AALBC.com mourns the loss of Dwayne McDuffie.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dwayne McDuffie, who wrote comic books
for Marvel and DC and founded his own publishing company before crossing
over to television and animation, has died. He was 49.
The Detroit native died Monday, a day after his birthday, DC Comics said. His cause and place of death weren't immediately known. (Read rest of AP story)
Here is a list of just some of the Marvel Comics Dwayne McDuffie written for; AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT, AVENGERS WEST COAST, CAPTAIN MARVEL, DAMAGE CONTROL, DEATHLOK, DOUBLE DRAGON, FANTASTIC FOUR and SPIDER MAN.
Dwayne was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended The Roeper School. Before entering comics, he studied in undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Michigan, then attended but did not graduate New York University's Film School. He also co-hosted a radio comedy program, while moonlighting pseudonymously as a freelance writer for stand-up comedians and late-night television comedy programs. He is currently writing the script for an animated feature (it's a musical!), episodes of STATIC SHOCK! (the animated series he co-created ), an educational interactive game, a biweekly Science Fiction column, a monthly comic book column and is allegedly also hard at work on a novel.
Dwayne McDuffie is best known as the co-founder and creator of Milestone Media. He is Editor-In-Chief of Milestone's award-winning line of comic books, managing an editorial operation which boasted the best on-time delivery record in the industry for nearly four years running. He has also worked as an editor for Marvel Comics and Harvey Entertainment. As a writer, Dwayne has created or co-created more than a dozen series, including DAMAGE CONTROL, DEATHLOK II, ICON, STATIC, XOMBI, THE ROAD TO HELL and HARDWARE. He has also written stories for dozens of other comics, including, SPIDER-MAN, THE TICK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT, BACK TO THE FUTURE, HELLRAISER, ULTRAMAN, (The Artist Formerly Known As) PRINCE and X-O MANOWAR.
Dwayne's work on ICON has been
nominated for three EISNER AWARDS. His comic book work has won eleven PARENTS'
CHOICE AWARDS, six "Best Editor" awards and a GOLDEN APPLE AWARD for
his "use of popular art to promote and enhance human dignity."
~excerpted from http://www.DwayneMcDuffie.com
Dwayne encourages people to email him with questions, comments or critiques. Contact him at DwayneM595@aol.com
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Milestone Media, Inc.
"It's something that's been in the air
for as long as I've been in the business," says Milestone Media's editor in
chief Dwayne McDuffie. "Anytime you'd have a couple of black guys get
together and stand around in the hall, they'd start talking about what they
couldn't do that they wanted to do." The problem was trying to express an
African American sensibility in a business run by whites, even well-meaning
ones. That was the reason for the 1992 creation of Milestone, a comic book
company owned by African-Americans. When Milestone's comics were published the
following year, they were printed and distributed through a special arrangement
with DC Comics. "I'm passionately dedicated to Milestone," says DC
president Jenette Kahn. "The Milestone characters are so genuinely
conceived and so well-executed that I really want to see them put on the map in
as many ways as possible."
~ Les Daniels
Thanks to Chris Hayden for introducing AALBC to this accomplished writer!