Responding on Independence Day via Twitter to one of his followers, veteran comic artist Kyle Baker explained last week that Milestone could make its triumphant return this October.
DC tells me It's been moved to October. My delivery schedule's also been adjusted by DC. They told me to deliver bi-monthly instead of monthly. We all want the book to be good, and more time should help us maintain the high quality you should expect from DC.
— Professor Kyle Baker (@KyleJBaker) July 4, 2018
Baker’s tweet gives audiences (who have been waiting since it was first announced in January 2015) insight into when they can expect their favorite heroes from America’s inner-heartland—Static Shock, Rocket, Icon and the gang—back in continuity under the newly rebranded “Earth-M”. Baker’s tweet reveals a couple of insights. Originally slated to relaunch Spring 2018, DC has pushed-back the return of the Earth-M universe (formerly known as “The Dakotaverse”) and increased the production schedule from monthly to bi-monthly. The first wave of titles to be launched this October will feature Static Shock, Love Army, Duo, and the flagship series called Milestone, starring Icon and Rocket.
Milestone was one the most successful independent comic companies in the early 1990s. They began in 1993 and were founded by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek Dingle. The company featured titles that pushed the boundaries of traditional comic storytelling and developed characters who relatable, fun, and resilient. From abortion to gang violence, to political corruption, they engaged with issues and dilemmas that many teens and young adults readers can still connect with to this day.