When DC’s Milestone Comics premiered in 1993, it ushered forth dozens of characters, heroes, and villains of different backgrounds. It was unlike anything mainstream comics had published before. Superficially known as simply a black comic company, the Milestone books sought to represent diversity through avenues beyond simply race. With four initial titles – Static, Icon, Hardware, and Blood Syndicate – characters of different socio-economic backgrounds, races, religions, sexual orientations, and genders were presented through superhero stories that stayed true to the genre while simultaneously reinventing it. The diverse characters provided diverse functions for these stories.
Check out today’s News article to learn more about the different topics and social issues Milestone tackled through it’s four headlining books, and the legacy it created.