Today it was announced that Milestone Media will return to the DC Universe. These characters and titles will take place on Earth-M and will be spread across graphic novels, mini series and one-shot events. Characters mentioned at the panel to feature in the Earth-M stories include: Static Shock, Hardware, Icon, Rocket and Xombi with the tease of new heroes and villains to come. The Earth-M titles will be helmed by DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee, DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Reginald Hudlin who worked on the fan favourite Static Shock cartoon series. Milestone titles were introduced in the 1990s through a publishing partnership with DC Comics and
Or – “Where Will Static Turn Up Next?” Though many people predicted that some of the New 52 would not make it past 9 issues, I was extremely surprised to find that Static Shock was one of the first books to go down swingin’. As stories about the creative difficulties on this book come to light, I find myself unsurprised (but still saddened) by Virgil’s latest cancellation. Will this last issue tie up everything for Dakota’s finest hero?
While we still have another week before Static Shock #1 arrives in stores, series artist Scott McDaniel took it upon himself to create a trailer for the book that shows off various stages of art development, as well as introducing readers to the storyline and the universe Static resides in.
DC Comics has announced that Static Shock will finally return to his own book this spring thanks to writer Felicia Henderson and artists Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion. I always had my fingers crossed about Static getting his own book, again. In fact, I stalked Dan DiDio about the idea. I’m also a big Dwayne McDuffie fan, and if I could choose my real life little brother, he’d be Static! I love his relationship with his family, particularly with his sister. It feels very grounded and real to me. I love how much he cares about Dakota and that he’s
DC Comics has announced it will be giving Static his own ongoing series (again) starting in 2011. Felicia Henderson will take on the writing duties. “When I met Dan DiDio, the first character we ever discussed was Static. Writing Teen Titans gave me an opportunity to play with this character a little. Now he’s getting his own book and I’m writing it! I’m a big Dwayne McDuffie’s fan, so it’s a privilege to reimagine the coming-of-age of a character he created. If not for the big bang, Static would be a regular, awkward, teenage guy trying to find himself —
Or – “I Always Wondered How That All Ended…” The early nineties were a good time to be a comics fan.Â New universes were popping up everywhere, new characters abounded, new settings and premises as far as the eye could see…Â These days, Barb Wire, The Strangers, Bloodfire and their ilk are most often found deep in the 3 For A Dollar bin, but even today, a few 90’s refugees have made their mark.Â Odds are most of y’all only know the Milestone Universe as ‘that place where Static started, before his cartoon,’ but we are all about to witness
Or – “Persistence Pays Off…” When Stephen and I were in college, there came Image Comics, aÂ coalition of guys who drew and whose drawings sold comics, they were a huge financial success.Â In their wake cameÂ half a dozen otherÂ companies that tried to launch entire comic book universes, allÂ at once, to rake in some of the proverbial phat cash.Â The Ultraverse.Â Comics Greatest World.Â Valiant.Â To my mind though, the most successful launch came in the form of Milestone comics, a universe thatÂ chose to focus on diversity, giving us the adventures of characters of differing colors, creeds, orientations, and what have