Tribute: Dwayne McDuffie

“If you do a black character or a female character or an Asian character, then they aren’t just that character.

They represent that race or that sex, and they can’t be interesting because everything they do has to represent an entire block of people.

You know, Superman isn’t all white people and neither is Lex Luthor.”

-Dwayne McDuffie

Many of you may have heard but Dwayne McDuffie passed away yesterday. McDuffie was a major powerhouse in the comics and animation world. He was executive producer of All Star Superman which recently released, Ben 10 and was creator of Static Shock. He along with Bruce Timm were the driving force behind the critically acclaimed Justice League.

He was also the founder of Milestone Comics, a comic book line that featured black superheroes and other champions of color in its title.

McDuffie did for POCs what Gail Simone has done for women and what the recently passed Perry Moore did for LGBTQs in comics and the media.

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