Milestone Relaunch: Press Conference with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin

Milestone is back! Again! But… seriously, this time! Hey, it’s Kuya P, long time Milestone fan and I know we’ve been here before with Milestone and DC Comics but it is finally happening folks! I recently had the pleasure of attending a virtual press conference with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin to discuss the release of Milestone Returns #0: Infinite Edition, the history of Milestone and some of the new talent working on the titles and more! Originally, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it, so I called on fellow NOC, Jamal Michel to attend and as it turned out, we both had the luxury of talking and speaking with the Milestone team. Check out our thoughts coming out of the conference along with some of the information that was shared!

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Disney’s ‘Safety’ isn’t Just a Sports Movie, It’s a Family Movie

With the pandemic and new stay-at-home orders in different states, we all need a little feel-good movie to cheer us up. Disney is doing just that with the release of their upcoming Disney+ movie, Safety.

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NOC Review: Disney+ Brings the Brotherly Love with ‘Safety’

I’ll be the first to admit I’m absolutely the least qualified person to review a sports film. It’s not generally my genre of choice. Frankly I don’t follow sports at all, and they’ve just never really interested me. I was — like many of our readers — more into comics and video games and such growing up. But in being close-minded, one sometimes forgets that sports movies aren’t usually actually about sports. They’re about the human spirit and will. They are about people overcoming challenges to achieve something greater than they ever believed themselves capable of. When you think about it, it’s not any different from your average Captain America movie at the end of the day. The difference more times than not, however, is the heroes are actually real. And in this case, all of the above can be easily applied to the protagonist of the true-story behind Safety, Ray McElrathbey.

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Never Buy Black Panther Graphic Novels During Black History Month

I’m always fascinated when white geeks go on and on about how accepting and wonderful geek culture is. I don’t question their experience, I just can’t personally relate. For me, I have to be cautious of what venues of fandom I venture in, because it’s not unlike walking through gen pop, where you constantly have to look over your shoulder to make sure an inmate or warden doesn’t attempt to shank you. Or a better analogy would be making sure that while you’re always outnumbered, that you’re never outgunned like my patronus Midnighter.

The following happened a few years ago, but this tale definitely warrants a post just the same.

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Milestone Media Returns

The Washington Post broke the news this morning, but it looks like Milestone Media will be making its long awaited return in 2015. This time, filmmaker Reginald Hudlin will be joining original co-founders Denys Cowan and Derek Dingle in rebooting Milestone 2.0.

Coincidentally, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum recently announced it would be extending its “Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture, and Beyond” exhibit — curated by original co-founder Michael Davis and Tatiana EL-Khouri — through February. (Here’s my recap of the exhibit’s opening in December 2013).

Needless to say, NOC HQ is very excited about these events.

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Wednesday Comics: What to Pull This Week

It’s Wednesday again! And while we may not be as happy as an insurance-selling camel, we’re always happy for new comics! That’s why we’ve scanned the week’s new releases to find titles worthy of any Nerd of Color’s pull list. If you live in New York City, swing by any one of the three Midtown Comics locations where you can reserve your favorite title for free in-store pickup. If you aren’t in the Big Apple, fear not! The trusty Comic Shop Locator can direct you to your closest comic book emporium. So without further adieu, the new releases that should be on all of your pull lists are revealed after the jump:

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