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March 2, 2011

Rest in Peace, Dwayne McDuffie

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News came down the wire today that comics and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie had passed away. The news was a shock to me, and an incredibly sad thing to hear. McDuffie's work on Icon and the rest of the Milestone Media characters in the early '90s was incredibly pivotal to me.

The debate that went on in the pages of Icon (the philosophies of Martin Luther King vs. those of Malcolm X, for example) was so incredibly well done that I would eagerly await each new issue. McDuffie was one of the comics creators who pushed the envelope and brought comics into a new age, pushing superheroes further than before. He and his work leave a huge impression on the industry and will be much missed.