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Celebrate Black History Month With DC

For Black History Month 2022, DC celebrates its rich legacy of Black Super Heroes and creative talent with an incredible selection of comic books, collected editions, original graphic novels, variant covers, plus a new initiative designed to cultivate the next generation of storytellers of color.

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The Milestone Initiative

Announced during DC FanDome 2021, DC and Milestone Media, along with Ally, announced The Milestone Initiative, a program created to identify, develop and mentor aspiring comic book professionals of color. Applicants selected for the Milestone Talent Development Program will receive both in-person tutelage from working comic book professionals, in addition to virtual education through the prestigious Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. After study, attendees will be paired with other comic book professionals to create new, original stories within the Milestone Universe.

The announcement of the inaugural class for the Milestone Talent Development Program and more big updates are coming soon so check out for the latest news!

Black History Month Variant Covers

DC has collaborated with renowned digital artist and illustrator Alexis Franklin to produce a series of variant covers celebrating several of DC’s Black Super Heroes. Fans can check with their local comic book shop for availability.
Green Lantern #11 (on sale now)
I Am Batman #6 (on sale February 8)
Nubia and the Amazons #5 (on sale February 15)
The Flash #779 (on sale February 15)
Action Comics #1040 (on sale February 22)
Aquamen #1 (on sale February 22)

(Courtesy of DC)
(Courtesy of DC)

DC and Milestone Comics (available at participating comic book stores and digital platforms) Green Lantern, by Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney, and Marco Santucci (issue #11 on sale February 1) Suicide Squad (featuring Amanda Waller) by Robbie Thompson and Eduardo Pansica (issue #12 on sale February 1) I Am Batman, by John Ridley, Ken Lashley and Rex Lokus (issue #6 on sale February 8) Icon and Rocket Season One (issue #5 on sale now, issue #6 on sale February 15) Nubia and the Amazons, by Stephanie Williams and Alitha Martinez (issue #5 on sale February 15) Aquamen, by Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas, Sami Basri and Adriano Lucas (debuting Feb 22) Static Season One (issue #6 in stores March 1) Hardware Season One (issue #4 on sale 1/25, issue #5 on sale February 22) NAOMI Season Two, co-written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, with art by Jamal Campbell (issue #1 on sale March 8). 

DC Books for Young Readers, Original Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Milestone Compendium One (on sale February 1) REPRESENT! (on sale February 1) Batwing: Luke Fox (on sale February 15) The Other History of the DC Universe, by John Ridley, Andrea Cucchi and Giuseppe Camuncoli (available now) Green Lantern John Stewart: A Celebration of 50 Years (available now)Mister Miracle: The Great Escape, by Varian Johnson and Daniel Isles (available now) Far Sector, by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell Nubia: Real One, by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith (available now). 

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Digital Subscription PlatformThe DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Digital Subscription Platform will feature a free selection curated titles spotlighting Black DC Super Heroes. For more information and a free trial, fans can check out the website at For the latest news on everything DC, be sure and check out the website at, and @DCComics and @thedcnation on social media. The DC Shop is also spotlighting fan items celebrating DC’s Black Super Heroes; check them out at

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