Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie announced the winner of the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics at the Long Beach Comic Expo last weekend, presenting the award to the Marvel series Ms. Marvel, by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.  The other nominees were Andre the Giant Closer to Heaven, Fresh Romance, Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur, and Zana (see “Finalists For The 2nd Annual 'Dwayne Mcduffie Award For Diversity In Comics”).

Charlotte McDuffie congratulated the winners.  “I would like to personally thank every one of them for choosing the comic book medium to share their artistic visions with the world--not only creating more diversity in the industry, but also raising the bar for excellence in the work itself, just as Dwayne always did,” she said. “The motto of this McDuffie Award is: ‘From invisible to inevitable.’ Dwayne’s words. Please continue to do his legacy proud.”