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…

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

BANG. Milestone Returns


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.