Fans tuning in to the DC FanDome Hall of Heroes received unexpected and welcome
news today, courtesy of a surprise panel announcing the return of Milestone to DC
Moderator Marc Bernardin and DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee were
joined by Milestone partner/producer Reggie Hudlin and Milestone co-founder Denys
Cowan, along with Phil LaMarr, the iconic voice of the Static Shock animated series.
The panelists discussed the origins and history of this groundbreaking imprint, the
indelible impact and legacy of Milestone co-founder, Dwayne McDuffie. Hudlin also
discussed plans to create multimedia opportunities spotlighting Milestone characters,
including feature films, animated movies and podcasts Milestone’s return to publishing will be led by an all-new Static Shock digital comic series scheduled for February 2021.
Future offerings will include a Static Shock original graphic novel written by Hudlin with art by Kyle Baker, plus the return of Milestone heroes Icon & Rocket, also written by Hudlin with art by Cowan and more to be
But fans won’t have to wait until February to experience or rediscover Milestone, as Lee announced several publishing initiatives for 2020. Beginning in September through
February 2021, DC will digitize classic stories from the Milestone library and make them available for purchase at Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple and other participating digital retailers. A list of titles will be announced shortly, and more titles will be added as they are remastered for a digital format.
During DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on September 12, fans will also have a
chance be introduced to these characters and stories. Milestone Returns #0, a 17-page
sampler, will be available to read free for 24 hours. Written by Reggie Hudlin with Greg
Pak and cover by Denys Cowan and Chris Sotomayor, the sampler will introduce and
re-introduce fans to Milestone characters such as Static Shock, Icon, Rocket, Duo and
others. The sampler features art by an incredible lineup of Talent, including Cowan, Jim
Lee, Ryan Benjamin, Khoi Pham, Scott Hanna, Bill Sienkiewicz, Don Ho, Alex Sinclair
and Deron Bennett.
In addition, the following titles from the Milestone library will also be available to read
free for 24 hours during the event:
• Static Shock (2011 – 2012) #1
• Static Shock (2011 – 2012) #2
• Xombi #1
• Xombi #2
• Hardware: The Man in the Machine (2010)
• Icon: A Hero’s Welcome (1996)
• Icon Vol. 2: The Mothership Connection (2010)
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DC FanDome at www.dccomics.com/dcfandome.