HBO Max’s "Milestone Generations" highlights allyship in action
Jul 25, 2022
2 min read
Almost 30 years after its first launch in 1993, Milestone Media has a new look, an updated vision and a renewed determination to bring representation to superheroes. The purpose and the passion behind this exciting new chapter will unfold in the “Milestone Generations” documentary on July 29th on HBO Max.
Narrated by rapper, producer and actor Method Man, this pivotal documentary explores the influence of Milestone Media, as seen through the eyes of those it impacted – including creators, artists and celebrities.
For a sneak peek, check out the trailer below.
The documentary is more than a recount of past events, it’s a thought-provoking example of allyship in action. As you follow the journeys of the creators and Milestone Super Heroes, you’ll see that it’s also about disrupting the status quo and the importance of representation.
From characters like Static – who gained electromagnetic powers while protesting racial injustice – to the dynamic duo, Icon and Rocket – who come together to overcome injustices – the documentary imprints on a new generation that heroes come in every color, from all situations and are capable of super things.
Building the foundation for the future
For decades, many have found escape, encouragement and empowerment in the pages of comic books, but not everyone has found heroes who looked like them. Just 5.8% of comic book writers and 3.9% of artists are Black. Because artists tend to create characters who reflect their own lived experiences, this lack of representation among comic creators equates to a lack of representation among Super Heroes themselves.