For the first-time ever, readers can now buy a Milestone Comics collection online.
DC Comics announced Tuesday that the classic Hardware: The Man in The Machine comic is now available via digital collection, with two volumes of Icon — Icon: A Hero’s Welcome and Icon, Vol. 2: The Mothership Connection — set to go live on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, respectively. DC also announced that more Milestone titles would be coming to digital platforms between now and February, which will mark the start of a full-on Milestone revival via a new digital Static Shock comic.
These plans were first announced this summer during the online DC Fandome event. You can find the full press release about this first wave of Milestone collections below…
Following the announcement on the Milestone panel at DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, DC revealed today that for the first time ever, titles from the Milestone library are available for purchase now on digital platforms such as Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple and others.
Hardware: The Man in the Machine (2010)
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Denys Cowan and J.J. Birch
On Sale now
This first-ever HARDWARE collection introduces inventor/engineer Curt Metcalf, who begins his adventures by breaking free of his employer, businessman Edwin Alva, who refused to share the profits from Metcalf’s many creations. Discovering that Alva is tied to organized crime and learning that no law enforcement agency would touch him, Metcalf created the high-tech Hardware armor that enabled him to take on his corrupt boss.
Icon: A Hero’s Welcome (1999)
Written by M.D. Bright and Dwayne McDuffie
Art by M.D. Bright
On Sale October 6
The flagship character from Milestone Comics is back in this new printing of the classic title collecting ICON #1-8. This is the title that introduced Augustus Freeman, a successful lawyer who covertly uses his alien super-powers to help those in need. But when a teenaged girl from the streets convinces him to use his abilities to inspire his people and becomes his sidekick, Rocket, the affluent Augustus embraces his true destiny and becomes Icon, the hero of Dakota.
Icon Vol. 2: The Mothership Connection (2010)
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by M.D. Bright and Mike Gustovich
On Sale October 13
In 1869, the life pod of an adult alien crashed in the cotton fields of the South. Discovered by a slave woman, the extraterrestrial’s genetic structure was reconfigured, and he was transformed into an African American baby. Now, over a hundred and twenty years later, Augustus Freeman is a successful lawyer who covertly uses his alien super-powers to help those in need. But when a teenaged girl from the streets convinces him to use his abilities to inspire his people, the affluent Augustus embraces his true destiny and becomes Icon, the hero of Dakota.
More titles will be added between now and February 2021, when DC and Milestone debut an all-new Static Shock digital series. For the latest information on Milestone and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the website at www.dccomics.com and follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation.