Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie 1962 - 2011

Dwayne McDuffie, creator of Icon, Static, Hardware, and the rest of the Milestone Universe, plus one of the strong forces behind the DC Animated Universe, has died from complications due to surgery.  He was 49 years old.

I discovered the Milestone characters after the fact, but they are some of the best characters created in my lifetime and some of the strongest in the comics world.  And the amount of benefit given to the fandom at large thanks to his work on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cannot be overstated.  His work was almost always superlative and thoughtful, and he will be missed.

My condolences and prayers go out to his family.  Rest in peace, Dwayne.