Tuesday, July 31, 2007

San Diego JLA News

I was briefly interviewed by Newsarama last Saturday, at Comicon. Click here for the story...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MAESTRO AT COMICON INTERNATIONAL

"I'm taking it easy this year, " I said.

As always, if you see me on the floor and say the secret word I'll give you a freebie (warning: due to the relative sizes of COMICON and my wallet, the freebies are fairly cheesy but they are Milestone-related). For those who don't know it already, the secret word can be located at the top of my forum page.

Anyway, here's my schedule, with locations where available:

THURSDAY, JULY 26
DC COMICS SIGNING
4:00-5:30 PM I'll be somewhere in the big DC booth. I'll sign anything you bring, by the way, even if it's comics from arvel-may or Ilestone-may. I'll also sign DVDs or videogames or whatever you've got that I've worked on.

DC GROUP THERAPY PANEL
6:00-700 Room 6A
I guess we're going to talk about DC superteams. I'm a late addition, so be gentle.

FRIDAY, JULY 27
ANTIDOTE TRUST SIGNING
11:00 AM-12:00 PM at booth #828
I'll be signing whatever you put in front of me at the very cool Antidote Trust booth, convention home of several independent publishers who have excellent stuff to buy.

DC COMICS SIGNING
2:30-4:00 PM DC Comics signing, I'll be somewhere in the big DC booth. I'll sign anything you bring, by the way, even if it's comics from arvel-may or Ilestone-may. I'll also sign DVDs or videogames or whatever you've got that I worked on.

SATURDAY, JULY 28
THE BLACK PANEL
10:30-11:30 Room 5AB
Here's how they describe it: "This year’s Black Panel features Prodigal Sunn (The Wu Tang Clan), Ehrich Van Lowe (TV producer The Cosby Show, The Tom Joyner Show), Sidney Clifton (executive VP, Film Roman), Denys Cowan (senior VP, BET Animation), Andy Horne (producer, 24), Marv Wolfman (creator of Blade), and newcomer Korby Marks. Hear about their exciting new comics and animation projects! Moderated by Michael Davis." Somebody noticed that there were only a few comic book guys on the panel, and invited me and some other surprise guests to join the fun. Wait until you see who they got!

DCU: NEW WORLDS ORDER
1:30-2:45 PM Room 6B
"The crisis is over, isn’t it? With 52 finished, the DCU is counting down and the Monitors are watching closely. Come play catch-up, have your questions answered, and learn what lies ahead for the DCU in this extensive slide show presentation moderated by Dan DiDio (senior VP/executive editor DCU) and Bob Wayne (VP, sales). Joining them will be coordinating editor Jann Jones, senior group editor Mike Carlin, group editor Eddie Berganza, plus Tony Bedard (Birds of Prey,), Adam Beechen (Robin), Paul Dini (Detective Comics), Justin Gray (Countdown), Geoff Johns (The All New Booster Gold), Dan Jurgens (Booster Gold), Sean McKeever (Teen Titans), Jesus Merino (Superman), Carlos Pacheco (Superman), Jimmy Palmiotti (Countdown), Grant Morrison (Batman), Ivan Reis (Green Lantern), and Gail Simone (The All-New Atom). "

I was just asked to join this august assemblage of DCU firepower. Again, be gentle.

DC COMICS SIGNING
3:00-4:00 PM DC Comics signing, I'll be somewhere in the big DC booth. I'll sign anything you bring, by the way, even if it's comics from arvel-may or Ilestone-may. I'll also sign DVDs or videogames or whatever you've got that I worked on.

ANTIDOTE TRUST SIGNING
4:30-5:30 PM at booth #828
I'll be signing whatever you put in front of me at the very cool Antidote Trust booth, convention home of several independent publishers who have excellent stuff to buy.

SUNDAY, JULY 29
DC COMICS SIGNING
10:30-11:30 AM DC Comics signing, I'll be somewhere in the big DC booth. I'll sign anything you bring, by the way, even if it's comics from arvel-may or Ilestone-may. I'll also sign DVDs or videogames or whatever you've got that I worked on.

And that's it. Hope to meet a lot of you there...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

THE NEW FANTASTIC FOUR PREMIERE HC

Shipping in October:

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE NEW FANTASTIC FOUR PREMIERE HC
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by PAUL PELLLETIER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
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 there marital problems, leaving Ben and Johnny to hold the fort. But they won't be doing it shorthanded. Two new members join the team and you won't believe who they are! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #544-550.
168 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2847-2

FANTASTIC FOUR #551 Solicited



FANTASTIC FOUR #551
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The original Fantastic Four is together again, just in time to cross paths with a hero who has traveled twenty years into the past in a desperate attempt to save his future from Reed Richards, the madman who is about to change the face of the planet. Oh, and the hero who has come back to save the world? His name is Doctor Doom.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

Sunday, July 15, 2007

JLA #14 Solicited



JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14 Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope
Cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

The League loses a member as writer Dwayne McDuffie turns up the heat in the “Injustice League” story arc! A party has turned very deadly for the World’s Greatest Heroes when they find themselves prisoners of the Injustice League!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fantastic Four Review

Fantastic Four #547 (Marvel Comics)
by Dwayne McDuffie, Paul Pelletier & Rick Magyar
McDuffie is in the midst of one of the most fun Fantastic Four stints I’ve had the pleasure of reading, and he manages to pull off the impossible. He handles the Torch/Thing interplay incredibly well, but he also manages to make the Black Panther and Storm funny as well. The science-fiction elements he brings to the mix are as inventive as anything one would find in a Warren Ellis script, and McDuffie manages to offer a nice blend of wholesome, playful super-hero fun with some compelling moments of drama and tension as well. McDuffie brings a classic sensibility to the title team despite the unconventional nature of the lineup, and the sense of wonder is infectious.


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