Fans of Static, Icon, Rocket and Hardware can get their first taste of a new look “Dakotaverse” today as *Milestone Returns #0* : *Infinite Edition* , available today on participating digital platforms- it's not yet on DC Universe Infinite, but keep your eyes peeled for announcements on this in the future!
This added content also includes some highly anticipated news, revealing and confirming an exciting mix of legendary talent and new creative voices continuing Milestone’s renaissance.
I’m pretty excited for these books. The creative team mostly looks great – the only one I’m a little apprehensive about is Reginald Hudlin on Icon, mostly because I’ve read some of his Black Panther and Spider-Man and, quite frankly it was horrible. Hopefully this one will be better or his co-writer will balance things out.
Outside of that, I’m definitely getting these books when they come out.
Art looks great, I hope DC gives this a shot, and it. I do believe these can be successful with the existing fan base, but like most things it will probably take more than just the existing fan base to make it successful.
The promo image for each book says that they debut in digital and on DCUI at the same time. I was unaware of this, but if they’re debuting here at the same time, I will happily read all three books (I was only planning on Hardware previously).
Now just waiting for the preview pages for the digital-first series.
We of course have an idea what the STATIC team will look like with ChrisCross doing the layouts and new-comer Nikolas Draper-Ivey on the finishes with his “New School” style-ly.
HARDWARE with the classic goodness of Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz. Those two have worked together since forever it seems. I guess going back to the heady THE QUESTION days with Denny O’Neil in the late 80s.
And again ICON AND ROCKET is my most anticipated since it’s going to have the excellent Doug Braithwaite handling the art chores. That one we haven’t seen yet.
If one of my favorite series JUSTICE is any indication, along with his most recent work on a story from the REPRESENT! digital-first series, then a Norman Rockwell-ian “classicism” in style is no doubt in order.