Archive for December, 2002

Sunday, December 29th, 2002

STATIC SHOCK UPDATE

Courtesy Comics Continuum:

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy will be villains in the upcoming third season of Kids’ WB!’s Static Shock.

The pair will be featured in what will likely be the season opener as Static teams up with Batman. It will mark the second animated meeting of the characters; Batman and Robin were featured in the second season of the show.

Unlike last season, this season’s Batman episode will be focused in Gotham City.

Kids’ WB! has not announced when the third season will begin – it is expected next month – or what time period Static Shock will occupy.

Look for more Static Shock news next week here in The Continuum.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

MORE BATMAN NEWS

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #165

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

“Don’t Blink” Part 2 of 4. After searching high and low for the blind man who can see through the eyes of others, Batman finds Blink. Now the Dark Knight must fight for Blink’s freedom by taking out the military units using Blink’s powers to spy on international terrorists.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 12.

Monday, December 9th, 2002

STATIC SHOCK MEETS SPAWN, SORT OF

According to the Comics Continuum:

“Michael Jai White, who starred in the Spawn movie, will be providing a guest voice in the third season of the Kids’ WB!’s Static Shock animated series.

In what will likely be the second episode of the season, following the premiere that will feature Batman, White will provide the voice of Osebo, the nemesis of Anansi, an African super hero that Static will meet.

Anasi’s voice is done by Carl Lumbly, who also does the voice of Martian Manhunter in Justice League.

Static Shock’s third season will begin next month, and a premiere date is expected to be announced this week.”

Dwayne again: Carl Lumbly may also be familiar to you from his recurring role on ABC’s ALIAS, or as the eponymous super hero MANTIS, from the old Fox series.

Monday, December 9th, 2002

JUSTICE LEAGUE NEWS: BEHIND THE SCENES

If you ever wondered what it was like to be at a Justice League recording session this is the article for you:

Voicing Justice League

It’s a really good piece, and I’m not just saying that because on the day the reporter visited, they were recording an episode I wrote (I *might* be saying it because they refered to a monologue I wrote as similar to “a Shakespearean soliloquy” but wouldn’t you?). In any case, read what the stars have to say about making the show. And if you study the article very closely, you might pick up some hints about upcoming episodes.

Thursday, December 5th, 2002

NEW STUFF AT DWAYNEMCDUFFIE.COM

Okay, new *old* stuff. I’ve posted the introductions I wrote for the CAPTAIN AMERICA hardcover and the STATIC SHOCK: TRIAL BY FIRE, BLACKJACK and FOOTSOLDIERS trade paperbacks.

Thursday, December 5th, 2002

STATIC SHOCK UPDATE

From the Comics Continuum:

“Static Shock will return to the Kids’ WB! lineup in January, a network representative confirmed for The Continuum.

A date for the third-season premiere of the show will probably be announced next week.

Static Shock producer Alan Burnett told The Continuum that plans are for the third season to start with another Batman team-up. Unlike the second-season episode which took place in Dakota, in the third season Static will be visiting Gotham City.

One creative change for the third season was the arrival of story editor John Semper, who was a story editor/producer on Fox Kids’ Spider-Man series. “He’s done an excellent job,” Burnett said.

Carl Lumbly, who does the voice of Martian Manhunter in Justice League, will be doing a voice of an African hero.”

Dwayne again. Carl’s character will do battle with a new villain, played by Spawn’s Michael Jai White.