Comic and TV writer Dwayne McDuffie dies after surgery

Dwayne McDuffie, a writer for DC and Marvel who worked on animated TV in later years, died at an unspecified age due to unspecified circumstances following an unspecified surgery, DC Comics has confirmed.

Wikipedia lists several comic works on McDuffie’s resume, as well as animated TV hits:

McDuffie wrote comics for the New York-based DC and Marvel, including runs on “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight,” the Fantastic Four and the Justice League of America. He also penned several animated features, including the just-released “All Star Superman,” “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” and animated TV series “Static Shock” and “Ben 10: Alien Force.”

Nearly two decades ago, McDuffie co-founded Milestone Media, partially to create a larger role for people of color in comic books. The writer’s last known public statement was made via Twitter on the 17th, referencing today’s release of “All Star Superman,” the last project on which he worked:

Taking a break from a script I owe to attend the LA premiere of All-Star Superman. Wish me luck!

McDuffie is survived by a wife.

[Comic Book Resources]