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Created on 2012-11-03 05:07:21 (#1801576), last updated 2013-02-28 (238 weeks ago)

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Name:Milestone Media (CLOSED)
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Posting Access:All Members
Community description:A community dedicated to Dwayne McDuffie's Datakoverse

WELCOME TO [community profile] the_dakotaverse, a community dedicated to Milestone Media's universe and characters, created by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and others.

What is the Dakotaverse?
The Dakotaverse is the reality in which the characters from Milestone Media take place, largely revolving around the eponymous Dakota City.

Paris Island is the poorer part of Dakota City, crime-infested and overrun by gangs. The Big Bang, responsible for giving many Dakota residents superpowers, occurred during a massive riot on Paris Island. Most of the territory is controlled by the Blood Syndicate. During Worlds Collide, the bridge to Paris Island, destroyed during the Big Bang, was the nexus point between Dakota and Metropolis.

Milestone Media was founded in 1993 by a coalition of African-American artists and writers (namely Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and Derek T. Dingle) who believed that minorities were severely underrepresented in American comics. Milestone Media was their attempt to correct this imbalance.

Milestone Media struck a deal with DC Comics, under which DC would publish Milestone's comics, but Milestone would retain all legal and creative control, including copyright. The comics were published under the Milestone imprint.

All of the Milestone titles took place in the same universe, separate from the main DC Universe. Most were set in the fictional Midwestern city of Dakota; the Milestone universe is commonly referred to as the Dakotaverse. Characters from mainstream DC Comics existed only as comic book characters in the Dakota Universe, which caused confusion when the two briefly intertwined during the events of Worlds Collide in 1994. Although Worlds Collide would be remembered by all of the Milestone characters who took part in it, it was erased out of mainstream DC continuity by Zero Hour, which took place immediately afterward.

The Milestone imprint lasted for four years. It went into decline through 1995 and 1996, marked by falling sales and a number of canceled titles. The last three ongoing Milestone titles - Static, Icon, and Hardware - were cancelled mid-story in 1997.

In 2000, Milestone Media launched the Static Shock animated series on Kid's WB. It ran for four seasons, totaling 52 episodes, from 2000 to 2004.

A later Milestone miniseries by McDuffie, Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool, was published in 2001, but sales were not sufficient to justify an ongoing.

Merge with DC:
In July 2008, at the San Diego Comic Con, DC Comics executive editor Dan DiDio announced that the Milestone characters, along with the city of Dakota, would be incorporated into New Earth under Dwayne McDuffie's aegis. Worlds Collide would not be addressed; as far as all characters involved were concerned, Dakota had always been a part of New Earth, and this was the first time the characters had met. The original Milestone runs would be collected in trade paperbacks, and McDuffie would be working on a concluding story for the Milestone universe, bringing it to a final close.

McDuffie later expanded on this, saying all the original Milestone comics would be in continuity, but that a small number had been forgotten by the inhabitants of both universes, apart from one person, who was responsible for transplanting Dakota into New Earth. That person's identity would be revealed in a story in 2009.
→Don't start none, there won't be none
#00. NO DRAMA: This isn't TNT or If your sole intention for joining is cause trouble you will be banned.

#01. Be polite to your fellow members. There may be difference of opinions, but please, no personal attacks or name calling. This is a light-hearted fan community, let's not make it a negative experience. Agree to disagree if it comes to it. If you continue to be a problem in this community, you'll be banned from posting.

#02. No more than 3 icons behind an LJ cut please. Anything over exactly three icons will be rejected.

#03. Images over 100x100 - 400x400 pixels should be placed behind a cut. Don't know how to make one? Click Here.

#04. SPOILERS: are fun! But put them behind an cut for the sake of some who HAVEN'T seen an episode or read the comics have been recently released or use the spoiler tag.

#05. COMMUNITY PROMOTION: is allowed, but please remember to ask @ the "affiliation" post (see TAG: 'affiliates') to get an okay. Also remember that the promotion of a community must pertain to the subject matter of the community (in this case Dakotaverse, Static, ICON, or anything in regards to Milestone Media). Failure to follow this rule will result in the privilege of promoting being revoked and the post rejected

#06. USE THE TAGS: I cannot stress this enough. They were created for the sole purpose of keeping things here at the community in order and easier to find and to reduce the hours spent browsing through the calendar section. It's not a complicated request to adhere to in the least and it will be much appreciated by the maintainers.

#07. With the recent increase of spammers here at livejournal to become a member you must have an active/established account that you post on a semi-regular basis. If you've been rejected then it is because of the following:
☣ There are zero to no entries on your personal journal (outside of the "Weclome to LiveJournal!" Message) since it's inception.
☢ You have no associates (friends) nor are you a member of any communities.
☣ Your journal is new and not established.

#08. To affiliate with this community click here and you'll be added.

#09. When Posting News and other material you did not create, remember to link to the "SOURCE" you found it at. Its only right.

#10. Do not post Artwork or Fanfiction that isn't your own without the creator's express permission. It will be deleted otherwise.

#11. Absolutely NO HOTLINKING images. If you have images you wish to upload, please use your Scrapbook or Image hosting websites (,,, imagebam etc). Do not use the Bandwidth from another website, its what people call "Bandwidth Stealing" and its not nice.

#12. Keep meida like fanmixes and downloads available to view for "Members Only". Do not leave them public.

#13. Please note that this community does not support nor allow PRF (Real Person Fandom) or Underage Content. It is not respectful to those involved with this series and offenders will be banned from the community.

#14. Failure to comply to the rules will result in a permaban from the community.
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