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Homages Aren’t Tributes [McDuffie & DC Comics]

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Yesterday, I posted about the upcoming Static Shock Special and Tommy Lee Edwards’s statement that DC wasn’t donating any of the proceeds to Dwayne McDuffie’s estate or a charity. Around the same time I posted, I asked a friend to hit up DC for a statement. I got that statement today, and, boiled down, Static […]


RIP Dwayne McDuffie

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

CBR is saying that Dwayne McDuffie has died. I’m pretty bummed out. He’d said a couple of nice things about my writing over the past year, which, I dunno, felt like getting a compliment from a father or something. I’ll have more thoughts later, I’m sure, but ugh.


Black History Month 2011: Dwayne McDuffie

Friday, February 11th, 2011

(pencils by powerful paul pelletier, inks by rocking rick magyar, colors by preening paul mounts)
Dwayne McDuffie
Selected Works: Hardware: The Man in the Machine, Icon: A Hero’s Welcome, Static Shock Vol. 1: Rebirth of the Cool
Just by a happenstance of birth, I was the perfect age for Dwayne McDuffie’s work to have an effect on my, […]


Dwayne McDuffie Spotlight Panel

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Courtesy of Jamie Coville, you can listen to the audio from the Dwayne McDuffie spotlight panel at SDCC09. Here’s a link to the rest of his convention mp3s, if you’re interested. Hat tip to Dwayne McDuffie, as he found it first.
Shouldn’t all comic-cons do this direct from the microphones? It’d be nice to be able […]


McDuffie fired off JLA

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Nope, it was my own doing. I was fired when “Lying in the Gutters” ran a compilation of two years or so of my answers to fans’ questions on the DC Comics discussion boards. I’m told my removal had nothing to with either the quality of my work or the level of sales, rather with […]


McDuffie on JLA:

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

’nuff said.


never believe the hype

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

I want you to keep this two-page story by Matt Wayne, John Paul Leon, Noelle Giddings, and Dave Sharpe from Static Shock Special in mind this month. I want you to think of this every time someone — anyone, myself included — invokes Dwayne McDuffie’s name.
I want you to think about what they have to […]


RIP Robert L Washington III

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I don’t know a lot about Robert Washington III. I do know, though, that he helped bring one of my most important characters to life: Static. Washington (and Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon) created a book that hit me right where I needed it, right when I needed it. I wish I knew more […]


Reading Comics: “Don’t Curse”

Monday, May 14th, 2012

There’s a Louis CK bit that I like a lot. It’s about how he hates “the n-word.” He goes on to say, “Not ‘nigger,’ by the way. I mean ‘the n-word,’ literally.” It’s a great bit because it’s funny, first of all, but it’s funny because it’s all about taking responsibility for the stupid things […]


newsarama needs to do better

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I can’t say I don’t care about Before Watchmen, but I don’t care a lot about it. I don’t like Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen enough to be interested in more work in that setting in and of itself, but the creative teams, with the exception of Joseph Michael Stracynski, seem fairly interesting. I […]