Thursday, February 24, 2011

Direct Currents: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Milestone Creator Dwayne McDuffie has Died

Dwayne McDuffie, the acclaimed writer behind Milestone superheroes including "Static Shock" has passed away suddenly, just a day after the premier of his latest project, DC's "All Star Superman" DVD.

Remembering Dwayne McDuffie

After the sudden passing of acclaimed comics and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie earlier today, his friends and colleagues share their thoughts about the man, his life and work with CBR News.

Rich on Dwayne McDuffie

Dwayne was charming, witty, engaging and tall. His plans involved feature films, he had fingers in many very interesting and profitable pies – but he felt attached to comics despite feeling badly treated over the years, a complete opposite to his experience with moving pictures.

Dwayne McDuffie And The Parakeet

In Hardware #1, Dwayne McDuffie wrote this scene, a metatextual commentary on his leaving Marvel Comics to set up Milestone Media at DC Comics, launching a brand new range of ethnically diverse superhero comics...

R.I.P. Joanne Siegel

The wife of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and inspiration for Lois Lane passed away at 93, leaving a legacy of tenaciously fighting for her husband's rights to the Man of Steel as remembered by author Brad Meltzer.

Graphic Novel Friday: The Grant Morrison Interview: All Things Batman (and More)

This two-part interview was conducted in late November 2010, coinciding with the release of Batman and Robin Vol. 2. Looming in the distance was Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, an event that has been in the works since 2009's Batman: R.I.P., making the Caped Crusader an obvious focus for our conversation. Also, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Joe the Barbarian...

Tony Isabella on designing Black Lightning

"There were three people at the design meeting from its start to its finish: me, “story editor” Bob Rozakis and artist Trevor Von Eeden. Joe Orlando came in to approve the design we decided upon and added a few thoughts of his own."

First Shot Of Lois Lane…

From Cleveland, Ohio, the town in which students Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman, certain streets have been renamed to celebrate this.

The Least Desirable Characters in Comics

In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day, getting away from all those super-hot team-ups, who are the comic book characters you would not want as a significant other?

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #299

Bob Kane -- pop songwriter? Judd Winick -- Pulitzer Prize winner? Find out the truth in this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, along with an interesting hidden message from the last issue of a Marvel Comics title!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 1

CSBG's 300th extravaganza begins with the first of a three-part column, each one featuring legends of the greatest comic book writers and artists of all-time! We start with looks at Neal Adams, Stan Lee and Warren Ellis!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 2

In the second of our three-day celebration of the 300th CBLR, we examine the true story behind Neil Gaiman and his feelings on Death being used in the DC Universe. Plus, legends about George Perez, J.H. Williams III and Grant Morrison!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 3

In the conclusion to our three-day 300th CBLR celebration, we look at how Alan Moore inadvertently yet dramatically changed the world of the X-Men forever! Plus, legends about Frank Quitely and Jack "The King" Kirby!

Comic Book Legends Revealed #301

Learn the seemingly minor incident that dramatically changed Batman and Superman history forever! Plus, how was Grant Morrison's "JLA: Classified" storyline changed? And what connection does the Addams Family have with...lunacy?


The Absorbascon
Wonder Woman's persona-cycles
Man of Steel, Friends of Plastic

Amazon Princess
Wonder Girls by Tom Bancroft
Olivia Munn Wonder Woman Videos for G4

The Aquaman Shrine
Young Justice - "Infiltrator"
Super A - 1977
Young Justice - "Denial"

Armagideon Time
Nobody’s Favorites: Cinder and Ashe

Being Carter Hall
Happy Valentines Day!
Read: Brightest Day #18

Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool
Wonder Woman Wednesdays
I Loves Me Some Wonder Girl

Comics Make Me Happy!
Silver Age John Jones Week, Day 1
Silver Age John Jones Week, Day 2
Silver Age John Jones Week, Day 3
Silver Age John Jones Week, Day 4


Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
JLA #90 (January, 2004)
2009 Wonder Woman Gift Art by Tan Eng Huat
2011 M·A·C WONDER WOMAN Animated Commercial

Diversions of the Groovy Kind
"Walk with Me, O Brother...Death Has Taken My Hand!" from Hawk and Dove #5 (February 1969)
Jason Bard in "Case of the Dead-On Target!" from Detective Comics #435 (March 1973)
"A Dragon Fights Alone!" from Richard Dragon Kung Fu Fighter #2 (March 1975)
"Moonlight and Mayhem!" from Unexpected #193 (June 1979)
"Don't Make Me Do It!" from Young Love #81 (April 1970)
"Iron" Mike Grell's DC Debuts
"The Dead Don't Cry" from The Unexpected #191 (February 1979)

El Jacone's Comic Book Bunker
Everybody's Linking For The Weekend

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
A not-too-terribly-focused post about Bill Walko, Titans and some Super Friends sidekicks

Firestorm Fan
How Ronnie Beat Cancer and Got His Powers Back – 1995
Unhappy Valentine’s Day to Firehawk and Booster Gold
Firestorm Shield T-Shirt

Girls Gone Geek presents Heroic Hotness:
Mr. Terrific
Dick Grayson
Bigby Wolf
Christopher Reeve As Superman

Gone & Forgotten
Dare I Say It? Superboy ... GOES APE!

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
"1967 Manhunter from Mars Movie Poster"
"1967 Manhunter from Mars Diane Meade Promotional Still"
"1967 Woody Strode as John Jones"
"1967 Manhunter from Mars Movie: Flashback Sequence"

Justice League Detroit
2010 Zatanna Baltimore Con Commission by Jo Chen
2005 The Vixen "Morning Person?" art by Darren "Roadkill" Taylor

Kevin Nowlan

Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine
Plastic Man #11 (1948)
Ibis and Taia in Whiz Comics #99, 1948

Power of the Atom
2006 "LJA" by Rafael Albuquerque
The Atom Shield Logo Shirt (DCCOM298)

Silver Age Comics
The First Underground Comics?
Here Come the Fanboys
Flash #120

Subject : THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Task Force X)
Captain Boomerang II a.k.a. Owen Mercer: A kid with some serious daddy issues who got more then he bargained for
Found Manhunter #34 guest starring the Suicide Squad. But I'm kinda under whelmed however.
Killer actress look alike for the JLA cartoon Killer Frost

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Supergirl #7 (1973)
Review: Superman #708
Review: R.E.B.E.L.S. #25
Review: Supergirl #61
Review: Justice League Of America #54

Todd Klein's Blog

Weekend Review Section 12/31/10

The Buy Pile by Hannibal Tabu: FEBRUARY 16TH, 2011

Comic shop comics: Feb. 2-9 J. Caleb Mozzocco
Comic shop comics: Feb. 16 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Comic shop comics: Bonus edition by J. Caleb Mozzocco

Comics Of The Weak: I Know Panties, And You Sir, Are Not Wearing Any Panties by Tucker Stone
Comics Of The Weak: Let's Compete To See Who Can Stunt Their Adolescence The Most by Tucker Stone

Wednesday Is Iconically Sparse For All I Care #96

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LissBirds said...

Loved the Super Harmony spoof. The part with the duct tape was priceless. That guy Pamela's dating is going to be plant food soon, though.

That's a real shame about Dwayne McDuffie. :(

I wonder where Joanne Siegal's passing leaves this whole legal battle.

Diabolu said...

Those wheels have been in motion for so long, I doubt they'll lose one bit of traction.