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Milestone 30th Anniversary #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Celebrate 30 years of Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, and the rest of the Dakotaverse in this star-studded anthology. From a Static and Batman Beyond team-up harkening back to their adventures in the Static Shock animated series, a grown-up Raquel Ervin inheriting the mantle of Icon, and a reality-warping story where the present-day Milestone characters meet their 1993 counterparts, there’s something for every Milestone fan to enjoy!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
98 pages
Amazon ASIN

6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Altogether, the Milestone 30th Anniversary Special works perfectly as a celebration of these characters, and whether you’re new to the universe or a die-hard fan, there’s a lot to enjoy here. The combination of new and original Milestone talent also makes the issue special as well, celebrating multiple generations of creators.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    DC celebrates the 30th anniversary of this pioneering comic line with a massive anthology featuring five tales from the past, present, and future of the universe. What’s behind the covers? (…) Overall, this is a solid issue, with the first three stories all being standouts.

  • 80

    Lyles Movie Files

    For this anniversary special, Milestone celebrates the past, present and future of the brand that revolutionized comics in 1993. The main story from writer Evan Narcisse and artists Atagun Ilhan and ChrisCross, definitely hits the sweet nostalgia spot for readers who’ve been fans since Day 1. (…) Overall, this was a solid celebration of all things Milestone though it probably could have teased a few more upcoming events like Icon vs. Hardware and Static Season 2.

  • 80

    Milestone 30th Anniversary Special #1 celebrates the Milestone Universe and its characters in their many permutations. The main story sees Evan Narcisse writing a story that crosses the original Milestone Universe of 1993 with the reimagined Dakota City heroes of the recent Milestone Returns reboot. Once burdensome character introductions are out of the way, Narcisse provides a story that delivers an epic superhero battle that could be seen as the epic finale to the original Milestone while contrasting those original heroes where their modern counterparts as a way of speaking to how Black culture and its place in popular culture has evolved over the past 30 years. (…) Milestone 30th Anniversary Special #1 is a lovingly crafted celebration of the Milestone legacy with something to offer fans of any version or era of these beloved characters.

  • 70

    Graham Crackers Comics

    1993 was an interesting year at DC Comics. Living through that year, I remember the hype and interest initial generated by the characters of the Dakotaverse. At first, there were many comparisons with the new characters. Icon was a version of Superman, Hardware was a version of Iron Man, etc. But for those that actually read those first few issues, it was clear that these were comics that were definitely new. Milestone was one of those comic lines that had an intreging and troubled life that is worth the trip down the rabbit hole. This special takes some interesting looks at these characters. Obviously, popular mainstay Static shows up in more than one story but all of the Dakotaverse gets a fair shake here. While a bit confusing at certain points (unless you were a big fan back in the day) these stories give us a broad look at the whole of the Milestone Universe. Really something to take a look at.

  • 67

    Major Spoilers

    All in all, Milestone 30th Anniversary Special #1 does a good job of acknowledging and celebrating the various pieces of Milestone history, calling out 1993 Hardware for being a bitter jerk, and demonstrating the things (and the creators) that have made Milestone memorable. It’s a book that reminds me how long a span of time thirty years actually is, but best of all, it makes it clear that DC has continuing plans for these characters and Earth-93. That’s probably the best celebration of all. (…) Fans of Milestone and of Milestone 2.0 will find something in this issue, including those who only know the Static Shock cartoon, making for a successful anniversary celebration.

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