In this landmark live-streamed episode, the founders and creators of Milestone Comics join Keith (@the_real_chow) for a special retrospective of one of the most important companies in comic book history. The show’s panel consists of Milestone founders Denys Cowan and Michael Davis, editor/writer Joseph Phillip Illidge, artist Shawn Martinbrough, and production manager/writer Erica Well.
Topics covered on the show include:
- The origins of Milestone Media and its relationship with DC Comics
- How Milestone was more than just “black or minority” comics
- The number of industry heavyweights that came from Milestone and its affiliated studios
- How Dwayne McDuffie gave Erica Well the opportunity to write an issue of Icon and how Milestone is responsible for Joe Illidge’s comic book career
- Why Milestone’s diverse set of characters continue to be meaningful 20 years after their creation
- Why Milestone and other comics like them are still necessary in 2013
- The Milestone creators weigh in on the issue of cross racially casting traditionally white superheroes
- All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.
- Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Milestone Comics (thenerdsofcolor.org)
- Remembering Dwayne McDuffie (thenerdsofcolor.org)