Interview: Milestone 2.0′s Reggie Hudlin and Denys Cowan (Pt. 1)

Yesterday morning I spoke with Milestone Media co-execs Reggie Hudlin and Denys Cowan about the return of Milestone, the new live-action Static Shock series, Marvel’s Hip-Hop covers, Black Panther, and much more! Here’s the first part of our interview!

At this years San Diego Comic-Con, Hudlin and Cowan revealed just a few of their plans for Milestone 2.0, including close collaboration with DC Comics’ Jim Lee! They shared more about their recent meetings here:

Hudlin: We had a great meeting with Jim [Lee] last week where we started mapping out the first year, year and a half of new Milestone. At the end of the meeting we kind of looked at each other like: ‘That’s a lot!” [Laughs]

Hudlin says they’re “playing with the format” this time around:

Hudlin: We really started talking about focusing on graphic novels, mini-series, one-shots, doing things in a way that make it more accessible to the casual reader as well as the hardcore fan.

Put simply, “It’s a lot of work”:

Cowan: We’ve worked out a lot of the storylines…we have more ideas than we have space for.

Hudlin: [We’re] world-building. It’s Earth-M. It’s not the DC universe. It’s not quite the Milestone Universe folks are used to. When we first got back together, long before we sat down with DC, we said: “This is not a nostalgia company.”…We’re going to make books that are accessible…and relevant to people right here right now.

The focus on accessibility means it’ll soon be easier than ever to read everything Milestone, old and new:

Cowan: We plan to release all of our stuff digitally, [including] our back archives. There’s a program being set up to make all of that available to our readers.

Hudlin: Our name is Milestone Media. We’re working on comic books, we’re working on digital series, Denys is doing art for figurines. We’re working in a lot of mediums simultaneously.

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The Zodiac as Swimmers
  • Aries:the one who sprints warm-up and also drowns you with their kick splash
  • Taurus:the one who enforces the wait-5-seconds rule and keeps track of the intervals
  • Gemini:the one who always gets out to go to the bathroom just as you begin the main set
  • Cancer:the one who can't stay in a straight line while doing backstroke
  • Leo:the one with the obnoxious sparkly gold zebra suit
  • Virgo:the one whose bag is neatly packed with everything - anti-fog spray, extra caps/goggles, eardrops, etc
  • Libra:the one who's well-balanced at all the strokes and actually has a choice in a "choice" set
  • Scorpio:the one who actually likes it when the pool is freezing
  • Sagittarius:the one who claims they only swim sprint
  • Capricorn:the one who aggravatingly knows how to pace every interval
  • Aquarius:the one who can slack at practice but swim really fast at their meets
  • Pisces:the one who's always the first into the pool and the last out of it
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I've been smiling all week.

Over the past couple of months Shawn and Naima have been selling Alesana memorabilia, clothing, and such including the 2 books used to write The Emptiness and APWTSIS for $100 each. I wanted those mother fuckers so damn bad. I missed out though because I wasn’t going to get paid until the next week. Those books literally sold as soon as they were posted. I was super bummed. Still am. I always commented on the items with how much I wanted them haha
A few weeks ago Naima posted about some exciting things being put up for sale all day so I commented “I’m at work all day, so I hope you post these things while I’m on break haha” and the next day I woke up to a message from Naima offering me first dibs on the next/final book for sale. I about died. She said Shawn wanted me to get first dibs because I missed out on the last two. I was so elated. I told her that I’m SOOOO interested, but I won’t have money to buy it until 07/30 because of bills and such. I told her that I would understand if she didn’t want to wait that long and she messaged me back saying, “If this is something you really want, we will put it on reserve for you.” I am so ready to have this book. It’s the book he used for reference whole writing OFWOVAW including his little notes and a personal message to me. She said they are selling this one for $200 because it’s a little more special. Super steep price… But I friggin need it.
I think I died from excitement.

When I get the book, I plan on scanning pages and putting them up on here for you all to see. Hope you guys are as excited to read them as me.


because if naruto would lose an arm for his friend, what would he sacrifice for his family…?


Every organisation needs a designated asshole. That is my gift to the Killjoy collective. The asshole may not be liked, but he will always be necessary. Cause he does what’s needed.