It’s hard to believe it’s finally here. But with Static: Season One #1 on shelves right now, it looks like the Milestone Comics which redefined the medium are back to do it again. Soon, Rocket and Icon: Season One and Hardware: Season One will follow Static’s lead, and it almost feels like we’re seeing long-lost friends come home. But in truth, what really made Milestone revolutionary was never just the characters, but the talent involved. Originally founded by four Black creative giants—Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle and Michael Davis—Milestone’s message of diverse, boundary-pushing comics has always extended to its own staff, where the marginalized could tell their stories through these characters without qualification or hiding behind impermeable layers of metaphor. Milestone wasn’t just a line showing the disenfranchised that they had heroes, it was a line which allowed them to tell their stories from their own perspective.
For the Milestone relaunch, some of the original creative team’s most celebrated talent have returned to answer the call. But Milestone has always stood to promote new voices as well. So, in the Milestone spirit, it’s really not enough to know the names Virgil Hawkins, Augustus Freeman and Curtis Metcalf—it’s just as important to know the talent behind them too.
To learn more about the incredible talent behind Milestone, both old and new, head over to DC Comics!
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