As it was revealed last year at DC FanDome, Static Shock and the rest of Milestone are returning to DC this year. This past week, DC released the Milestone Returns #0 Infinite Edition. This is an “extended cut” of the one-shot that DC had made available during DC FanDome. It will be available in print on May 25th, 2021.
In this book, fans of classic Milestone characters like Static, Icon, Rockets, and Hardware, can get their first look at what they are going to look like in the new look “Dakotaverse”. It reimagines the Big Bang. The Dakota police brutality protest gone wrong that ended up giving some of the people of Dakota superpowers.
With that great appetizer, the book also reveals some very anticipated news. The announcement of the creative teams for the digital-first Milestone titles. It will include a mix of legendary talent and new creative voices. Also revealed are the dates that these series will drop digitally. You can check them out below!
Static Season One – Available digitally Monday, April 11th.
Written by Vita Ayala, layouts by Chris Cross and finishes by Niklas Draper-Ivey, with covers by Khary Randolph.
Icon and Rocket – Available digitally Monday, June 27th.
Written by Reginald Hudlin and Leon Chills, with art by Doug Braithwaite, with covers by Taurin Clarke.
Hardware Season One – Available digitally Monday, August 15th.
Written by Brandon Thomas, with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, with covers by Mateus Mahanini.
As excited as I am to see these titles finally being released, I am not a fan that they are being released as a digital-first. I think that they would have a bigger impact if people could pick these up at your local comic book shop. Especially, with how lack-luster DC has been as of late. It makes me feel like DC does not have enough faith in the property, which to me overall raises questions about their motives. Then again a lot of their overall decisions have been questionable.
Are you guys excited for digital-first Milestone comics? Let us know in the comment section below!
DC’s Milestone Returns #0: Infinite Edition is available now on participating digital platforms including Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple, Madefire, Nook and others. The 48-page print version arrives in comic book stores on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.