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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Discussion Group is REALLY Back

We're up and running again, discussing my work (Justice League of America, Ben 10 Alien Force, Static Shock, Justice League Unlimited), news, politics, music, Books, TV and Film, sports, Nerd Bait, religion and other pop culture. The new address is below.

The best part? For a llmited time only, my Moderator powers don't work, so you can say practically anything!

http://www.thevhive.com/forum/dwayne-mcduffie/unread-threads

Bookmark us and come on by.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25 Solicited



JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Ed Benes
Cover by Ed Benes
Vixen and Animal Man journey into the sacred Tantu Totem to solve the mystery of their altered powers. But Anansi, the African spider god responsible for these changes, has only begun reshaping the powers and histories of the Justice League, as eight-year-old Bruce Wayne shoots the burglar who killed his parents, Wonder Woman retires from the JLA after the tragic death of her husband, Superman, and The Green Lantern Corps quarantines Earth after one of their number destroys an American city. With the team’s history changing before Vixen’s eyes, is the JLA we now know gone forever?
On sale September 17 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Monday, June 09, 2008

JLA: THE INJUSTICE LEAGUE HC on sale 6/11




Written by Dwayne McDuffie and Alan Burnett; Art and Cover by Ed Benes and Sandra Hope, Mike McKone and Andy Lanning and Joe Benitez and Victor Llamas; Cover by Ian Chur

The new adventures of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes continue in this volume collecting JLA Wedding Special #1 and Justice League of America #13-16! As the wedding of Green Arrow and Black Canary looms, the new Injustice League forms! The World's Greatest Super-Villains — including Lex Luthor, The Joker, Gorilla Grodd, Cheetah, Poison Ivy, Dr. Light and more — stage an unprecedented attack on the JLA, taking Wonder Woman and other heroes prisoner.

It all leads to an epic melee as the forces of good and evil collide, and the JLA will lose a member before rallying for the no-holds-barred brawl of the century!

DC Universe | 144pg. | Color | Hardcover | $19.99 US

On Sale June 11, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Discussion Forum is Back

For real, this time.

My host at "The V" has just moved his operation, so we've been down for two weeks. Not anymore.

It's still under construction, and all of the features aren't quite up and running yet but we're back at our new address:

http://www.thevhive.com/forum/dwayne-mcduffie


Update your bookmarks and come on by, we miss you.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I Answer FINAL CRISIS Questions at CBR

“Final Crisis,” DC Comics’ major status-quo shattering event of 2008, will actually “crossover” into only a handful of titles but one noticeably absent from its auspicious preview, “DC Universe: Zero,” was the publisher’s top-selling book, “Justice League of America.” And while the story in “Justice League of America” #21, on sale May 28, is directly tied to “Final Crisis,” superstar writer Dwayne McDuffie told CBR News after that, the two titles part ways...


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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ben 10: Alien Force is a hit!



Ben 10: Alien Force is a force in the Ratings!

BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE Scores as Highest Original Series Premiere Among Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11, Boys 2-11 & Households Delivery in Cartoon Network History

Ben 10: Alien Force Claims #1 Program of the Day on ALL Television Among Kids 9-14 and Boys 9-14, 6-11 and 2-11

All-New Series Beats Original Ben 10 Series Premiere in 2006 Among Kids and Boys by 40% to 70%

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

I'm at I-Con 27 This Weekend

I'm going to be a guest at I-Con 27, from April 4-6 on the campus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Attended by over 6,000 people each year, I-CON is a three day festival, designed to encourage literacy, creativity and interest in science and technology through science fiction and its related genres. Programming at I-CON spans a wide range of topics and interests, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, Japanese animation (otherwise known as Anime), science and technology, comic books, and medieval reenactment.

Guest speakers are invited from around the world to share their experiences in their fields, information about any new or upcoming projects and their insights into the genre with their fans. Over the course of the convention, guests typically will participate in panel discussions, give workshops and demonstrations, sign autographs, and interact with their fans on a one on one basis in such venues as the Awards Banquet. With so much to offer, I-CON is able to appeal to a diverse audience, including college students, senior citizens and families with young children.


I'll likely be doing a panel or two, more on that as the programming firms up. I'm really looking forward to this, as the guest list includes two personal heroes of mine, Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison. Other guests announnced so far are Peter David, Billy West, Rutger Hauer, Tracy Scroggins, Tim Russ and Justice League Unlimited's Jeffrey ("The Question") Combs.

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I'll be at New York Comicon April 18-20



I'll be there all weekend, but my only panel is April 19.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Kids, Teen Room 1E12-13-14
BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE
A whole new Ben. A whole new force. Cartoon Network unveils the future of Ben 10 in a special NYCC screening of this brand new original series, followed by a special Q&A Panel with the show's creators. Join Ben as he must choose to once again put on the Omnitrix and combine forces with friends and foes from his past to battle an alien conspiracy that threatens the fate of our galaxy.


They're screening the special one hour pilot, Produced by Glen Murakami, directed by Butch Lukic and Dan Riba, and written by yours truly. Afterwards there's a Q&A with Cartoon Network bigwigs, myself and possibly a surprise guest or two. Hope to see some of you there.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

DAMAGE CONTROL Trade Paperback, on sale 7/2



HULK: WWH – DAMAGE CONTROL TPB
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE & GREG PAK
Penciled by SALVA ESPIN & RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by GREG LAND
World War Hulk is over. But the Aftersmash has just begun. Heroes and monsters rise and fall as the events of World War Hulk reverberate through the blasted ruins of New York City with goliath impact in a massive story featuring the Warbound, the Renegades, Heroes for Hire, Iron Man, Tom Foster and Damage Control. And yes, smashing will be involved. Plus: We don’t know if you heard, but Hulk came back to earth and made a HUUUUUUUUGE mess. Who’s S.H.I.E.L.D. gonna get to clean it up? DAMAGE CONTROL, the roughest, toughest dilapidated dirt dogs this side’a the universe. If anyone can clean up the aftereffects of World War Hulk, they can. But while they’re picking up the pieces, they find that the war…may not be over. Collecting WORLD WAR HULK: AFTERSMASH and WWH AFTERSMASH: DAMAGE CONTROL #1-3.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2388-0

Saturday, March 08, 2008

BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE Sneak Peek



Sunday, March 9th at 8:00 PM, during the airing of the current BEN 10 series episode "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10," Cartoon Network will air a sneak preview from BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE. This will be your first look at the all-new sequel/update to the original series that I've been working on for the past year. Let me know what you think.

Monday, February 18, 2008

JLA #21 Solicited



USTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merine
Meet Libra and the Human Flame, two central villains in the upcoming FINAL CRISIS! Where’d the Human Flame come from, and who does he hate more than anything in the universe? As Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman assess the future of the Justice League, their days
may be numbered.
On sale May 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: THE WEDDING on sale 2/20



GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: THE WEDDING
Written by Tony Bedard, J. Torres, Judd Winick and Dwayne McDuffie; Art by Paulo Siquiera, Tom Derenick, Mike McKone, Amanda Conner, and others; Cover by Ryan Sook

Celebrate the superhero wedding of the year with this amazing hardcover collection that includes BLACK CANARY #1-4, the JLA WEDDING SPECIAL, the BLACK CANARY WEDDING PLANNER and the GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL! Before the nuptials can take place, The League of Assassins tracks Black Canary to Star City in an effort to liberate the child, Sin, they believe to be the DCU's next greatest assassin. Luckily, Black Canary has other plans for Sin's abilities and future! Then, the fun unfolds in the most unexpected way possible!

DC Universe | 208pg. | Color | Hardcover | $24.99 US

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I'm on a Panel at Wondercon

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

WonderCon 2008

4:30-5:30 Animation Story Break (”Wait, does it HAVE to be a story?”)—
Go behind the scenes as writers take an idea for an animated superhero
story from one-sentence premise all the way to a full-blown beginning,
middle, and end. Then the real fun begins with audience participation!
The crack writing staff features Charlotte Fullerton (Kim Possible), Michael Jelenic (The Batman), Dwayne McDuffie (Static Shock), and Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited). Moderated by Eugene Son (Storm Hawks). Expect laughter and tears - mostly the latter. Room 236/238

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Friday, February 01, 2008

BEN 10: Alien Force



Courtesy TV Guide:

Cartoon Network's Ben 10 Grows Up... Fast

Kids, they really do grow up so fast. After just 49 episodes (and two TV-movies), 10-year-old Ben Tennyson is getting flash-forwarded to age 15 this spring in Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Alien Force. When the new series picks up, it's been a few years since Ben has worn the Omnitrix, a mysterious extraterrestrial watch that enables him to transform into 10 different aliens. When he puts it back on, he discovers his DNA has changed and he can now transform into 10 new aliens. (Just think of the expanded merchandising opportunities!) The show is being overseen by veteran animation producers Glen Murakami (Teen Titans) and Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited).

Ben 10 is the network’s No. 1 Saturday-morning show, so it begs the question: Why the change? "This is the first superhero character we have to play with at Cartoon Network where we can age him up and watch him grow," says Michael Ouweleen, senior VP for development and creative direction. "It just opens up so many possibilities. Rather than just introduce villain-of-the-week after villain-of-the-week, [we thought] it would be more interesting to see how his experiences growing up have shaped him." — Rich Sands

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The End: Fantastic Four #553, on Sale 1/31



This is it, folks! The end of my Fantastic Four run and the revelation of the future of both the FF and their greatest foe. Comics Continuum has a SPOILER-FILLED first look preview...

Monday, January 21, 2008

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20 Solicited



JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver
The Flash has not been answering his JLA signal, so now he has to answer to Wonder Woman! But first they have to survive an attack by the Queen Bee and her new drones from the H.I.V.E in a story that only superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern: Rebirth) could bring to life!
On sale April 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DAMAGE CONTROL #1, On Sale Wed.



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