Award Named for HUMANITAS Winner Dwayne McDuffie
Long Beach Comic Con will announce the Dwayne McDuffie Award. Details of the award will be released at the event. “Dwayne’s influence on comics is incredible, and we look forward to helping preserve his legacy through this award,” said Martha Donato, co-founder of Long Beach Comic Con.
Dwayne McDuffie is a man known for many things. He was a feature in both the comic and television scenes, creating many beloved characters. The cartoon Static Shock was based on the character Static, created for the Milestone Comics imprint co-founded by McDuffie. He was the writer on many comics I loved growing up including Damage Control (which still needs a television series based on it to go alongside Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter), Deathlok, Fantastic Four, Icon, Hardware, Blood Syndicate, and so many more.
This isn’t even to mention the animated television he wrote or produced. The aforementioned Static Shock was just one of many, including Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10, Teen Titans, What’s New Scooby Doo?, plus he wrote the direct to DVD DC Comics animated features Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Justice League: Doom, and All-Star Superman. He was an influential voice in both comics and animation, always pushing for diversity of color and gender.
McDuffie sadly passed away in 2011, just after his 49th birthday after complications from heart surgery. He was as prolific as he was well loved in this industry, and is sorely missed by so many fans, friends, and professionals. There have been many tributes to him as a creator and friend, and now LBCC will be honoring him with an award named after him.
Read more at Fan Boy Nation: http://fanboynation.com/long-beach-comic-con-announcing-dwayne-mcduffie-award/