Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Avengers Classic #1 Assembles And Sells Out!

Avengers Classic #1 Assembles And Sells Out!

Marvel is pleased to announce that AVENGERS CLASSIC #1, the debut issue of the series that collects the Avengers' earliest tales, has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level). Featuring all-new stories by Dwayne McDuffie and Stan Lee, not to mention a re-mastered AVENGERS #1, AVENGERS CLASSIC #1 doesn't just reprint stories—it brings them to you like never before! Going back to Marvel's film archive, Avengers Classic features rescans from original stats and film, cleaned up to restore it as closely as possible to the original art, and remasters the coloring restoring it to match the original using modern coloring techniques. The end result is an updated, sharper issue of Avengers than you've ever seen before that captures the spirit and power of Jack Kirby's groundbreaking art.

Just one issue in, the series has proven to be a hit with fans and critics alike! "It's only one of the most important comic books in history," said SilverBulletComicBooks.Com's Kevin Powers of the tale inside AVENGERS CLASSIC #1. "Kirby's art looks fantastic and still resonates 44 years later."

Said Editor Alejandro Arbona of the brand new stories, "Dwayne McDuffie and Michael Avon Oeming add layers of depth to the already brilliant characters created by Stan and Jack. Focusing on individual Avengers and their personal tribulations during some of the team's earliest thrilling adventures, 'AVENGERS CLASSIC' enriches their world and touches on the humanity of Earth's mightiest heroes." Fans will also thrill to added bonuses such as the original house ad from AVENGERS #2—never before reprinted!—and the original letter pages, which will begin appearing with issue #5!

Marvel has no plans to go back to press on AVENGERS CLASSIC #1 at this time. Don't miss AVENGERS CLASSIC #2, as the Hulk smashes his way into a re-mastered AVENGERS #2 and into an all new story by Dwayne McDuffie & Michael Oeming! Bruce Banner is in jail and charged with murder. Could he be guilty? And don't forget the stunning AVENGERS CLASSIC poster by Art Adams, featuring the cover to issue #1, is still available in stores!

New JLA Interview

Comic Book Resources chats with me about my upcoming Justice League of America run...

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Monday, June 25, 2007

JLA Interview

I spill some more Justice beans over at Newsarama. Click here for the interview....

Sunday, June 24, 2007

‘Fantastic’ Writer Knows His Heroes

I'm profiled in the Colorado Springs Gazette:
When Dwayne McDuffie was an assistant editor at Marvel Comics in the 1980s, a profile listed his greatest unfilled ambition: write “Fantastic Four.”

Now that McDuffie is writing the comic book series, “there’s nothing left for me,” he cracks.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Fantastic Four #457 on Sale Wednesday




"The Wizard has come all the way to Saturn's moon, Titan, to get revenge on his greatest enemy, but Reed Richards is more concerned with the message encoded in a strange artifact from 700 light years away. Meanwhile, the current FF deal with the aftermath of their battle with the Marvel Zombies."
Written: Dwayne McDuffie
Cover: Paul Pelletier
Pencils: Michael Turner
32 pages/$2.99.


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Live Chat with Me at "Avengers Forever"

WHO:
Dwayne McDuffie, Writer for the Avengers Classic and BEYOND! titles

WHERE:
Avengers Forever Chat Room
http://www.avengersforever.org/chat/

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007

US Eastern Standard Time: 2:00 PM
US Central Standard Time: 1:00 PM
US Mountain Standard Time: 12:00 AM
US Pacific Standard Time: 11:00 AM

HOW:
The chat session will be in an organized format where in the first 30 minutes or so Dwayne will be interviewed/asked questions by the chat room host which will then be followed by questions from the chat room so that you folks can ask him questions directly, one on one.

If you plan on attending the chat or even don't plan on attending but will be reading the transcript aftewards and would like to ask Dwayne a question please feel free to to send them on in to Avengers Forever!

I'm Writing JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Dwayne McDuffie, longtime comics writer, and perhaps, best known in JLA fans view as one of the writers on the animated Justice League Unlimited series. McDuffie will start with the JLA Wedding Special in September, shipping just prior to Justice League of America #13, with art by Joe Benitez (regaulr series artist Ed Benes will return on the series with #14).


So how do you follow superstar writer Brad Meltzer's hugely successful run on the flagship title of the DC Universe?



Injustice League Unlimited

Friday, June 15, 2007

I'm Interviewed at Comic Book Resources

I talk about Fantastic Four, but I don't explain what's going on in this page.



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Thursday, June 14, 2007

New FF in Hardcover, Nov. 14th

Fantastic Four: The New Fantastic Four
Premiere HC
Author: Dwayne McDuffie
Format: Hardcover
Published: November 14, 2007
Dimensions: 144 Pages, 6.75 x 10.25 x 0 in
ISBN: 0785128476

"In the aftermath of Civil War comes Reconstruction, the beginning of a stunning new era of fantastic adventure. The team has been rocked to its foundations by the controversial events of the last several months. Now Reed and Sue have announced their plans to take some time off to work out their martial problems, leaving Ben and Johnny to hold the fort. But they won't be doing it shorthanded. The newly married Black Panther and Storm join the team for all new adventures featuring Silver Surfer, Galactus and... a new Quasar? Collects Fantastic Four #544-549."


Score! My second hardcover collection this year, just in time for Christmas! It's the good kind with the big pages, so you can really enjoy the glorious Paul Pelletier art.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Avengers Classic #1 On Sale Wednesday



Avengers Classic (2007) #1
$3.99 $3.59

Written by STAN LEE & DWAYNE MCDUFFIE

Penciled by JACK KIRBY, MIKE OEMING & KEVIN MAGUIRE

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

In the tradition of CLASSIC X-MEN, we're re-presenting the original AVENGERS #1 digitally re-mastered with THX ™ surround sound and a brand spankin' new cover by ARTHUR ADAMS! But that's not all!!! We have not one, but TWO brand new short stories as well! DWAYNE McDUFFIE and painter MICHAEL AVON OEMING bring you a tale of the Avengers first tumultuous meeting and STAN 'THE MAN' LEE (who started it all!) and artist extraordinaire KEVIN MAGUIRE bring you a compelling tale about how the Avengers REALLY formed! Face it, this book is HOT!

48 PGS./Rated A

SPECIAL OVER-SIZED FIRST ISSUE!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Philadelphia Daily News Reviews Fantastic Four

"This a fun, intelligent book filled with fun and wonder - the way the "Fantastic Four" should always be written."



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