When we talk about Milestone Universe and Initiative in the DC context, we mean a very virtuous label created in the course of 90’s by a group of African American authors, mainly focused on the emancipation of minorities and the presentation of stories with a large presence of people of color, a universe that this year at the DC FanDome is seeing its rebirth with a dedicated live-action and a series of new comics.
We had already heard of the return of the Milestone already in the course of last year for theannouncement of this interesting initiative at least from the comic point of view, as well as the publication of the compendium of original works of the nineties all in a single package, re-presented in the course of February of this problematic 2021. However, the announcement of the animated film left us all pleasantly impressed and surprised.
As for the new Milestone comic, or also called as Milestone Returns will give new life to the series that unfortunately was interrupted during the 1997 due to the outbreak of the speculation bubble in the world of comics and which had led to the collapse of numerous lesser-known intellectual properties.
The label we are talking about was founded in 1993 by Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, Derek T. Dingle and Michael Davis, and it was organized to be independent, with the presence of DC as a simple publishing body of the team.
As for the animated film that will see the light in the near future, it will be based on the screenplay by Brandon Thomas, the same screenwriter of important films Aquaman: The Becoming, Aquaman / Green Arrow: Deep Target and the Aquamen series of 2022. In short, let’s talk about a personality with a lot of experience and hands-on in a lot of DC products, so there’s a good chance something of great quality will come out.
Returning to the present, in this period with the movement Black Lives Matter, and rescue groups for minorities is certainly an extremely propitious time to be able to review this set of comics from the past that still have a great social value and politics in a country like the United States of America still split on issues such as racism and the recognition of black figures in any area, despite the enormous progress achieved.