“Dwayne McDuffie returns to the series that he created, and I honestly can't imagine anyone who could write the book with more wit and craft. In it, DC (ha!) head Ann-Marie Hoag convinces Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tony "Iron Man" Stark to fund the $164 billion Manhattan reconstruction project (back when $164 billion in government spending was nearly unheard-of.) McDuffie manages to make the world of government construction contracts as entertaining and humorous to read as superhero clashes, which is no mean feat. “
Archive for January, 2009
John Updike dies aged 76
BOSTON (Reuters) – American author John Updike, a leading writer of his generation who chronicled the emotional drama of American small-town life with searing wit and vivid prose, died on Tuesday of lung cancer. He was 76.
"The last five minutes of St. Elsewhere is the only television show, ever. Everything else is a daydream."
My old attempt at linking all fictional TV series via my stupid, yet sort of clever, Grand Unification Theory, then proving they don’t exist, gets way over-thought at, appropriately enough, Overthinkingit.com. There’s also a link to an insanely-detailed chart that visually represents dozens of TV crossovers. Click here for too much more…
Written by Dwayne McDuffie and Alan Burnett Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope, Jonboy Meyers & Serge LaPointe, Carlos Pacheco and Ethan Van Sciver Cover by Ed Benes The Justice League face off with the Suicide Squad when a cabal of Super-Villains turn themselves over to the Super Heroes for protection – much to the chagrin of Amanda Waller and her super-team. Tying directly into SALVATION RUN, this volume collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17-21 and also features a team-up between Wonder Woman and The Flash drawn by THE FLASH: REBIRTH artist Ethan Van Sciver! On sale January 21, 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Sean McKeever; Art and cover by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson The hidden champion of the Dark Side club is revealed - Milestone’s own Static, in his shocking introduction to the modern DC Universe! Since proving too powerful for the confines of the Club, Static has been kept under lock, key and heavy sedation in its basement cells. Now he’s unleashed against Ravager as her ultimate test!
STATIC SHOCK: REBIRTH OF THE COOL TP
Written by Dwayne McDuffie and Robert L. Washington III
Art by John Paul Leon and Steve Mitchell
Cover by John Paul Leon
Static, currently appearing in TEEN TITANS, is back in this new collection of classic stories from his hit Milestone series!
When a mutagenic gas accidentally gave him superhuman abilities, Virgil Hawkins was reborn as Static, the electrically powered teen Super Hero. And while Static tries to balance the pressures of his school work, after-school job and family life, he also protects his inner city neighborhood against villains including Holocaust and Commando X. Collecting STATIC #1-4 and STATIC SHOCK!: REBIRTH OF THE COOL #1-4.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 ’Ä¢ 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Static doesn’t actually live in the inner city, but close enough. Also, Commando X doesn’t show up until issue #5, so I don’t think he’ll be in this collection.
Click on the picture to see it full-sized. It’s a great cover.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Federico Dallocchio
Cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
While the team struggles with the aftermath of dissolution, the cosmic force known as Starbreaker sets out to ravage the earth for a hidden source of unimaginable power. But with the team facing its own crisis, who will stand in his way?
On sale April 22 ’Ä¢ 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The Emmy Award and Humanitas Prize-winning animated series STATIC SHOCK (which I co-created) will be back on TV in February as part of the launch of the new Disney XD Cable channel with shows like Aaron Stone, Zeke and Luther, Kid Vs. Kat, Jimmy Two-Shoes, Phineas and Ferb, Monster Buster Club, Spider-Man, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, and The Suite Life.
More as soon as I get the details…