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Black Lightning Gets It Right – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis, co-founder of Milestone Comics, writer, producer, artist and mentor writes: Denys Cowan and I were walking the halls of Motown Records. Denys had just joined me at Motown Animation and Filmworks as Senior Vice President. I was giving him the ten-cent tour of Motown’s brand spanking new offices as we discussed plans to […]

Michael Davis, Keynote Speaker at Afro ComicCon on the War for Static Shock

Michael Davis is the Keynote speaker at Afro ComicCon tomorrow at SAE Expression College located in Emeryville, California. His speech is reportedly entitled NOW YOU CAN’T LEAVE: Level Next & The War For Static Shock. Level Next is the media-and-comics company he formed with Wayne Brady. Static Shock refers to the Static character he co-created for Milestone, that […]

The Ugly Side of Comics: The Golden Age – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis, co-founder of Milestone Comics, writer, producer, artist and mentor writes: Prologue: The Golden Age Myth My views of the industry are my personal opinion; however, any event I share regarding treatment of me is 100% true, and I can provide documentation for any person or company disputing my accounts. They won’t. There was […]



The Trouble With Black People – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis, comic book creator, mentor, and publisher writes: The Trouble with Black Comics! That’s the real title, just in case some white editor looking to cheapen this narrative with clickbait changes the name of the title to The Trouble with Black People. That’s a joke. It may not be you, but you know someone […]

Michael Davis Talks The Representation Of People Of Color In America

Janel Smith writes for Bleeding Cool: Covering Michael Davis’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Though the panel got off to a rocky start, it was full of powerful emotions that I think many in the room could relate to.  It is not often that I see a black man so open and honest about his emotions […]

Milestone Is Dead 2: Long Live Milestone – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis is an artist, writer, mentor, entertainment executive and co-founder of Milestone. He writes, This article processes some hard truths many won’t like. The first part of this narrative Milestone is dead got a lot of people talking. Nothing and I mean nothing in that article was new. I’ve written about what and why […]

Milestone Is Dead – Michael Davis, On The Edge

Michael Davis is an artist, writer, mentor, entertainment executive and co-founder of Milestone. He writes, 1993 More than 20 years ago my swagger caused a rift between DC Comics and myself and that caused problems between DC and Milestone. The pressure was put on Milestone to silence me. Silence me from what you ask? Calling […]

Twenty-Five Without A Bullet – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis, writer, editor, publisher, mentor, co-founder and co-creator of Milestone Comics writes, Fair warning: little in this article has a thing to do with pop culture. So, if your intention is to bitch about that after reading this let me do it for you: Clueless Cow writes: Why is this in Bleeding Cool? Rich, can’t […]

Not The American Dream – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis, comic creator, editor, publisher and mentor, writes, When I was eight years old, I was racing my new Tonka toy truck up and down the concrete sidewalk on my block. I was doing so by bending over and pushing the truck as fast as I could with both hands. The truck slipped out […]

Weekend Without Bernie – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis writes for Bleeding Cool, This past weekend a giant of entertainment left us. Chuck Berry was 90 years old, and I must admit I would from time to time wonder if Little Richard, Chubby Checker or Chuck were still with us. I’ve not only had the pleasure of meeting each of these legends […]

If & Hope – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis writes Jack Kirby created the Black Racer, and his bedridden alter ego Sgt. Willie Walker in 1971. In the origin story Walker, an African American is paralyzed during a firefight in Vietnam. The army returns the young hero home where his wife resigns herself to taking care of him. The ‘Source’ Kirby’s mysterious […]

Stan Lee, The Man, Now And Forever – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis writes, From the last installment: The Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood is home to The University of Southern California better known as U.C.L.A. It’s a trendy area filled with upscale shops and expensive restaurants. I’ve never been a fan of Westwood U.C.L.A or trendy, expensive restaurants. I doubt if I ever will be. […]

Core Business: A Dream Killer Edition – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis writes, Part I of this ran on Comicmix Part 2 is first-run on Bleeding Cool. Part 1: The Black Panther comes to Marvel. The Black Panthers were at one time the number one target of the FBI in the 60’s. They were viewed as terrorists and J. Edger Hoover the longtime leader of […]

Seduction Of The Not So Innocent, Redux – Michael Davis: From The Edge

Michael Davis writes, This is a much-expanded version of Seduction of the not so innocent that ran in Comicmix. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned Jim Crow racial segregation in the public schools. That mattered little in most of the country white privilege was normalized, […]

From The Edge – Jump 2: Robin And I by Michael Davis

Michael Davis writes, It’s the same voice thought that … you’re standing at a precipice and you look down, there’s a voice, and it’s a little quiet voice that goes, ‘Jump…” Robin Williams This is a much extended version of an article that ran on Comicmix earlier this week. Last week on Bleeding Cool someone […]


Promissory Note – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis writes, I was SO stunned by the election I just couldn’t bring myself to write a damn thing for the last few weeks. Hell, in the case of Bleeding Cool, it’s been months that I blame on my depression and trying to figure out how to fix a problem no one sees yet […]

The Dream Killer By Michael Davis, On The Edge

Michael Davis writes, Every few years I write a real world advice article for young creators. My Bad Boy Studio Mentor program has produced some exceptional graduates working in comics, television, illustration and related media. I’ve also taught and or lectured at The Joe Kubert School, Pratt Institute, The School Of Visual Arts Rhode Island […]