|Publication date||September 2020 – present|
|Main character(s)||Earth-M (Milestone Universe)|
Milestone Returns or Earth-M is an ongoing relaunch of American comic books published by DC Comics that began in September 2020. The line features reimagined versions of the fictional characters and shared universe of Milestone Media by Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, Derek T. Dingle and Dwayne McDuffie.
In a January 2015 interview, writer Reginald Hudlin discussed a relaunch of Milestone Media Group, along with surviving co-founders Denys Cowan and Derek Dingle. The following July, DC Comics announced the creation of "Earth-M" within their multiverse, which would be home to the earlier Milestone characters as well as new ones, and that one or two Earth M imprint titles would be published annually, as well as miniseries and one-shots. No further developments took place until October 2017, when it was announced that Milestone would be returning in 2018 with five titles, including Milestone (featuring Icon and Rocket), a new Static series, Duo (based on the character Xombi), and two other new titles: Earth-M and Love Army. Charlotte Fullerton, Dwayne McDuffie's widow who inherited his 50% share in the original Milestone Media company, sued in August 2017 over being excluded from the revived company despite the new Milestone taking over the original's Milestone IPs.
In 2020, Earth-M was retitled as Milestone Returns, with the initial issue being published in September. An extended version was published in February 2021. The issues are available in print, digitally, and on DC Universe Infinite since April 2021.
Milestone Returns is set in Earth-M, which is officially non-canon to the DC Universe. According to Dark Crisis: Big Bang, it is designated as Earth 93 in the Multiverse.
In Earth-M, famous characters like Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware and several others have new origin stories related to the Big Bang, the event that happened in the city of Dakota. While they still do not know each other, the enigmatic Dharma prepares them in secret for a war to come.
|Title||Issue(s)||Writer(s)||Artist(s)||Colorist(s)||Premiere date||Finale date||Ref.|
|Milestone Returns||#0||Reginald Hudlin
|September 13, 2020|||
|Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition||Reginald Hudlin||ChrisCross
|February 24, 2021|||
|Static: Season One||#1–6||Vita Ayala||ChrisCross||Nikolas Draper-Ivey||June 15, 2021||March 1, 2022|||
|Icon and Rocket: Season One||Reginald Hudlin||Doug Braithwaite
|Brad Anderson||July 27, 2021||March 22, 2022|||
|Hardware: Season One||Brandon Thomas||Denys Cowan
|Chris Sotomayor||August 10, 2021||May 31, 2022|||
|Blood Syndicate: Season One||#1–6||Geoffrey Thorne||Juan Castro
|Wil Quintana||May 10, 2022||October 25, 2022|||
|Duo||Greg Pak||Scott Hanna
|Chris Sotomayor||May 17, 2022||October 18, 2022|||
|Milestones in History||#1||Steve Barnes
Jamal Yseem Igle
Jose Marzan Jr.
Maria Laura Sanapo
Dominike "Domo" Stanton
Eva de la Cruz
|June 21, 2022|||
|Static: Shadows of Dakota||#1–7||Vita Ayala||ChrisCross||Nikolas Draper-Ivey||February 7, 2023||Present|||
|Icon vs. Hardware||#1–5||Leon Chills
Yasmin Flores Montanez
|February 14, 2023|||
|Milestone 30th Anniversary Special||#1||Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Anthony Fowler Jr.
Sean Damien Hill
Yasmin Flores Montanez
Romulo Fajardo Jr.
|March 21, 2023|||
|New Talent Showcase: The Milestone Initiative||Ashley Allen
Cheryl Lynn Eaton
Jarred A. Lujan
Jarod Rhys Pratt
|June 6, 2023|||
|Static Team-Up: Anansi||Evan Narcisse||Jose Marzan, Jr.
Charles Stewart III
|Luis Guerrero||June 13, 2023|||
|Title||Material collected||Pages||Publication date||ISBN|
|Static: Season One||
||200||February 1, 2022||ISBN 1779514212, 978-1779514219|
|Icon and Rocket: Season One||
||192||June 28, 2022||ISBN 1779515529, 978-1779515520|
|Hardware: Season One||
||October 4, 2022||ISBN 1779515138, 978-1779515131|
|Blood Syndicate: Season One||
||152||April 11, 2023||ISBN 1779518439, 978-1779518439|
||186||April 25, 2023||ISBN 1779518455, 978-1779518453|
|Static: Shadows of Dakota||
||200||November 14, 2023||ISBN 1779518552, 978-1779518552|
|Icon vs. Hardware||
||192||November 21, 2023||ISBN 177952305X, 978-1779523051|
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