STATIC SHOCK & 4 More Titles Part of MILESTONE Reboot

Earth M
Credit: DC Entertainment/Milestone
Credit: DC Entertainment/Milestone

In a packed room at New York Comic Con, Milestone Media partners Derek Dingle, Denys Cowan, and Reginald Hudlin revealed the scope of their line's rebooted relaunch with DC Comics.

"This is a reset so no previous knowledge required," said Hudlin, saying that they will be expanding on the original Dakotaverse and won't be restricted by previous work.

The line will begin in spring 2018 with a Milestone #1 relaunch written by Hudlin and Cowan with art by Ken Lashley, which will establish an over-arching storyline for the Milestone titles utilizing Icon and Rocket.

That will be followed by a Static Shock ongoing from Hudlin/Cowan and artist Kyle Baker, focusing on a rebooted 14-year-old Virgil Hawkins - described as "a kid with a love of comics and science who develops dazzling, electric superpowers."

"What I will say about the first Static arc is that I'm from St. Louis," said Hudlin. "You know what's in St. Louis? Ferguson. That's all I'll say about that."

Credit: DC Entertainment/Milestone

Two miniseries were also announced - Love Army by Hudlin and Duo by Greg Pak, but no interior artists were named.

Credit: DC Entertainment/Milestone

Duo is described as "the twisted story of a couple sharing one body for eternity." Pak says it's an update of the original Milestone title Xombi.

Love Army is about "a secret army of women with amazing abilities and super-strength, sworn to protect the planet.."

A fifth title, Earth M, will be an anthology written at first by Hudlin an then seguing to Alice Randall. Cowan will be illustrating that with Bill Sienkiewicz. It is about "a mysterious new vigilante character" (seen at left).

“We know fans have been waiting for the return of Milestone Media and we’re excited to collaborate with Reggie and Denys to build this new Earth M universe,” said Lee. “This world will reintroduce iconic characters fans know and love - along with new, bold, original concepts - creating a new platform dedicated to inclusion and great storytelling.”

A full gallery of 13 images from the announcement can be found here.

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