Feb 222011

StaticI 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 high school, though I preferred Icon and Rocket over Static, not suspecting the latter would become the line’s most successful character. When “Static Shock” came to television, I enjoyed watching Virgil’s animated adventures.

Recently, I’d read some of McDuffie’s thoughts about the comics industry, per his heavy involvement in online venues. One example of his commentary, via satire, is here. Another is this anecdote about Archie’s former attitudes toward interracial dating (as recently as the 90s).

  3 Responses to “RIP Dwayne McDuffie”

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  2. [...] reasons. We then cut to a scene at Virgil’s new school, named after the late Dwayne McDuffie (in real life, the creator of [...]

  3. [...] Much of Vixen’s media exposure is thanks to the efforts, and being a favorite, of the late Dwayne McDuffie, a writer on “Justice League [...]

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