Writer/producer Dwayne McDuffie passed away Monday. He was 49. McDuffie was the writer of the just released direct-to-DVD All Star Superman feature (see “DVD Round-Up: Week of February 22nd” for a review”), along with Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. He was a producer of 66 episodes of various Ben 10 series, and 65 episodes of Justice League. He wrote numerous episodes of the Ben 10 series, Justice League, and was story editor on Static Shock.

In the comic world, McDuffie was co-founder of Milestone Media in the early 90s, where he was Editor-in-Chief. His comic creations or co-creations include Static, Damage Control, Deathlok II, Icon, Xombi, Road to Hell, Hardware, and more. 

McDuffie has also written numerous other comic series, including Spider-Man, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Back to the Future, Hellraiser, and more.