20 Years: A Milestone (Comics) Anniversary

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.



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