Minorities in cartoons: Rocket

Rocket

This week’s entry is Rocket, from Milestone Comics’ “Icon” title. Rocket (real name Raquel Ervin) was created by Dwayne McDuffie and Mark D. Bright. She first appeared in “Icon” #1 (May 1993). Background Raquel grew up in an impoverished neighborhood of the fictional city of Dakota. As a teenager, while attempting a robbery with friends, … Read moreMinorities in cartoons: Rocket

Anthony’s picks for DC Comics for June 2011

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Here’s my picks for DC Comics for June 2011: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-comics-jun-2011-solicitations-110314.html Comics I’ll be buying Static Shock Special #1 (one-shot), on sale June 1, $3 The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #8, on sale June 8, $3 Tiny Titans #41, on sale June 15, $3 Comics I might buy Showcase Presents: The Trial of … Read moreAnthony’s picks for DC Comics for June 2011

RIP Dwayne McDuffie

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I and the rest of the comics/animation enthusiast world was surprised today by the news that Dwayne McDuffie has died, due to complications from a surgical procedure. Comic Book Resources has this nice summary of McDuffie’s career. I was introduced to McDuffie’s work through reading the Milestone Comics line of characters when I was in … Read moreRIP Dwayne McDuffie

Black animated and comic characters: Static

Static

Today’s entry is Static (real name: Virgil Hawkins), a Milestone Comics/DC Comics superhero. Static was created by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle, and Michael Davis. Background Static first appeared in 1993’s “Static” #1, as part of the then-new Milestone Comics line. Milestone was an imprint of DC Comics set in a world with a multicultural range … Read moreBlack animated and comic characters: Static