Sunday, July 19, 2015

Milestone Comics is Back! An opinion (Short version: Get better writers!) and a quick gallery...

Milestone comics -- an entire comics line based on African American characters -- were interesting, probably necessary but in the end weren't that great and they went out of business. They were fantastically drawn but the writing was just so so. It's an American problem I think.  But it looks like Milestone is back and I hope they do really well.

I really think the key is the writing. I would find the best black science fiction writers I could find and hand them the reins. Steven Barnes would be a fantastic choice and he knows and he's worked with Reginald Hudlin, who is backing the rebirth of Milestown. Someone could ask Chip Delany. He might be interested. And then there's just a horde of stunningly talented black female writers like Nnedi Okafor,  Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, and Nebula award winner Alaya Dawn Johnson. They should all be approached for treatments.

Anyway,here's a quick Milestone gallery. Please let's have Icon leave the republican party for Christ's sake....

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