JSJCreative wrote about the video:
For Dwayne McDuffie. Robert L. Washington and all the Milestone Fans.
22 years ago this week Hardware #1 the 1st issue of Milestone Media’s comic universe hit the news stands. This month also marks Milestone Co-Creator, Writer & Editor in Chief, Dwayne McDuffie’s Birthday and the day of his transition from this world in 2011. Years back after Milestone’s first edition of books had ceased publishing, I asked Dwayne if there was something I could do for him, something animated since I had transitision from comics to motion graphics. He asked me to animate an italicized Milestone “M”. “That’s it??” I thought. He wanted it for his webpage and I let the idea drift away from me.
This past January Oscar nominated Producer, Film Director and Comic Writer Reginald Hudlin, and original Milestone Co-Creator, Creative Director Denys Cowan and President, Derek T. Dingle announced Milestone will return with a live action Static episodic show and more details that will be announced this summer.
The entire piece is designed and animated by me of course. Took about a week from concept to final. Its the least I could do in honor of Dwayne and, it seemed like the perfect time for me to Celebrate Milestone 2.0, Dwayne’s Birthday and deliver on his simple ask.
Zack Snyder tweeted out the first look of Jason Momoa made up as Aquaman. The picture had the text “There is only one true King. #unitetheseven” with it.
The “seven” is likely a reference to the seven kingdoms of Atlantis in the DC Comics Aquaman series. It recently became important (and introduced) during writer Geoff Johns’ run where the seven kingdoms are the Seven Seas as fractured kingdoms, where Atlantis is the major hub, Xebel is another comprised of foragers in and around the Bermuda Triangle, and the Trench is full of monsters that are ancient Atlanteans. The other kingdoms are thought to be New Atlantis, Lemuria, Venturia, Aurania, and Sub Diego. All of that is tied into a large Justice League story, Rise of the Seven Seas, which has yet to debut.
The Seven Seas can also be interpreted as seven Justice League members and Johns has teased that as well. Reasons this doesn’t quite fit is DC Comics’ announced movie plans includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, and Green Lantern. That’d be eight individuals, unless one isn’t a member of the team (most likely Shazam). DC Comics’ movie plans will eventually lead into a movie featuring the Justice League whose first part is to land in 2017.
Coming this May, Titan Comics will celebrate the best of British talent. While details are scant as to what their “Best of British” campaign entails right now, more details are coming soon.
We’ve seen teases of it in past episodes of Arrow, but The CW has revealed a full look at actor Brandon Routh kitted out as the Atom!.
The costume will debut in Arrow‘s February 25th episode, “Nanda Parbat.”
So what do you think of the look for the former Superman? Do you want to see him in his own spin-off show?
A trailer for Netflix and Marvel‘s series Daredevil drops tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing a 15 second teaser video. The series will be released on April 10 on Netflix.
The future begins here! When everything ends, there is only Secret Wars. Today, Marvel has announced Warzones!, the final umbrella of titles launching during Secret Wars! Warzones! joins Last Days and Battleworld as the three different categories of titles launching throughout Secret Wars, each with their own unique type of story to tell!
In a release Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said:
If you want a glimpse of what the future holds, you’ll find it in the Warzones titles. Our creators let their imaginations run wild as they lay down the foundations for the future. Whether we’re revisiting the most popular events from Marvel’s past or telling completely new stories, you won’t believe what we’ve got in store for you.
All that remains in the cosmos is Battleworld, the strange, patchwork realm playing host to countless realities, all existing side-by-side, fused into a single planet! Titles carrying the Warzones! banner tell stories of the individual dominions of Battleworld. What happens within their borders? What heroes guard their skies? What villains conspire within? How does over 75 years of Marvel’s epic history play out now that Battleworld is all there is?
While the Secret Wars rage on, the foundation of a new Marvel Universe take shape within the war-torn domains across Battleworld. The future of Marvel begins in the Warzones!
The Marvel Universe has been destroyed! One by one, each and every universe across the cosmos has been eliminated. All that exists is a new, patchwork planet made up of the remains of decimated universes. Marvel has announced Battleworld, which joins LAST DAYS as two of the three unique umbrella brands of titles launching during Secret Wars!
In describing the brand in a release, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said:
If you want the full story of what’s happening across the surface of this new planet, Battleworld branded titles are for you. Who polices Battleworld? How do the various domains interact? What happens when those domains go to war? What strange, never-before-seen creatures inhabit this world? What familiar faces will make appearances? Fans who want to fully understand how each sector interacts with the others can’t miss out on these books!
Titles carrying the Battleworld banner will focus on the interworking and interaction of all the domains now fused together throughout the one and only remaining planet! The Secret Wars are waged as the last remaining fragments of dead universes fight for survival. Who rules these domains? Who comes out on top? Who lives? Who dies?
What secrets are about to be revealed? Find out this may as Secret Wars enters Battleworld!
The skies go dark and the world begins to fracture. Secret Wars is coming, and with it the destruction of the Marvel Universe as we know it. Marvel has announced Last Days, the first of three different types of series taking place during the upcoming, highly anticipated Secret Wars!
In a release, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso described the brand as such:
What would you do if you learned today was your last day on Earth? That’s the question your favorite Marvel heroes are going to ask themselves in their Last Days story lines as they brace for Secret Wars and the end of the Marvel Universe.
Battleworld is set to transform the Marvel Universe as you know it. But before Secret Wars can begin, this chapter must come to a close. What will our heroes do with their final hours? What secrets will be unearthed? Who will they want to spend their Last Days with?
Before Secret Wars can begin, the Marvel Universe must end. And it all starts this May as the entire planet faces their Last Days!
In May, Titan Comics is proud to release a brand new creator-owned series called Surface Tension.
This is a beautifully drawn ecological horror by rising star Jay Gunn which has been described as The Walking Dead, meets Studio Ghibli and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. Surface Tension will be available to order from March Previews.