Jan 21

Milestone Media is coming back!

Milestone 2.0 is now going to be a thing.

Dwayne Mcduffie, Denys Cowan, Reggie Hudlin, and Derek Dingle created Milestone comics in 1993 as a way to make comics with a greater diversity of people of colour, sexuality, political spectrum, pretty much anything the big comic publishers weren’t doing. In the 80s and 90s creating diverse characters was pretty much just making a token black guy on a skateboard, so Mcduffie and his friends made Milestone to change that. And they really broke the mold, they were incredible groundbreaking comics that were very successful, publishing hundreds of books over the companies lifespan. Static Shock came from those comics, Icon and Rocket recently had guest appearances on the Young Justice cartoon along with Static. Sadly Milestoe went out of business because the market changed, which happens to most indie publishers.

Since the passing of Dwayne Mcduffie four years ago the other Milestone co-founders have been trying to bring Milestone back in his memory, and they’re doing it! Later this year Milestone 2.0 will launch in memory of Mcduffie, bringing new and old characters to new decade. Because it’s still as important as it was over 20 years ago, because making Captain America black just isn’t enough. As Denys Cowan told the Post

We’ve never just done black characters just to do black characters. It’s always come from a specific point of view, which is what made our books work. What we also didn’t do, which is the trend now, is [to] have characters that are, not blackface, but they’re the black versions of the already established white characters — as if it gives legitimacy to these black characters in some kind of way — [that] these characters are legitimate because now there’s a black Captain America.