Saturday, December 20, 2008

We've Moved!!

My news blog has moved to the front page my relaunched web site. Visit me at http://dwaynemcduffie.com.lamphost.net/ and update your bookmarks and RSS feeds.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28 solicited



JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes
The Shadow Cabinet has stolen the mortal remains of Dr. Light. The Justice League has vowed to bring them down. Plus, Shadow Thief has returned deadlier than ever before, and you won't believe the source of his new powers.
On sale December 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm Interviewed at "Fantastic Four Headquarters"

I've been interviewed about my recent Fantastic Four run at FantasticFourHeadquarters.com. That is not a good picture of me.

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Monday, September 08, 2008

I'm Interviewed at Comixfan Forums

A Milestone Of An Interview With Dwayne McDuffie

Interview conducted by Z. Julian Cenac.

As well as being a founder of Milestone Media (which saw the introduction of numerous African-American characters such as Static), Dwayne McDuffie was also a producer/writer on Justice League Unlimited and has written various titles for Marvel and DC Comics. You may also know of him as a creator/writer of the Static Shock animated series. He is currently penning the Justice League of America comic. With Milestone characters returning, but in the DC universe, it was time for an interrogation.


Comixfan: Why are the DC and Milestone universes being merged?

Dwayne McDuffie: Over at Milestone, we've been looking to get our characters back in print again for quite some time. DC was looking to expand their universe with fresh characters and situations. Dan DiDio suggested that we bring the Milestone characters back within the DCU as a way to achieve both of our goals. It took a while to put together a business and editorial structure that satisfied both sides, but we got there.


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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Live Blogcast Interview, Mon. Sept. 8

I'll be doing a live interview on The Comic Shoppe this coming Monday on Blogtalkradio. Here's their description:

Well, it's that time again folks....Time to talk comics, movies and all things of geek interest! What better way to start things off than with an interview with the great graphic novel/animation writer, Dwayne McDuffie. Join Daryll, Max and Dburt as we talk to Mr. McDuffie about Milestone Media's return and his career-7pm eastern!


I think they're taking calls, so if you want to ask me a question, call in at (646) 200-0104.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

I'll Be At The Cook County Library in Las Vegas, Nov 8

Along with Neil Gaiman, Steve Niles, Steven Grant, Gary Groth and Chris Staros. Hope to see some of you there.

Event Details
Type: Author/Storyteller Visit
Age Group: Adults, Seniors & Teens

11/8/2008 • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Clark County Library
Room: Large Conf Rm, Jewel Box Theater , Courtyard

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
Author: Steve Niles, Dwayne McDuffie, Bill Willingham...

Comic book fans will get a chance to meet some of the top names in today's comics at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival (VVCBF). A celebration of comic book culture, the VVCBF features panel discussions and film screenings, tables with industry information, you can pick up some great merchandise at our market place featuring local comic book stores and get your comics signed. Guests scheduled to appear include: Steve Niles, Dwayne McDuffie, Deryl Skelton, Steven Grant, Gary Groth, Chris Staros and many more. The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival is a component of the 7th Annual Vegas Valley Book Festival and presented in conjunction with the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs and CityLife.


I'll be there all morning, try the veal.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dan Didio On The DC/Milestone Deal

DC Nation: #127
August 20, 2008


Last week we spoke about how DC Comics licensed the rights to the Archie superhero characters and left them in the very capable hands of Joe Straczynski for our ongoing BRAVE AND BOLD series. I also mentioned last week that we'd something more to talk about. Well, here it is…
I was always a fan of Milestone Comics. When they burst on the scene in 1993, they were brash, powerful and stood apart from the rest of the superhero books on the shelves. This was not because of the ethnic makeup of the line, it was because their characters and stories had a strength and rawness most books were searching for. Even now, more than ten years since they were last seen in comics form, Static, Icon, Blood Syndicate and Hardware still stand strong with comics fans.
So when I came to DC, and I looked over all the characters the universe had to offer, I still felt there was room for more. As I mentioned, as a longtime Milestone fan, I thought that those characters would be a great addition to our line, not just to see print in their own series and own universe, but to add to, diversify, expand, and enhance the existing DC Universe. Over the years I had spoken to Dwayne McDuffie, one of the co-founders of Milestone, and on several occasions our conversations drifted over to Milestone. We both agreed that it would be great to see these characters back in print but always had trouble figuring out how to make it work -- that is, until now.
Now, I am extremely happy to announce that a deal was made and the Milestone characters live once more. And more important, they will operate as part of the DC Universe. Starting later this year, Icon and Shadow Cabinet will be appearing in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (of course it helps that Dwayne is writing the series) and even more exciting, Static will be making his way to the TEEN TITANS! Back in all their glory and just the way you remember them. After all, it would be difficult to improve on concepts as strong as these.
You will see more announcements regarding Milestone as the year progresses, but I hope you will be joining me in welcoming back these great characters to the comic book fold.
To be continued…
DD

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

BANG. Milestone Returns



JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27

Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes
A “Sightings” tale! Doctor Light is missing, and her former Justice League teammates intend to find the man responsible and make him pay. But before they do that, they'll have to get past his Shadow Cabinet of powerful superbeings who have sworn to "Save humanity from itself." Milestone Comics characters Icon and Hardware make their first modern DCU appearance, but this time it’s not clear whose side they’re on!
On sale November 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99

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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Overnight Sensation


In the newest issue of Wizard Magazine, I've been voted the 2008 "Favorite Breakout Talent" in the Wizard Fan Awards. Quite an accomplishment for someone celebrating his 20th year as a comic book writer.

Thanks to everyone who voted.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm at Comic-Con International, July 23-27

I'm mostly there just to buy comics (I'm looking at you, Howard The Duck Omnibus) and gawk at celebrities, but I am making a few scheduled appearances and I hope to get a chance to meet a lot of you in the flesh, for a change. Also, with a little luck,sometime this weekend we'll be making a MAJOR announcement about my comics work (the lawyers are frantically lawyering away to get the contracts ready to sign in time for San Diego). If that happens, we'll have a LOT to talk about.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

ANTIDOTE TRUST SIGNING
2-3 PM in BOOTH #828
I'll be signing comics, DVDs, videogames and used napkins at the always friendly, always cool Antidote Trust booth. The Antidote Trust is a collective of independent comic creators, all of whom do good work, so while you're there chatting with me, make sure you also check out some of the stuff on sale there. As usual, I'll sign whatever you bring. We're also planning to have a few copies of my comics available for purchase at the booth, just in case you forget to bring your own and can't find anything suitable at the show.

SATURDAY, JULY 26
BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE AND THE SECRET SATURDAYS SNEEK PEEK
10:15-11:15 AM in ROOM 6A
Join ├╝ber-cartoon-creator-genius Glen Murakami and his crew as they discuss their hit new Cartoon Network show Ben 10: Alien Force. It’s your chance to get the inside story on all the new alien heroes—and, of course, all the bad guys! Accompanying Glen are story editor Dwayne McDuffie and voice talents Yuri Lowenthal (Ben), Ashley Johnson (Gwen), Greg Cipes (Kevin), and Dee Bradley Baker (Aliens). And that’s just half the excitement! Jay Stephens will also be on hand to talk about his mysterious and cool new show The Secret Saturdays.

ANTIDOTE TRUST SIGNING
3-4 PM in BOOTH #828
I'm back for a second round of signing, in a desperate attempt to unload all the comics I thought I'd sell on Friday. Hope to see you there.

ADDENDUM
Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, I WON'T be on THE BLACK PANEL '08, featuring Method Man (The Wu Tang Clan), Reggie Hudlin (president, B.E.T.), Denys Cowan (B.E.T. Animation, “The Origin of the Joker”), Rusty Cundieff (director, Chappelle’s Show, Fear of a Black Hat) John Dokes (Marvel Comics), and Faith Cheltenham (Tor.com). Hosted by Michael Davis, so you won't even miss me.