Milestone is back…kinda!?

 

MILESTONE2Coming in from across the airwaves this morning is news that Milestone Media llc. is set for a comeback/revival similar to Valiant’s simply stunning takeover of comics a few years back. Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle and former Black Panther writer and Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin are gearing up for what they call “Milestone 2.0”. They spoke to the Washington post about this development, and a few things were expected like they announced the return of old favorites of which Icon and Blood syndicate had better be a part of and then lambasting the creation or passing of the mantle from a white character to a black one like John Stewart/Green Lantern was to Hal Jordan, New Captain AMerica/Samuel Jones to Steve Rogers  or DC Comics New Power girl.

The more interesting details are:

“also becomes an opportunity to mine some [new] talent,” Dingle tells Comic Riffs. “We’re going to find a new group of creators who are knowledgeable and grew up with digital [formats]. It is part of their DNA in terms of what connects them from a digital standpoint, from a social-media standpoint, and I think there are all these tools out there to get our stories told, and to promote our characters, that [are] going to make it a very exciting era for Milestone.”

3a16a-milestone-620x480So gentlemen and ladies of the Indy variety this “could” be your chance to be part of Milestone 2.0. Meet the independents has quite a few talented people who could easily fall into that category but how open will the new heads be to new talent? Could Midnight Tiger from Ray Anthony height be fighting alongside Icon? Would talent like David Gorden, N. Steven Harris, Robert Garrett etc be accepted? Only time will tell! I want to get excited but the DC Comics connection just lingers like a shackle on a slave’s ankle. They don’t have a concrete date for when they will start publishing once more, there is not even a single new piece of concept art, no talk of revamping the old books with digital coloring and making them available digitally etc. I’m also not hearing about the original writers like the talented but woefully under-appreciated Ivan Velez Jr. I’m not completely sold. I can’t help thinking I would be more excited if there was no tie to DC Comics and the controversial Michael Davis was involved in some capacity, but that’s just me…..

I’m more excited about the live action Static series set to debut simply because it will reflect the original series and NOT the popular cartoon series!

What do you think of this development?

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More as it breaks!

[Source: WashingtonPost]

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9 thoughts on “Milestone is back…kinda!?

  • January 22, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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    I am liking what I am hearing so far
    I would like nothing better than to whole heartedly get behind a project like this .
    Has to creators intent to recruit artists and writers who are “modern Media savvy ” and have grew up swimming in the on line realm and are able to use it’s tools and procedures to get the word out , I think that is all well and good and even a necessary thing .
    But in the bottom line ( for me ,at least ) is that they have to create and present characters I can come to care about and who having adventures that make me what to learn what happens next .
    There should be a humanity about them
    I know this can be done because other comics do it
    ( Astro City , Lumber Janes , FEM Force ( A C comics), Saga)
    I really do hope this new team can do some thing similar and make this project happen

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  • January 23, 2015 at 12:05 am
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    As an ole school comicbook fan and black person, im glad to hear this. But i do hope the “blacksiphocation” isnt so hard pressed its to the exclusion of the larger mainstream demongraghic audience. I want to see our people on the animated page in the same day-to-day heroic aspects as marvel and dc’s white characters are , but if the comics dont include strong supporting cast that are non black , they simple in my opinion wont be successful.

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    • April 12, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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      I agree, support from that larger mainstream demo. is gonna play a role in the success of this.

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  • January 23, 2015 at 1:53 am
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    man this is a dream come true I would so love to be apart of this every since Dawayne mcduffie seen character design and say it was good before he passed I was so excited and I would love to be a part of this

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  • April 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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    Any news or updates?

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  • November 18, 2015 at 12:16 pm
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    I’m excited but would like to see more. Haven’t heard anything new yet. I hope they release all the previous Milestone books in Trade paperback Volumes

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