Dwayne McDuffie’s birthday
Originally shared by Grand Comics Database
Dwayne McDuffie (20 February 1962 – 21 February 2011, USA) was a comics and television writer.
He began his comics career editing at Marvel in the late 1980s. In 1988, he and Ernie Colón created ‘Damage Control’, a feature about the clean-up and renovation crew that deals with the devastation of super-battles.
In 1993, McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle founded Milestone Media to amplify diversity in USA comics. He was editor-in-chief of Milestone Comics, which they published from 1993 to 1997.
The Milestone line included “Hardware”, “Static”, and “Icon”, among other series. The comics were published by DC but without editorial control (other than right of rejection).
In 2000, Milestone created the animated television show “Static Shock”. McDuffie was a writer on the series, which ran until 2004.
In 2002, he joined the writing staff of “Justice League” and continued to write and produce it, “Justice League Unlimited”, and other DC Animated Universe shows until his unexpected death.
McDuffie returned to comics in the mid-2000s, writing for both Marvel and DC. He produced long runs on “Fantastic Four” (2006–2008) and “Justice League of America” (2007–2009).
DC Comics integrated the Milestone characters into their main fictional universe in 2008, and they have appeared in both comics and animated shows since then. In 2010, McDuffie wrote “Milestone Forever” to provide the back-story for that integration.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_McDuffie
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YyASZ
In the IMDb — www.imdb.com/name/nm0568336/
(Ernie Colón created the cover of “Damage Control” #1, May 1989)