Wednesday, July 31, 2002

STATIC SHOCK RETURNS TO CANADA

Toonzone.net reports that Canada's YTV has picked up a new season of STATIC SHOCK to run in the fall. Details are a click away:
http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42944

Thursday, July 25, 2002

JUSTICE LEAGUE: DWAYNE'S SUMMER SCHEDULE

Following is a list of air dates for episodes I've written (okay, they're all reruns, but hang in there. I think I'm back with new ones in October):

Saturday, July 20th
10:00PM: Justice League #16 "Fury, Part 1" (widescreen)

Sunday, August 18th
07:00PM: Justice League #14 "The Brave & The Bold, Part 1"

Friday, August 23rd
07:00PM: Justice League #14 "The Brave & The Bold, Part 1"

Friday, August 30th
07:00PM: Justice League #15 "The Brave & The Bold, Part 2"

Saturday, August 31st
12:30PM:Justice League #15 "The Brave & The Bold, Part 2"

Sunday, September 1st
07:00PM: Justice League #16 "Fury, Part 1"

Tired of reruns? September has four new episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE and an all-new 90 minute movie. By my calculations, I should have a new episode in October. More when I know for sure.

Sunday, July 21, 2002

NEW COSTUME FOR STATIC?

That's the theory of the guys at Toonzone. Click the link below to see what they're saying.

http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41644
MILESTONE PANEL AT SAN DIEGO COMICON

Sunday, August 4, 12:30 Milestone Comics and Static Shock: A 10-Year Celebration

Milestone Media celebrates 10 years of groundbreaking achievement with a look back at the last 10 years and a look ahead to the future. The Milestone crew will look through the photo albums of their minds and sing the company theme song again and again.. Hear secrets before never made public, such as how Milestone almost ended up at Marvel. They'll also talk about the rise of hip hop urban culture and its impact on the comics industry and the messages that Static Shock (the runaway hit on the WB) bring to millions of kids each week. Join the creators, writers, and artists who made Milestone a cultural phenomenon. Room 7A

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #157 REVIEWED

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Penciller: Val Semeiks
Inker: Dan Green
DC Comics, 36 color pages, $2.25

"Part two of this three-part story materially advances the plot while continuing to build suspense, as we learn the motive behind the serial killings. You can start reading with this issue, if you wish -- you'll learn everything you need to know. All you'll miss out on from the previous issue is more dynamite writing and art from a great creative team.

In this story, Batman's brilliant, daring, insightful, and creative. He even makes a funny. This story recaptures why the character's a hero and provides the truest portrayal I've read in a long while. This story is just darned good superheroics with clever plot twists. If you've become jaded with the DCU, see if this helps remind you why you liked it in the first place."

More "Comics Worth Reading" reviews, Click the link:
http://www.mindspring.com/~johannadc/reviews/week0717.html

Friday, July 19, 2002

COMICON NEWS: DWAYNE'S DOING A PANEL

From the Friday, August 2 programming schedule at Comic Con International:

3:00 The Black Comics Panel–All of a sudden, it's hip to be a black creator again! Join some of comics' black creators as they battle the evil man. No? Well, how about a serious and not so serious discussion about the state of the industry for people of color. Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, Kyle Baker, Eddy Newell, Doselle Young, and others will be on hand. Michael Davis is your moderator. Time to tear the roof off the sucka! Room 13

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

INTERVIEW WITH EISNER-NOMINATED
"THE ROAD TO HELL" ARTIST KRIS DRESEN

Kris talks about her book MANYA and sneaks in a lengthy plug about our upcoming THE ROAD TO HELL project. Click the link:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=1320
BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #157

It came out last week! Go get one!

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze

"Blink," Part 2 of 3. The road to oblivion narrows even further for Blink, the blind man who can "see" through the eyes of those he touches. As Blink makes contact with Batman and uses his "eyes" to discover Batman’s deepest secrets, he is unaware that the "lone serial killer" he’d helped capture was in fact part of a conspiracy — a conspiracy that will stop at nothing to see Blink dead.
AQUAMAN?

Okay, it's true. I *am* working on an Aquaman episode of JUSTICE LEAGUE. But for once, 'twasn't I who spilled the beans, it was JUSTICE LEAGUE producer Bruce Timm.

For more cryptic hints, click the link below:
http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41073

Friday, July 12, 2002

JASON SCOTT JONES!!

I'm looking for his e-mail, I's appreciate if anyone who knows it ould pass it along to me. Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

STATIC SHOCK JULY EPISODE GUIDE

All times Eastern Standard, check local listings to be sure.

SATURDAY: 07/06/2002
8:00AM Static Shock 25 The Big Leagues
8:30AM Static Shock 17 Static Shaq

SATURDAY: 07/13/2002
8:30AM Static Shock 14 Sunspots

SATURDAY: 07/20/2002
8:30AM Static Shock 12 Replay

Monday, July 01, 2002

"BATMAN: BLINK" A "COMIC WORTH READING"

Here's a review from the "Comics Worth Reading" web site:

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #156
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Penciller: Val Semeiks
Inker: Dan Green
DC Comics, 32 color pages, $2.25

"In this first chapter of a three-part story, a blind grifter with an unusual ability gets wrapped up in the case of a psychotic serial killer. The character of the thief is a nuanced one; although he's unrepentantly a crook, he's not a bad guy, and trying to do the right thing may cause him more harm than good.

It's a crime Dwayne McDuffie doesn't have more comic writing work. Here, he turns in a gem of a story, that's suspenseful, creative, and astonishing. Best of all, it's a detective story that could only work in a superhero universe, making it a terrific choice for a Batman tale. It's rare to see such talented use of these elements of the DCU. The dialogue is terrific, backed up by amazing art that captures every needed mood beautifully while still being attractive to look at.

It's the little touches that make it so special. Every page has some mention of sight or looking or pictures, as suits the overall theme of blindness and observation. Yet these items aren't called attention to; they fit right into the flow, making for a deeper reading experience without filler or fluff. If Mr. McDuffie nails the ending, this might be a perfect superhero comic. It's brilliant."