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The Late Dwayne McDuffie on Writing Minority Characters in Comics

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Though Dwayne McDuffie died only early this year, the legacy of the characters he created and wrote in the DC  and Marvel universes remains dismal. A tribute issue created by many of the people who worked most closely with him will reach shelves next Wednesday, and I’ll certainly be giving DC my money for it not least because I enjoyed much of McDuffie’s writing in the DC Animated Universe and on the Static Shock show but only learned about his inspiring career after his death. He certainly knew a thing or two about how to write characters who weren’t white or male.

Static, arguably McDuffie’s most famous original character, though he exists in the DC universe, has not been used as a character for some years. An new ongoing Static series was announced in 2010, but delayed, and, post McDuffie’s death, canceled.

(via DC Women Kicking Ass.)

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