Dwayne McDuffie passed away due to complications following a surgical procedure he underwent Monday evening. McDuffie wrote the final three issues of the Jason Rusch Firestorm series (Firestorm vol III #33-35). Additionally, McDuffie wrote nearly all of Jason’s appearances in the Justice League of America series.
To identify Dwayne McDuffie simply as a Firestorm writer is a huge disservice. McDuffie had a very long and prosperous career in comics and animation. He was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Milestone Media, for which he created or co-created many characters, including Static, the basis of the animated series Static Shock. McDuffie’s television credits, in addition to Static Shock, include Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, and What’s New, Scooby-Doo?. McDuffie also wrote the story for Justice League Heroes video game.
McDuffie was a pioneer and well-respected industry veteran. Comic Book Resources reached out to a number of McDuffie’s friends and colleagues who shared their thoughts about McDuffie and his passing.
I interacted with Dwayne a handful of times on his message board. He was always very kind and took the time to answer just about any question. While I didn’t know him well, I was impressed with his work and his passion. He will be missed.
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