McFarlane, among many others.
Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics is a part of “AMC Visionaries,” a year-round documentary franchise in which groundbreaking artists celebrate, curate, and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. Previously announced installments falling under the “AMC Visionaries” banner include “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” “AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror,” and “AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook” executive produced by Black Thought and QuestLove.
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Leonardo Faierman is the senior film editor at Black Girl Nerds. Born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, Bar Mitzvah'd at Young Israel, buried under student loans. He writes video game, music, film, and movie reviews, as well as poetry, comic books, bad dreams and good copy. He's 1/5th of the comics podcast #BlackComicsChat and 1/2 of horror film podcast The Scream Squad.