Milestone Media 2.0 is here -- but don't call it a comeback.
The Washington Report has news that the 1990s publishing company has been revived by the surviving founders with plans to relaunch its characters across comics and other mediums. Discussions about reviving Milestone Media began in the wake of the death of co-founder Dwayne McDuffie, with Reggie Hudlin, Denys Cowan and Derek Dingle forming what the Hudlin calls "the core of Milestone 2.0."
Originally founded back in 1992, Milestone began publishing comics in 1993 as an imprint of DC Comics. Although DC later integrated some of Milestone's characters into DC's core superhero line (including Static in the 2011 New 52 relaunch), Milestone retained ownership of all its characters and had merely licensed usage of the characters and the content they produced in the 1990s.
Hudlin says the trio have been at work the past two years "sorting out all the business" in relation to reviving Milestone, and are planning to show off artwork from upcoming Milestone comics titles as soon as Comic-Con International: San Diego this year.
In addition to reviving Milestone characters of the past, the trio said they'll also be introducing new characters and including new creators in the mix.
Newsarama will have more on this as it develops.