Milestone Media Legal Issues Resolves & New Series Through DC Comics Coming After All!

Milestone Media Legal Issues Resolves and New Series Through DC Comics Coming After All!

CBR interviewed Static Co-Creator Denys Cowan who revealed the following:

      As you know, we were involved in a lawsuit that everyone read about in the papers, if people care to read about that kind of stuff. Not everything that was printed was true, but there was still a situation. Well, that situation has been resolved to all parties’ satisfaction. So we’re all happy and the person that had an issue with us is happy. We’re all together; we’re all friends; we’re all good. And DC and Milestone were going forward with their plans after a very long delay and, just when we were starting to pick up everything again, is when the pandemic hit.

The collaboration begins with Cowan’s Juneteenth commemoration out today marking the end of legal slavery in the United States of America.

Below is the DC Comics / Milestone news release from 3 years ago with their rollout plans that subsequently ground to a halt due to legal issues.

NYCC 2017, DC Comics and Milestone Media 2018 Solicitations Spoilers follow.

Here is DC Comics and Milestone Media’s long awaiting Milestone Comics announcement from New York Comic Con 2017 (NYCC 2017).

Here is what they had to say.

      DC PUBLISHER JIM LEE, REGINALD HUDLIN AND DENYS COWAN OF MILESTONE MEDIA ANNOUNCE EARTH M, DEBUTING SPRING 2018 New York Comic Con, DC Publisher Jim Lee, writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin and Milestone co-founder and artist Denys Cowan announced the return of popular characters of the Dakota Universe in a new collaboration called Earth M in spring 2018. Cowan, Hudlin and Lee were joined by Milestone co-founder Derek Dingle and Earth M collaborators Alice Randall, Ken Lashley and Greg Pak to share details of the re-emergence of classic Milestone characters, including Static Shock, Icon and Rocket, as well as brand-new character creations which will debut in a series of different titles under the Earth M imprint.

      Fans also received a surprise visit from The Walking Dead comic creator and writer Robert Kirkman, who stopped by to show a first look at his upcoming AMC documentary featuring the creation and history of Milestone Media. This episode is just one of six parts which comprise AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics—a new series focusing on different, significant chapters in American comic book history. The miniseries is set to premiere on Sunday, November 12, at 11p.m. ET/PT.

      “We know fans have been waiting for the return of Milestone Media and we’re excited to collaborate with Reggie and Denys to build this new Earth M universe,” said Lee. “This world will reintroduce iconic characters fans know and love—along with new, bold, original concepts—creating a new platform dedicated to inclusion and great storytelling.”

      The launch book will be titled MILESTONE, and will create the foundation and over-arching storyline for future Earth M titles. The series, from writer Reginald Hudlin and artist Ken Lashley, will focus on Icon and Rocket and will feature other classic Dakota Universe characters from the ‘90s.

      Panelists shared more details on other titles readers can expect:

      STATIC SHOCK, an ongoing series from Hudlin and Kyle Baker, focusing on 14-year-old Virgil Hawkins, a kid with a love of comics and science who develops dazzling, electric superpowers.

      DUO, a new Earth M miniseries written by Greg Pak, introducing the twisted story of a couple sharing one body for eternity.

      LOVE ARMY, a miniseries with story by Hudlin, about a secret army of women with amazing abilities and super-strength, sworn to protect the planet.

      EARTH M, an anthology featuring a mysterious new vigilante character.

      The Earth M Universe will share Milestone’s dedication to the creation of diverse characters.

      Moderator Dan Evans, DC Vice President of Creative Affairs, and the panelists unveiled the new imprint logo and shared exclusive covers, artwork and concept designs from these upcoming series.

DC Comics and Milestone media also release further art including Jim Lee’s concept art for Static, a new character named Amber for Static Shock, Hardware and more.

More here.

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