February 22, 2011

R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie

Comics and cartoon writer Dwayne McDuffie has died.

McDuffie is also known for the creation of the Milestone universe and the creation of characters like Static, Xombi, and Icon. Though many of the original Milestone books were canceled in the mid-90s, DC Comics has recently integrated the characters into the DCU proper. In addition, the writer was instrumental in the success and popularity of the beloved Justice League Unlimited and Ben 10.

McDuffie was beloved in the comic book community by creators and fans alike.

Dwayne apparently suffered complications from surgery he had yesterday. I'll always remember Dwayne because, back in the 90s when I ran an Iron Man issue review site, he took the time to comment on my reviews of a couple issues he had written about the Golden Avenger. I had trashed his storyline, but he was incredibly gracious and good-hearted about it, complimenting me for my work on the site.

Posted by Hube at February 22, 2011 05:40 PM | TrackBack

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Wow he was only 49. Didn't realize how much input he had on the DCAU.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at February 23, 2011 09:58 AM

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