Articles and Columns
Welcome to the archives of my three dead web columns, several book introductions and other prose pieces that don't quite fit anywhere else.
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I've been promising to post these for a couple of years now and I'm finally coming through. Occasionally I've been asked to write introductions for collections of comic book stories. Here are the ones I can find digital copies of:
"Now It Can Be Told!" is my introduction to Marvel Comics two-volume two-volume CAPTAIN AMERICA hardcover compilation. Not only was my credit accidentally left off the book but I didn't even get a nod on the very lengthy thaank you page. Grumble gripe.
"History? Our Story Too!" is the introduction I wrote for Alex Simmons BLACKJACK: BLOOD AND HONOR compilation.
"Catching Lightning in a Bottle" is both an introduction to the STATIC SHOCK: TRIAL BY FIRE compiulation, it also sort of serves as a FAQ about the origins of the chracter.
"Get On The Good Foot" is my introduction to Jim Krueger's second FOOTSOLDIERS trade collection.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY..., a weekly opinion column on the comic book industry, was my second column for Psycomic.com. This one ended when Psycomic dot-bomed for a second time. It probably wasn't my fault. Click the links to read the columns.
As I Was Saying Before I was Interupted Introducing the column, what to expect, whats coming up. Presenting the McDuffie Genius Grant, a call for entries.
Crisis On Mono-Earth Why the "shared universe" concept in comic books needs to go away.
The Rules of the Game Shared Universes, bad. Continuity, gooood!
Dwayne's Reading List, Revisited Tuilty that I never read comics, I promise to do better and ask for suggestions for my reading list.
More Than Just Comics (But I Write Those, Too) Dwayne's adventures in the screen trade.
O.J., J.D. and Me McDuffies are everywhere. Here's how to tell them apart.
A Death In The Family? Maybe Not. Jason Todd demands a recount.
Guess Who's Coming To Riverdale Betty's black boyfriend, not a cute name for a mixed drink, this storyline actually happened in Archie Comics, almost.
Feedback Redux Previews of upcoming columns. Some of them I actually got around to writing.
Here Comes The Judge! My Clarence Thomas story. It's about comics, too.
Odds And Ends A bunch of stuff too trivial to fill columns by themselves, so I dumped them all here.
Dwayne's Readers Recommend Readers pimp for graphic novels, Dwayne reviews their suggestions.
Virtual Mailbag Dwayne corresponds with his invisible friends.
Comically Resolute That's right, this is yet another one of those pathetic New Year's Resolution columns.
TO BE CONTINUED..., my weekly opinion column on the comic book industry, was hosted by Psycomics.com from October 1999-February 2000. Unfortunately, the column has come to an end. The good news is that you can still enjoy the old column by clicking on the links below.
To Be Continued... #1 Introducing the column, what to expect, whats coming up. Presenting the McDuffie Genius Grant, a call for entries.
To Be Continued... #2 Introducing the author and his comic book resume, as fan and creator.
To Be Continued... #3 Multiculturalism in comics and a magical summer day. Discovering Don McGregors BLACK PANTHER.
To Be Continued... #4 The author requests feedback and reveals his preliminary plans for world domination.
To Be Continued... #5 Breaking Into Comics: The bad news.
To Be Continued... #6 Breaking Into Comics part 2: Wait, it's worse than you think.
To Be Continued... #7 Breaking Into Comics part 3: Crushing your dreams.
To Be Continued... #8 Breaking Into Comics part 4: More practical advice for those too foolish to give up the dream.
To Be Continued... #9 Virtual Mailbag. Dwayne responds to his readers.
To Be Continued... #10 An ode to the Amazing Spider-Man.
To Be Continued... #11 The industry is in trouble. Can my readers help? Entries for the McDuffie Genius Grant.
To Be Continued... #12 The industry is still in trouble. Cmon guys, give me something to work with. More entries for the McDuffie Genius Grant.
To Be Continued... #13 The McDuffie Genius Grant goes digital, it doesnt help.
To Be Continued... #14 Bored with the McDuffie Genius Grant, I take a break to teach the kids about a man named Priest. At least, that was his name last time I checked.
To Be Continued... #15 Back to the McDuffie Genius Grant, I offer the correct answer, but find myself slightly short of the funds I need to implement it.
To Be Continued... #16 Dwayne asks readers for suggestions but is physically unable to comply (his head is large, and the orifice tiny. Instead, he asks readers to suggest good comics to read. It goes much better.
To Be Continued... #17 In memoriam. Gil Kane, 1926-2000.
To Be Continued... #18 Odds and ends. mostly ends. The unexpected conclusion.
EDGEWISE is my late, lamented (well, I miss the checks, anyway) Science Fiction and Fantasy column, hosted by the good folks at FantastiCon.com. If you click on the Logo below, you can catch up on my archived columns.
Edgewise #1 Dwayne launches his sci-fi media column and confesses his affection for a scary Libertarian fascist author.
Edgewise #2 Crappy Sci-Fi movies on TV. I like em.
Edgewise #3 Dwayne is dead wrong about FARSCAPE.
Edgewise #4 STAR TREK, pt. 1.The Original Series and why its smart.
Edgewise #5 STAR TREK, pt. 2. The first movie caps a very bad day for Dwayne.
Edgewise #6 THE MATRIX, and the death of superhero comics.
Edgewise #7 Extremely virtual mail.
Edgewise #8 More STAR TREK movies. What has the author gotten himself into?
Edgewise #9 Odds and ends. Whenever I do one of these columns, you know what that means...