Sunday, December 31, 2006

Firestorm #34 Solicited



FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #34
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art by Pop Mhan and Rob Stull; Cover by Pete Woods

Firestorm and the Seven Soldiers' Mister Miracle must defend themselves from Orion and the Female Furies! Everyone's after the secrets in Professor Stein's head, and that information will have dire effects on both Firestorm and the New Gods.

DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

Fantastic Four #542 Solicitation



Fantastic Four #542
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE, Penciled by MIKE MCKONE, Cover by ADI GRANOV
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
The Fantastic Four as we know them are finished, torn apart by the strife of CIVIL WAR! What will happen to the fragmented first family of Marveldom now-and will some other foursome rise to take their place?
Rated All Ages
Release Date 1/10/07

Retail Price: $2.99

Saturday, December 23, 2006

JLU Volume II Coming to DVD




On sale March 20th, a day of celebration.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fantastic Four #543 (45th anniversary) solicited



FANTASTIC FOUR #543
The Story: CIVIL WAR tie-in
The double-sized 45th Anniversary Issue of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine! The super hero Civil War is drawing to a close! But with the betrayals, backstabbing and shifting alliances, who will be the Fantastic Four when all is said and done?
64 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

I'm writing the lead story.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

BEYOND #6 On Sale Wednesday



COVER BY: SCOTT KOLINS
WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
PENCILS: SCOTT KOLINS
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR

THE STORY:
The Conclusion! In the aftermath of last issue's shocking events, the winner of the game claims a reward from the cosmic entity behind it all, starting a tragic chain of events that will forever alter the Marvel Universe. THE WATCHER will be there, will you?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99


PRICE: 2.99
IN STORES: 2006-12-06

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

JLU on DVD

TV on DVD has the scoop on the last Justice League Unlimited collection.

Justice League - The Heroes unite for one last DVD set
Posted by Gord Lacey
11/29/2006


Characters from the original series of Justice League Unlimited are joined by a number of new superheroes making this final seasons showdown between Justice League Unlimited vs Legion of Doom the most suspenseful yet. After years of foiled plots and repeated beatings, the galaxy's worst villains finally have a plan: strength in numbers! Led by Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom prepares to dominate the universe. First order of business: destroy the Justice League. Featuring the original seven Leaguers - Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, J'onn J'onzz, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl - plus many other favorites, each episode showcases these heroes in battles like you've never seen. And just when you think they've faced the most unimaginable evils, a dark figure from the past resurfaces to exact revenge on them all.

Warner Bros is wrapping up Justice League: Unlimited in a big way. The final set - 13 episodes (286 mins) on 2 discs - will be released on March 20, 2007, and a month later they'll roll out a promotion at Carl's Jr and Hardee's restaurants that features themed kids meals, premiums, and $5 off the DVD set (for those that can wait that long). The episodes will be presented in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1), with an English audio track. The set will retail for $26.99 - we'll post artwork when it's available."

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I'm on MyMac.com

I'm the special guest on the latest edition of the MyMac.com podcast. I talk about my old Mac Plus, writing cartoons and give remarkably unhelpful advice on how to break into comics. The Maestro on MyMac.com.

The whole program is interesting but I show up about halfway through.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

JLU Season 1 DVD Official Site





Preview the DVD and get a look at Bruce, James, Stan and I talking about the series. Click here to visit the site.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Stuff I Wrote on Cartoon Network

Here's a list of upcoming episodes that I wrote:

TEEN TITANS
* Wednesday, Oct. 4: "Winner Take All" at 6 a.m.
* Thursday, Oct. 5: "Fear Itself" at 4 p.m.

STATIC SHOCK
* Wednesday, Oct. 4: "Now You See Him" at 7 a.m.
* Thursday, Oct. 5: "Junior" at 7 a.m.
* Monday, Oct. 9: "Bent Out of Shape" at 7 a.m.
* Tuesday, Oct. 10: "Out of Africa" at 7 a.m.
* Thursday, Oct. 19: "Bad Stretch" at 7 a.m.
* Tuesday, Oct. 24: "Static in Africa" at 7 a.m.
* Friday, Oct. 27: "Jimmy" at 7 a.m.
* Wednesday, Nov. 1: "Power Play" at 7 a.m.
* Thursday, Nov. 2: "Gear" at 7 a.m.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED
*"Destroyer" at 10:30 p.m.

JLU NEWS: "Alive" and "Destroyer" on Cartoon Network



The two-part series finale encores October 14 at 10:00 PM EST on Cartoon Network

Friday, September 29, 2006

I'm Writing Fantastic Four

Joe Quesada spilled the beans today in his "Joe Fridays" Blog:

NRAMA: With JMS’s recently-announced upcoming departure from Fantastic Four, can you offer up any information at to the future of that title? Who’s the next writer? Will Mike McKone remain as artist?

JQ: The new writer for FF will be Dwayne McDuffie! How’s that for breaking news. We’ll have more info on FF in the weeks to come.

NRAMA: So how much will McDuffie have to inherit in terms of the status quo being developed through the events of Civil War?

JQ: That absolutely comes with the territory. Dwayne completely understands that taking over FF at this juncture means stepping into the middle of this little story we have called Civil War.

NRAMA: So when you discussed the job with McDuffie, did you have to them him, “Well, you can write FF, but Reed and Su are separated and on opposite sides of Civil War. Johnny is with Sue, and Ben is completely out of the picture”?

Or will all that be resolved nice and tidy-like before a new writer takes over?

JQ: No there will be threads that will definitely have to be picked up. While this is usually the case to some minor extent whenever you have a creative shift on a longstanding title, because of Civil War, we need to be extremely thorough about the plotlines that are left unresolved.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Static Shock is Back!



Monday through Friday at 7 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Cartoon Network.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

BEYOND #6 Solicited



BEYOND! #6 (OF 6)
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
The Conclusion! In the aftermath of last issue's shocking events, the winner of the game claims a reward from the cosmic entity behind it all, starting a tragic chain of events that will forever alter the Marvel Universe. THE WATCHER will be there, will you?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Justice League Heroes: Costumes Unlocked


John Stewart with his post-Starcrossed break up hair-do.


Wonder Woman at the toga party.

Courtesy IGN:


In Justice League Heroes, players can purchase new costumes for the original seven Justice League members. There are two alternate costumes per character (with Superman getting three). These aren't your standard quick skins found in most games. Snowblind remodeled each character with their new costume and added some new animations as well. There are also some bonuses applied to specific costumes, including extra health, energy and even experience bonuses.

Click here to see more.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

JLH NEWS: HAWKGIRL!



Courtesy Resident Gamer:

And Then There Was One……More.

Warner Brothers has announced that Hawkgirl will lend her powers to the Justice League crew, as an unlockable character, in the upcoming game Justice League Heroes. She joins Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Zatanna, Martian Hunter, and previously announced unlockables Aquaman, and Green Arrow. If you’ve read the comics, you already know that Hawgirl has some crazy ass-kicking skills, plus flying abilities- which should translate well into the game. When we know more, so will you. Stay tuned.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Aquaman in Justice League Heroes



Courtesy Crave Gaming...

The highly anticipated game Justice League Heroes has added a new hidden character, Aquaman. The game features Justice League regulars Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna. The Justice League Heroes must fight Brainiac and his group of super villians, including Killer Frost and The Key.

Posted: Friday, September 1st 2006 03:09 PM PST
By Ahmad T. Childress, Editor

Justice League Heroes is the first major pairing of all of the major Justice League characters in a single video game. Most games in the past have dealt specifically with Superman or Batman and were usually tied to feature films or the various animated shows. The game also features some recognizable names in the voice casting. Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Batman; Michael Jai White (Spawn) as Green Lantern; Crispin Freeman (Kingdom Hearts II) as Superman; Courtenay Taylor (God of War) as Wonder Woman; Chris Edgerly (Drawn Together) as The Flash; Kari Wahlgren (Steamboy) as Zatanna; and Daniel Riordan (Transformers) as Martian Manhunter. Portraying select villains will be Peter Jessop (Spawn) as Brainiac and Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) as The Key. Additionally, Ralph Garman (Family Guy) will voice Green Arrow.

Aquaman has some interesting powers in the game, such as a water whirlpool that traps foes called a “whirlpool”. The hero of Atlantis also has a sword and water shield. Aquaman is not the only character that can be unlocked. Green Arrow can also be unlocked in the game.

The game boasts an Original story by award-winning comic and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie (Static Shock, Justice League & Teen Titans).

JLH will arrive in Fall 2006 for the PS2, Xbox, PSP, GBA and Nintendo DS.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Justice League Heroes Interview

Producer Jason Ades tells all...

Thursday, August 31, 2006

I'm writing FIRESTORM



For three issues, anyway. Click here for an interview with me on my plans. If that's too much work, here's the short version: THE NEW GODS.

Beyond! #3 Preview



Courtesy Comics Continuum:

BEYOND! #3

Beyond! #3 will arrive in stores on Sept. 7 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Dwayne McDuffie, with art and cover by Scott Kolins.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Dr. Pym's Quinjet has been blown out of the sky by the rampaging Dragon Man. Now the only thing that stands between the devastated survivors of the crash and Dragon Man's wrath is a cyborg super soldier turned-pacifist who has been missing for a decade, Deathlok. Meanwhile, Kraven has a heart-to-heart with the recently deceased hero from issue 1!"

Beyond! #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Beyond #5 Solicited



COVER BY: SCOTT KOLINS
WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
PENCILS: SCOTT KOLINS
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR

Venom has returned and trapped the heroes in Limbo but the game’s not quite over. Until the Space Phantom returns, there’s nothing for anyone to do but confront their feelings about the others – and truly decide how far they’ll go in order to survive.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

On Sale 11/01/06

Thursday, August 17, 2006

New Interview With Me



I pre-ordered this and Amazon just sent me a copy, even though their site still says, "Not Yet Released."

Masters of the Comic Book Universe

This informal history of the comic book chronicles, largely in their own words, the lives and careers of the artists and writers who created the most significant and memorable comic books and graphic novels. Stretching from Will Eisner, who started his work in the industry in 1936, to Marjane Satrapi, whose latest graphic novel was published last year, 11 comic book masters are discussed, including Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Dwayne McDuffie, Kyle Baker, and Ho Che Anderson. Amazing stories of how these artists and writers fell in love with the genre and built up their careers are coupled with never-before-disclosed anecdotes and previously unpublished self-portraits that will surprise even the most knowledgeable fans.


My "self-portrait" was drawn by Denys Cowan.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

BET Announces Film Roman Deal and My New Show

BET Inks Animation Pact With Film Roman Studios
Tuesday August 15, 8:00 am ET

Animation Division Announces Major Partnerships with Creators of 'The Simpsons' and Milestone Media's Dwayne McDuffie to Develop Originals for Multi-Platform Distribution

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- BET's newly-established animation division announces two new major deals in the world of animation. BET has partnered with Film Roman, the award-winning animation studio behind primetime hits "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill," to produce a slate of animated films and multi-platform series. In addition, BET is re-uniting Denys Cowan, BET Senior Vice President of Animation and his former creative partner, Milestone Media co-founder Dwayne McDuffie -- the creative minds behind Static Shock, the WB's top-rated Saturday morning cartoon and top-selling comic series -- to create a new action adventure series.

More in link...

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Beyond #4 Solicited

BEYOND! # 4
COVER BY: SCOTT KOLINS
WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
PENCILS: SCOTT KOLINS
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR



THE STORY:
The Hood has “persuaded” Spider-Man to reveal his true identity. Dr. Pym and the Wasp have a long overdue talk about their relationship and Deathlok leads the team to the strange city called “Sanctuary.” Is this the way home, or is it the survivors’ last battlefield?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99


PRICE: 2.99
IN STORES: 2006-10-04

BEYOND #3 Solicited

Boy, have I been asleep on these. Better late than never?:



Dr. Pym’s Quinjet has been blown out of the sky by the rampaging Dragon Man. Now the only thing that stands between the devastated survivors of the crash and Dragon Man’s wrath is a cyborg super soldier turned- pacifist who has been missing for a decade, Deathlok. Meanwhile, Kraven has a heart-to-heart with the recently deceased hero from issue 1!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99


PRICE: 2.99
IN STORES: 2006-09-06

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES Interview

This time it's me:



"I set out to be as true to the comic book versions of the characters as I could," explained the acclaimed writer. "This meant leaving some of my well developed 'Justice League Unlimited' chops behind and going back to the source material, the comic books. What I hope we've achieved is to recreate the experience of reading a Justice League comic, with the extra-added pleasure of allowing the player to control the action. 'Justice League Heroes' is a comic book you can play."



Click here for more...

Monday, July 17, 2006

More Justice League Heroes News

The game's producer has a lot to say about the upcoming videogame. Even I learned things I didn't know. Click here for more...

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES Producer Interviewed

Jason Ades, the man behind the upcoming Justice League videogame I wrote, spills the beans...

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Dwayne At Comicon

I've just been talked into going to next week's San Diego Comicon International. I literally just decided today, so my schedule is loose. I've been added to the following panel on Friday:



3:00-4:00 The Black Panel— Featuring Reggie Hudlin (president, BET), RZA (Wu Tang Clan), Jeffery Wright (CEO, Urban Ministries), Denys Cowan (senior VP, BET Animation), Mike Davis and Mark Davis (Blokhedz), and Axel Alonso (editor, Marvel Comics). This is the definitive panel for what’s up in black content, and black content is hip content. Moderated by Michael Davis. Room 6A

NEW INVITEES ON THE PANEL:

DWAYNE MCDUFFIE - co-founder, Milestone, story editor and then some, JUSTICE LEAGUE, writer, BEYOND!

JOHN DOKES - head of marketing, Marvel Comics

also, Axel is EXECUTIVE EDITOR at Marvel




Apparently, "black content is hip content." Reet!




I'll keep adding to this thread as I learn more about my schedule. Hope to see some of you there.

JLU on DVD, Oct 24





Courtesy TVSsowsonDVD:



"Justice League - Time To Go Unlimited!! First Season Set Of JLU Comes To DVD!

Posted by David Lambert

7/12/2006



Power up! The Justice League gets lots more power as they go unlimited! In it's 3rd season, Cartoon Network's Justice League series morphed into Justice League Unlimited, adding many more of the superheroes from the DC Comics universe. The first season of this version of the show is coming to DVD on October 24th, as a 4-disc set. $44.98 SRP includes 26 episodes with over 10 hours of DC Comics legendary superheroes, and these special features:



* And Justice for All: The Process of Revamping the Series with New Characters and a New Creative Direction.

* Themes of Justice: Choose Your Favorite JLU Musical Theme Audio Tracks.

* Creators' Commentary on "This Little Piggy" and 'The Return".





Stay tuned for box art. For now, here is Warner's description of the set:



Too much power, some think. From their Watchtower in space, the Justice League - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and J'onn J'onzz - floats above Earth, with countless new members including Green Arrow, Supergirl and Captain Atom. Their combined powers are awesome. And although these superheroes fight crime, eradicate evil and save the world over and over again, a conspiracy against them is growing. Led by the government, funded by Lex Luthor and fueled by a hidden enemy, Cadmus is born. The mission: to take down the Justice League. It's 26 episodes of action, intrigue and excitement in a 4-disc collection that any superhero fan should own! Plus, don't miss the shocking Epilogue that reveals the legacy of Batman!





So it looks like seasons one and two in a single release. And look, John Stewart finally made the cover of a season set!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Fantastic Four News

My first Marvel Comic in 13 years is being collected in trade paperback this September.



FANTASTIC FOUR: THE LIFE FANTASTIC
COVER BY: MIKE MCKONE
WRITER: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, KARL KESEL, DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
PENCILS: MIKE MCKONE, DREW JOHNSON, LEE WEEKS, CASEY JONES
THE STORY: FOUR FANTASTIC TALES OF THE FF!
• When a doomsday weapon manufactured by Hydra turns up in the Nevada desert, there’s only one man the authorities can ask to go in and defuse it: Bruce Banner! What does all of this have to do with the FF, you ask? Well, who do you think has to deal with the fallout when it all goes terribly wrong?
• It’s hard to believe Reed and Sue tied the knot 40 years ago… and it certainly doesn’t seem that much time has passed to Reed and Sue themselves when a special evening out gives them a chance to look over their entire life together— past, present and future!
• The Invisible Woman is dead! As Reed cradles his murdered wife, lost in grief, and Ben rampages after Sue’s killer, Johnny defiantly decides to do whatever it takes— no matter the cost or consequence— to see his sister alive again. What he does will change the way the Fantastic Four look at him forever.
• It’s a day of celebration and reflection in Latveria, but deep within the confines of the Latverain Embassy to America, Victor Von Doom and Reed Richards engage in a subtle battle of wits, with all of Manhattan as the playing field. What are the stakes? And can Mister Fantastic triumph when all the moves have been made in advance?
Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #533-535, FANTASTIC FOUR: THE WEDDING SPECIAL, FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL 2005 and FANTASTIC FOUR: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.
152 PGS./Rated A …$16.99

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Beyond #1 Preview

The first 7 pages of Beyond #1 are on line if you want to check it out. It's actually big enough to read but screw that, get a load of the art!




Click for more...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Beyond #2 Solicited


BEYOND! #2 (of 6)
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
Still reeling from the shocking death of one of their number, eight of Marvel's most mismatched super beings struggle to survive both a brutal battle between Medusa and Venom and the impending crash of their damaged starship.

Monday, May 15, 2006

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES News

I know it's late, but I just found it...

In League with Heroes
Dwayne McDuffie, writer of Justice League Heroes, gives us the full scoop on the upcoming RPG

May 3, 2006 - Next week, at E3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will fully reveal its upcoming RPG, Justice League Heroes. The first ever RPG based on the DC Universe has a lot of fans jonesing for info. Since we just couldn't wait until Wednesday to get our hands on JLH we caught up with the man writing the game, comics veteran Dwayne McDuffie.


Click here for more...

Friday, May 12, 2006

Orion Nominated for Educational Award



I've previouly mentioned the Orion Graphic Novel series I worked on last year. I just thought I'd share the good news from an e-mail from series creator/plotter Marv Wolfman:

I wanted to let everyone know that the Impact educational graphic novels we did are up for an award from the Association of Educational Publishers. Thank you so much for your work. You can see the other nominees and categories at: http://www.edpress.org/awards/instmatwin.htm We're 2/3rds down the page under Hi-Lo reading materials.


So congratulations to Marv and his team, Cary Bates, Andrew Foley, Barbara Kesel and the art studios who all helped put the books together.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES Voices and cover art!




The slate of talent for JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES will include: Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Blade II, Justice League TV series) as Batman; Michael Jai White (Spawn, Spawn: The Animation) as Green Lantern; Crispin Freeman (Viewtiful Joe, Kingdom Hearts II) as Superman; Courtenay Taylor (God of War, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One) as Wonder Woman; Chris Edgerly (Drawn Together, Chicken Little) as The Flash; Kari Wahlgren (The Wild, Steamboy) as Zatanna; and Daniel Riordan (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Star Trek: Enterprise) as Martian Manhunter. Portraying select villains will be Peter Jessop (Spawn: The Animation) as Brainiac and Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911, Duck Dodgers) as The Key. Additionally, Ralph Garman (Family Guy, KROQ-FM Los Angeles' Kevin & Bean morning show, The Joe Schmo Show) will voice Green Arrow, one of the game's special unlockable super heroes.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Quadruple Bypass? Not So Bad.

I had significant blockage in four arteries that supplied blood to the front of my heart. The side effects of this condition hid the problems from several sets of doctors until a recent attempt at an angioplasty revealed the real trouble. Dr. Alfredo Trento, high thoracic muckety muck of Cedar Sinai Medical Center, performed a quadruple bypass on me Thursday and I'm back home as of this afternoon. I'm in very little pain and am walking almost normally. I feel better right this moment than I've felt in many years. They caught the problem before I even had a heart attack.

I'm cutting back on my workload for about 8 weeks but then I'm good to go. So Mr. D says, "Kids, ease up on the prime rib and stay in school!"

Thursday, April 27, 2006

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES News



Another thing we've done is taken an approach to our story that's very much like a graphic novel. Through cutscenes and in-game banter we tell our story very quickly. We're not going to make the player scroll through a bunch of text boxes over and over. Our story is always going to be moving forward; it's always going to be powered by voice-over. Our story is about pushing the action forward.


Game Producer Jason Ades has a lot more to say...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Beyond #1 Solicited


On sale July 5th


BEYOND #1 (OF 6)
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
An indescribably powerful cosmic being gathers nine of Marvel’s most mismatched super beings for purposes beyond their comprehension. Can Spider-Man, Gravity, Venom, Henry Pym, The Wasp, Medusa, Kraven, Firebird and the Hood keep from killing each other before they have to face the dangers of their destination, the deadly artificial planet known as Battleworld?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Pynchon, Ellison, Me and Greg?!

Found this ego-surfing on Amazon.com:


“Recombinant Media: The Mutation of Subjectivity in a Post-Print Culture” argues that subjectivity in American literary postmodernism is a transformation of the subject produced by print technology. This transformation comes about as a result of cultural shifts in media priority and the changes media themselves undergo as they incorporate techniques of other media. This study examines how the representation and production of subjectivity in several print objects is affected by the incorporation of techniques more characteristic of non-print media such as film, electronics, and music. The introduction traces the rise of non-print media such as film, electricity, and radio and argues that these media both augment and deform is such a way that print media then produces “recombinant media” which dramatically alter the subject normally produced by print. The first chapter considers how Gravity's Rainbow hybridizes its own media body to create from its reader a retribalized, cybernetic subject. The second chapter traces the origins of this mutated, postmodern subject back to Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, arguing that the pressures of electricity and speech mutate Invisible Man into the prototype of the hacker. The third chapter considers Dwayne McDuffie's and Gregory Wright's comic series Deathlok as a print object that remediates electronics and cinema in order to interpret cyborg consciousness in terms of race, especially insofar as both can be described by W. E. B. DuBois's concept of double-consciousness. The fourth chapter revisits Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, arguing that the novel's critique of capitalism is conducted by the remediation of film, electricity, comics, textiles, and music. The conclusion suggests that Ellison's Invisible Man, Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, and McDuffie's and Wright's Deathlok forecast the end of print by mutating the subject of print culture into a species of networked cybernetic subject.

Citation Details
Title: Recombinant media: The mutation of subjectivity in a post-print culture (Thomas Pynchon, Ralph Ellison, Dwayne McDuffie, Gregory Wright)
Author: Wilcox, Johnnie A.
Advisor: Levenson, Michael
Degree: PhD (year: 2005)
School: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Publish Date: Nov 2005
ISBN: 0-542-13593-0

It's 55 bucks. Before I pony up, I don't suppose anybody's read it?

Sunday, April 09, 2006

JUSTICE LEAGUE on Boomerang



Justice League is going to the Boomerang cable network, launching with a 7 hour marathon at 5:30pm EST on Sunday, April 23rd. Then, beginning on Monday, April 24th, it will air daily at 11:30pm EST.

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES News



The official website.

Friday, April 07, 2006

New Graphic Novel Series: ORION



Orion is a new, five-part graphic novel series for younger readers, dreamed up by comics legend Marv Wolfman, creator of Crisis on Infinite Earths and New Teen Titans. Each chapter is 64 pages and Marv was kind enough to ask me to write volume 1.



ORION VOLUME 1: UNDER ATTACK

"Enter a galaxy of terror as the members of Team Alpha - a crew of super powered teens from across the globe - defend Planet Earth against a colony of merciless aliens.

"This league of unlikely heroes must stop the aliens before the planet is completely destroyed. However, the members of this team refuse to cooperate and work together.

"Join Team Alpha as they struggle to save the world in this super-charged, sci-fi adventure."


I don't know when this hits the stores, or even how much it costs but I got a copy today from the publishers, so be on the lookout.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES News




FACT SHEET

GAME OVERVIEW
Justice League Heroes, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is an action game with role playing customization featuring DC Comics' most powerful and renowned team of super heroes. For the first time ever on current generation consoles, 1-2 players can play as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Zatanna and Martian Manhunter - plus other unlockable super heroes - together to save the world against a legion of notorious DC Comics' villains.

Developed by Snowblind Studios®, the game employs the fourth generation of their renowned current generation console technology and also includes a detailed visual style, an intense cooperative combat system, customizable super powers unique to each character and an engaging storyline by Emmy Award-winning writer Dwayne McDuffie.

STORY
Brainiac and his villain cronies have developed a master plan to conquer the world and eliminate the Justice League forever. Using the extraordinary super powers and expert fighting techniques of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and other favorite DC Comics super heroes, players must join the Justice League to ultimately save humanity from Brainiac's destruction and the even darker forces that are lurking in the universe.

FEATURES
• 7 playable super heroes, plus other unlockable characters, each with unique super powers and combat styles based on the iconic characters
• Compelling gameplay featuring both hand-to-hand and air-to-ground cooperative, combat using a vast arsenal of character-specific super powers
• Rich and diverse visual style throughout multiple gameplay levels boasting high quality graphics and interactive, destructible environments
• Engaging storyline from award-winning comic and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie told through in-game banter and 3D cinematic cut scenes
• Unique upgradable system allows players to customize and enhance their favorite super powers resulting in specialized controls and fighting-styles

PLATFORMS: Xbox®, PlayStation®2, PSP™

GENRE: Action

AVAILIBILITY: Fall 2006

PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment - WB Games

DEVELOPER: Snowblind Studios

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES Software © 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All other elements © 2006 DC Comics. SNOWBLIND STUDIOS is a registered trademark of Snowblind Studios, Inc. "PSP" is a trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick DuoTM may be required (sold separately). Microsoft and Xbox are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries and are used under license from Microsoft. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Dwayne again: For the record, I'm a two-time Emmy loser.

Monday, March 20, 2006

I've Written a Videogame



WBIE to Launch Justice League Heroes Game

Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

March 20, 2006

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will launch the Justice League Heroes videogame, based on the legendary DC Comics' super hero team and developed by Snowblind Studios, for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PSP in Fall 2006.

The Justice League Heroes game will feature an original story from award-winning comic book and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie ("Static Shock," "Justice League," "Teen Titans," "Damage Control," "Deathlok").

"In 'Justice League Heroes', gamers get to play Batman and Superman together along with an amazing team of super heroes wielding unprecedented powers for stand alone action on consoles and the PSP system," said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "The game utilizes Snowblind's innovative gameplay technologies and the respected story writing of Dwayne McDuffie to bring fans and gamers some of the best super hero battles in the universe."

"Working on 'Justice League Heroes' is exciting because players will get a chance to experience the superpowers of these well-known and loved super heroes together first hand," said Paul Knutzen, Game Designer, Snowblind Studios. "This is a real opportunity to bring the celebrated characters to life in dynamic gameplay, showcasing their individual powers and their incredible capabilities working as a team."

"Comics and videogames go hand in hand, so it's only natural to have a game featuring iconic characters like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman," noted Paul Levitz, DC Comics President and Publisher. "Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will do a great job of bringing the Justice League to life."

Self-published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by critically acclaimed Snowblind Studios, Justice League Heroes is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes. Each hero possesses an array of character-specific, upgradeable superpowers resulting in unique controls and fighting styles. Engaging in one-to-two player cooperative combat, gamers will be able to customize and master these superpowers as they travel through interactive and destructible environments spanning the farthest corners of the universe.

Friday, March 17, 2006

My New Marvel Comic: Beyond!



Courtesy Newsarama:

Marvel kicked off its programming at WizardWorld: Los Angeles this afternoon with its “Mondo Marvel” panel, covering several upcoming projects as well as a couple of previously unannounced titles.

One of the new projects announced at the panel was Beyond!, a six issue miniseries written by Dwayne McDuffie, with art by Scot Kolins. The miniseries will take a diverse group of Marvel’s B-list characters (and lower), and place them in a cosmic situation, off world.


Courtesy Comics Continuum:

LOS ANGELES -- Dwayne McDuffie, most recently a producer on Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited, will be teaming with Scott Kolins on Beyond, a six-issue cosmic mini-series from Marvel Comics.

"It involves several Marvel character you wouldn't expect to see together, including Gravity, and puts them off world in a cosmic situation," Marvel editor-in-chief said Friday during the Mondo Marvel panel at Wizard World Los Angeles, where the book was announced.

"Enemies become allies and they must work together to get back home," editor Tom Brevoort said.


Me again. For the record, I love the art, adore the project and hate the exclamation point in the title.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Justice League Season 2 on DVD

According to Comics Continuum, on sale June 20:



Also, JLU season 1 is coming in the fourth quarter of 2006!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

JLU Season 2 on DVD June 20

Courtesy World's Finest:

Hot off the heels of the Teen Titans and The Batman Second Season announcement, WHV has revealed to The World's Finest the release date for two more upcoming sets: Superman the Animated Series: Volume 3 and Justice League: The Complete Second Season. These two releases will hit simultaneously on June 20th, 2006 and will finish up the respective series on DVD.

This will certainly be welcome news for fans who didn't want to wait too long to purchase the second season of Justice League, which will be released in it's original widescreen aspect ratio.

Stay tuned for further details on these sets in the coming months.

Dwayne At Wondercon

I'll be at Wondercon San Francisco Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11.

On Saturday, February 11th, 1:30 to 3pm at the Moscone Center, room 2018, I'll be doing the Animation Writing panel advertised as featuring Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Mark Evanier, Adam Beechen and Stan Berkowitz. It looks like Mark Evanier won't be able to make it, and I'm a feeble, last minute replacement (by the way, if you haven't visited Mak's incredible blog, you're missing out big time).

In any case, Justice League Story Editor Stan Berkowitz promises "lots of news of upcoming projects as well as a lengthy Q and A session."

See some of you there?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I'm Quoted in ABC News Black History Month Article

I'm briefly quoted in an article over at ABC News about Black history month.

Black History Month: Does It Fuel Racism?


Black History Month has its roots in 1926, when historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week to bring attention to the contributions of black people to American history.

He chose the second week of February to recognize black history because it marked the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Negro History Week ultimately became Black History Month. Woodson had hoped, however, that one day the need to have a special recognition of black history would be eliminated and that black history would be fully recognized as fundamental to American history.


Just a heads-up.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Bruce Timm In Person

Those of you living near Los Angeles want to check this out, Bruce Timm Live at the Egyptian Theatre:




Sunday, January 29 – 6:00 PM

ANIMATION A-GO GO: A NIGHT WITH BRUCE TIMM.

From Buster Bunny to The Dark Knight, this one-night tribute spans Timm’s gallant career in animation, comprised of his favorite episodes and clips from "Batman: The Animated Series", "Justice League", and other personal picks. Complete with never-before-seen rarities that you won’t find on any DVD, as well as some other very special guests, think of this as a Comic-Con education in the comfort of an air-conditioned theater (minus the blood, sweat, and crowds). Bruce Timm will appear for discussions in-between clips and an extended Q&A after the program, moderated by animation writer Jon M. Gibson.



The Egyptian Theatre is at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in HOLLYWOOD


DIRECTIONS: The address of the Egyptian Theatre is 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, between Las Palmas and McCadden, just east of Highland Avenue in Hollywood. Selma Avenue is just south of the theatre.

Click here for more...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

JLU Returns To Cartoon Network



Courtesy Comics Continuum:

Originally targeted for late spring/early summer, new episodes of Justice League Unlimited will now air beginning in February on Cartoon Network.
The first new episode will air Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 p.m. Nine new episodes, Nos. 31-39 of JLU, are expected.

Cartoon Network has yet to release specifics for the schedule. Look for more details on this breaking story soon here in The Continuum.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Dwayne McDuffie.com Under Reconstruction

Be patient with me, folks. I've begun the process of sprucing things up around here. I'm implementing a slightly modified, but much simplified look that you'll see everywhere except on the news page, mainly because I haven't figured out how to swap it out yet. Meantime, let me know about broken links, missing images and the like as you run across them. I'm still transferring a lot of pages over to the new format, so some pages are placeholders, some haven't been reformatted yet and some are completely missing (like the "Search" function). But I'm working on all of it...

Here's a link, in case you came here first...

The All-New, All-Different DwayneMcDuffie.com!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Timm and Tucker Talk JLU



Bruce Timm and James Tucker spill lots of season 5 beans in a new interview.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New Static Shock Interview

"With Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited now behind him, The World’s Finest caught up with Static Shock creator Dwayne McDuffie to discuss, in retrospect, his thoughts on the show. In addition to general comments, changes to the original Static character, troubles with the network and more are discussed in this all-new interview..."

Okay, I'm not done with JLU as far as know but still, there's an interview with me at a pretty cool website featuring a whole subsection on Static Shock. Click here for the whole thing.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Fantastic Four Special in The Washington Post

Courtesy mcole:

Dwayne's FF issue got reviewed this week in the Washington Post's Sunday Source section, in the Media Mix graph for new releases:

What You'll Love: "McDuffie's plot deftly juggles the spotlight between the four, all the while showing that Mr. Fantastic's compassion is as big as his intellect."

Click here to see the article.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

New Internet Radio Interview

Go over to www.wordballoon.com to hear a lengthy interview of yours truly by host John Siuntres who describes the proceedings thusly:

"Dwayne holds our hands, as we fans fret about the future of Justice League Unlimited on Cartoon Network, giving us a preview on the upcoming 9 new episodes (and yes, they are coming). Plus we'll talk about Static Shock, Damage Control, and Dwayne's latest comic effort. The new Fantastic Four Special with artist Casey Jones."

Afterwards explore the site's interviews with industry bigwigs including, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, BILL WILLINGHAM, PAUL JENKINS, CHUCK DIXON, NEAL ADAMS, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, GERARD JONES, GREG RUCKA, JEPH LOEB, WALTER SIMONSON, GENE COLAN, JOHN OSTRANDER, MARK WAID, BRIAN AZZARELLO and many others.

Monday, January 02, 2006

JLU News



Courtesy Comics Continuum:

The Legion of Super-Heroes will be featured along with Supergirl in an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited. In the episode, Supergirl is kidnapped to the 31st century for what the history books say was her last adventure. The Fatal Five appears, as do more than 20 Legionaires. Among the Legion members in the episode are Brainiac 5 and Bouncing Boy.

The Legion's appearance has nothing to do with the Legion show in development at Warner Bros. Animation.

In other Justice League news,

* Toonami UK has provided a hint at upcoming events in a recent release promoting its January programming. It mentions "a two-part series finale" that "reveal the real reason behind all the super-villain's recent attacks and lead to the most unexpected team-up in Justice League history."

* Mark Hamill, who returns to the role of the Trickster 14 years after playing him in The Flash TV series in the "Flash and Substance" episode, will have a "meaty role" in that episode, The Continuum has learned.