Milestone is finally coming back. It’s been a long time coming. Back in 2015, Reginald Hudlin (Oscar- and Emmy-nominated film and television producer and director and a partner in Milestone Media) , Denys Cowan (one of the co-founders of Milestone Media), and DC Comics announced the Milestone universe and city of Dakota were coming back. For various reasons, it didn’t happen. At last year’s DC FanDome Hall of Heroes, it was mentioned again.
Since then, Hudlin and Cowan have been working with chief creative officer Jim Lee on bringing the characters back with a fresh and contemporary take. DC has revealed the official kick off date.
Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0
On February 26, a digital-first “extended cut” of the Milestone Returns #0 one-shot will be released. This was originally available at 2020’s DC FanDome Hall of Heroes and Explore the Multiverse. Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 will also be available in comics hops on May 25.
Along with the original 17 pages, there will be 24 additional pages of all-new material by Reginald Hudlin and drawn by artists Denys Cowan, Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Bill Sienkiewicz, and more. The new pages will contain a retelling of the events of the Big Bang, the police-brutality protest that unleashed a sudden wave of superpowers in the city of Dakota.
The $4.99 comic will also feature the new creative teams for the Static, Icon & Rocket, and Hardware Digital-First comics.
Static Digital-First Miniseries
In April, Virgil Hawkins makes his return in a six-issue Static digital-first series.
“In this monthly miniseries (20 pages per issue), bullied nerd Virgil is gifted with incredible electromagnetic powers in the wake of the Big Bang. Now he finds himself caught between an over-militarized police response to Black kids getting special abilities and some of those kids who are using those powers in dangerous and destructive ways. But when the bullies who terrorized him before the Big Bang show up with powers of their own, can Static be the hero that Dakota needs?“
Static #1 is on sale digitally beginning Monday, April 12. Each 20-page issue will be available on digital platforms for $3.99.
Icon & Rocket Digital-First Miniseries
June marks the return of return of Augustus Freeman and Raquel Ervin.
“What happens when superheroes actually make a difference? When Raquel Ervin broke into the home of a wealthy Black lawyer, she didn’t expect to learn that he was a nearly omnipotent alien, lost in despair of ever returning home—and he didn’t expect that she would inspire him to emerge from the shadows and become a force for change on the planet he’s trapped on. What starts out as a simple request to stop the drug trafficking in her neighborhood turns into a mission to eliminate the drug trade worldwide. However, this act of heroism has unexpected consequences, making the pair the two most wanted criminals in the world when actually stopping crime leads to the collapse of the global economy!”
Icon & Rocket #1 (of six) is on sale digitally June 21 for $3.99 an issue.
Hardware Digital-First Miniseries
The return of Curtis Metcalf will feature art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz in August. The series will focus on his past and present.
“All his life, young prodigy Curtis Metcalf was told he was special, and that he would save the world. But it turns out that Alva Industries wanted his beautiful mind for something a lot less noble than that—and his technology has made him the fall guy for the tragedy of the Big Bang. But Curtis is smart enough to not go out like that—and smart enough to steal his inventions back from Alva and start the process of remaking the world his way.”
Hardware #1 will be available digitally on August 23 for $3.99.
More creator information will be announced soon. Complete Issues of Static #1, Icon #1 and Hardware #1 from Milestone’s 1993 debut are available to read for free with registration on the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital service. For more information on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, check out the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com.