There’s something incredibly gratifying that during Dwayne McDuffie Week, Black Panther became the #1 film in the world, not only beating box office records, but also the misconception that media with black heroes doesn’t have mainstream appeal. And to think there were those back in the day who were hesitant to make Static Shock merchandise despite […]
Between the Milestone years and the time he found newfound respect in the animation industry, Dwayne McDuffie worked as an online journalist to pay the bills. Nevertheless, he still persevered pitching comic ideas as hard as he could, despite the ongoing frustrations with the industry and the comic book market crash. One such pitch was […]
Nothing can stop the force that is Dwayne McDuffie Week! While Dwayne McDuffie is primarily remembered today for his deep superhero action stories, it may be hard to believe that early in his career he was pigeonholed as a comedy writer. The majority of photos you’ll find of McDuffie feature him with a serious expression […]
Dwayne McDuffie Week continues! Two of the many qualities I admired about McDuffie were his idealism and honesty. Perhaps he was a little too honest for the tastes of mainstream comics publishers. Anyone who saw the “The Color of Comics” episode of Robert Kirman’s Secret History of Comics documentary series on AMC about Milestone Comics […]
I make no secret of the tremendous respect and admiration I have for the life and work of the late/great writer Dwayne McDuffie (in case the constant references in my past Beat articles weren’t enough of a clue). Despite having an award in his name, it always frustrated me that each year since McDuffie’s tragic […]
The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics are now OPEN, and the selection panel has added three people: Jennifer de Guzman, Jamal Igle and Mikki Kendall. Sadly, it has also lost one, as the late Len Wein was also on the committee for the first three years of the award. Just heard the talented Dwayne […]
Assuming the Marvel Legacy homage covers in fact reflect upcoming storylines, then it looks like we can look forward to Frank Castle/Punisher getting his hands on some War Machine armor to use in his one-man war on crime. No creative team has been officially announced. It’s a brilliant story idea with immense potential, but […]
As issues of representation and equality take center stage in the comics industry, the delay of the relaunch of Milestone at DC has become something of a big question mark. A new lawsuit cheds light on why it’s been delayed.
It’s been known for some time that the Damage Control, a construction company set in the Marvel Universe specializing in property damaged related to superhuman conflicts, co-created by the late/great Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colón would be featured in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film. However, whether the fictional company would have a significant role in […]
The Beat’s marketing reporter Taimur Dar looks at even more issues in last week’s furore: you ask the wrong questions in marketing, you end up with the wrong answers.