Dwayne McDuffie was a comic book and animation writer best known as one of the founders of Milestone Media, an imprint of DC Comics dedicated to promoting better stories and characterizations for minorities, and for his contributions to Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. McDuffie, who notoriously despised stereotypes and vehemently fought against them in his work, won three Eisner Award nominations for his work in comics.
Of African-American characters in comics, he later, said:
“You only had two types of characters available for children. You had the stupid angry brute and the he’s-smart-but-he’s-black characters. And they were all colored either this Hershey-bar shade of brown, a sickly looking gray, or purple. I’ve never seen anyone that’s gray or purple before in my life. There was no diversity and almost no accuracy among the characters of color at all.”
In honor of the legacy McDuffie created and in celebration of Black History Month, we commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dwayne McDuffie in this all-new tribute - " A League of One - The Dwayne McDuffie Story"
Thanks to @HubCityQuestion for these list!
A collection of McDuffie’s comics you can read on DCUI:
- Batman: Blink
- Batman: Don’t Blink
- Firestorm: Old Gods and New
- Impulse: What Would The Flash Do?
- Justice League of America: The Injustice League
- Justice League of America: Sanctuary
- Justice League of America: The Second Coming
- Justice League of America: When Worlds Collide
- Sins of Youth: Kid Flash & Impulse
- Static: Trial by Fire
- Static Shock! Rebirth of the Cool
Further Dwayne McDuffie viewing on HBO Max:
- All-Star Superman
- Justice League
- Justice League Unlimited
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
- Justice League: Doom
- Static Shock
- Teen Titans, “Winner Take All”