Michael Davis: Milestones at ComicMix

Michael Davis

Master Of The Universe, Lord Of All Media, Most Interesting Black Man In the World, Sexiest Man on Earth, Mentor, Writer, Artist, Producer & Uppity.

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  1. Doctor R-Man says:

    Are you still taking questions?

    I have a few.

    1.) Does DC have to pay Milestone any amount of money to either publish Milestone titles or have Milestone characters appear in their books? i.e. in teams or in guest appearances? Hence, no Icon in the Justice League or no Static in Teen Titans?

    2.) Going from the previous question, is the reason DC isn’t publishing Milestone titles or having Milestone characters make appearances in DC books because there’s not enough people purchasing them or enough demand to justify publishing them, as a result of those fees DC has to pay? Hence, little return on their investment?

    3.) Do you think there be enough fan demand to keep a Static, an Icon, or any other Milestone book going or is it just a vocal minority that wouldn’t be able to support the book in substantial enough numbers to keep the book alive?

    4.) Is one reason DC may be apprehensive about Milestone appearances due to problems potentially arising when they want to reprint stories, similar to how there’s a bunch of stories Marvel can’t reprint, especially team-ups, because they feature Rom in them? So in this case, potential reprints problems might be a huge issue with Milestone characters making appearances?

    5.) Is the reason we aren’t seeing any Milestone appearances because there’s currently no writers interested in writing them, especially big name writers like Geoff Johns or Gail Simone? It’s weird. You would think Gail would like to at least write ONE Milestone character, given that she was one of Dwayne’s best friends. It’d be the least she could do for him.

    6.) Is another reason DC might not be using the Milestone characters because they have little freedom in what they can do with the characters?

    7.) How is your relationship with DC? Is it positive?

    I hope everything get’s worked out. I’d love to see more Milestone in the DCU, especially Static.

  2. Paul Smith says:

    Hi Doctor R-Man !
    I know you are asking Michael these questions but have you ever been to Dwayne McDuffie’s website and read the forum “Ask The Maestro” ? from the beginning as it gives his thoughts on why the deal was done at DC and what he thought DC and Milestone together would get out of it right up too just before Xombie returned when he was took from us :(

    heres the link http://dwaynemcduffie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10&sid=8840e7d6d4cbd566103ee15fde581160

    • Doctor R-Man says:

      If you don’t mind, could you please point me out the posts that answer each specific question?

      That thing is 218 pages.

      Thanks, though.