DC celebrates up-and-coming Milestone talent in new special showcase

DC Comics' new hit, New Talent Showcase: Milestone Project #1, promises to showcase "future stars" in its lineup of creators.

DC Comics has announced a special new talent showcase one-shot to celebrate the milestone program's budding creators. After launching the Milestone program last year to train and support underrepresented creators in comics, DC will quite literally showcase emerging talent in the new publication.

DC released details of New Talent Showcase: The Milestone Initiative #1 and its remaining May call, indicating that this new one-off entry will hit store shelves in May 2023. Across 112 pages, the showcase will showcase the work of writers and artists participating in the Milestone Initiative program at DC Headquarters in May 2022. Full details of the call, including covers by legendary creator Dennis Cowan (and others), are below: ^While showcase issues will spotlight emerging talent (as carefully selected by DC for the groundbreaking Milestone Initiative program), the publisher continues to support Its Milestone collection goes beyond this particular one-off. Originally launched in the 1990s by legendary black creators Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie and others, Milestone's comics featured groundbreaking black characters (and their stories), Such as Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, etc. Although the Milestone character was eventually incorporated into the larger DC Universe, DC has re-committed to In recent years, Milestone's original vision has reinvigorated the Milestone series and universe through a series of titles for the above-listed characters -- and even surpassed them.


DC Continues to Support Its Milestone Line (and Creators)

The May 2022 Milestone Initiative is an exciting step in DC's support for diverse and inclusive storytelling initiatives, as it demonstrates a commitment not only to those established creators and characters, but also to the obscure and previously The promise of unheard voices. "Graduates" of the initiative's class have already appeared in DC books like Poison Ivy and DC Power: A Celebration #1, but this new talent showcase is the next step for the publisher to support these creators. Hopefully this showcase will be the start of a new and important career in comics.

DC's new hit, New Talent Showcase: The Milestone Initiative #1, has promised to feature the comic "Future Star". Milestone comics and their characters are a big part of DC Comics' past — and the upcoming exhibit proves they're also DC's future.

More: SDCC 2022 Interview - Milestone Co-Founder Denys Cowan

Check out the new talent showcase: The Milestone Initiative #1, available from DC Comics in May!

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