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New Talent Showcase: The Milestone Initiative #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

In May of 2022, 12 writers and 12 artists came to DC headquarters to hone their skills with some of the best comics creators in the business, and one year later, we’re showing the results of the cohort’s hard work! This special showcases all 12 stories created out of the Ally-sponsored Milestone Initiative…

If you don’t grab a copy, you’ll be missing some of the first published work of the stars of the future!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
110 pages
Amazon ASIN

3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This massive anthology tells twelve stories of the Milestone Universe, via new creative teams recruited through The Milestone Initiative. Some of them already have a DC portfolio, others are completely new to me.


    Overall, this was a lot more engaging than I expected at first, with all 12 of the stories here ranging from good to excellent.

  • 90

    Graham Crackers Comics

    In 1956, DC developed an all new title to feature stories and characters that they felt had merit. Starting with Fireman Farrell in issue #1, Showcase would quickly develop as the starting point for the Silver Age of DC Comics. Twenty-seven years later, they would try again focusing on upcoming creative teams in their aptly named New Talent Showcase. Following in that tradition, New Talent Showcase returns with a one shot featuring the characters of the Milestone universe. A new generation of comic creators was given the reins and issued in a new look at some old heroes. And what a job they have done. This spotlights not only these creators but the new titles that are rising up. This is most assuredly a title that lives up to it’s name. This is a concept that DC should be looking into more.

  • 80


    New Talent Showcase: The Milestone Initiative #1 is an enjoyable read for any Milestone and DC fan, especially those who grew up watching Static Shock. It is not difficult to see why characters like Hardware, Icon and Rocket, Static, and more continue to resonate with creators and fans today. Fans eager to find new talent to support will easily find at least one creator or two within this anthology to keep an eye out for. New Talent Showcase: The Milestone Initiative #1 proves why Milestone Media continues to improve the world of comics today.

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