Dwayne McDuffie, a highly respectedcomic book and animation writer who was a co-founder of Milestone Media, a landmark company that created a multicultural comics line that introduced black superheroes such as Hardware and Static, has died. He was 49.
McDuffie died Monday, a day after his birthday, of complications after undergoing emergency heart surgery at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, said Gary Miereanu, a publicist for Warner Home Video.
As a comic book writer, McDuffie had stints working on DC’s “Batman: Legends of the DarkKnight”and “Justice League of America,” and for Marvel’s “Fantastic Four.”
As a television writer, story editor and producer for animated series, he had credits on “What’s New, Scooby-Doo?,” “Teen Titans,” “Static Shock,” “Justice League,” “Ben 10: Alien Force” and “Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.” He also wrote the screenplay for “All-Star Superman,” an animated film released Tuesday by Warner Home Video, and the second of three he wrote for the series, “DC Universe Animated Original Movies.”
DC, primarily because DC has more characters than Marvel does in their universe. I loves me some Multiverse! However, without the mighty Marvel, I would not be a fan of then comic book medium, that’s damn true.
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Cool survey. Batman has gotten a decent rep on the big screen since the 1989 Burton film, even when the character himself is portrayed at piss-poor, i.e. Batman And Robin, people still saw that crap and I bought all the toys kids liked the toys, thus it was popular. Hell, it will forever be discussed as a “real shitty movie” for many years to come!
Batman will continue to be a successful film draw as long as the bare essentials of the character (parents murdered, devotes life to crime-fighting, him being a tad loony) remain faithful. The two Burton films, Nolan’s two flicks, and even Batman Forever kinda got it (kinda —remember “It’s the car, right? Chicks dig the car.”)
Fans’ prayers have been answered - Clark Kent and Lex Luthor will meet again on Smallville. After months of speculation, Michael Rosenbaum just closed a deal to return to the CW series for the May 13 finale, reprising his role as Lex Luthor. Rosenbaum, who left Smallville in 2008 to focus on his writing career, had been courted for awhile to return for the closer. Talks heated up over the past week, leading to the deal which was signed tonight.
"It feels like the stars are aligning, literally. We couldn’t be more excited about having Michael back," Smallville executive producers/showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson said. “And as far as the way he returns … there’ll be no doubt about how Lex becomes the great rival in Clark Kent’s life. He is the villain of the story.”
Rosenbaum said he was “delighted” to return for the series finale. “I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made Smallville the great success it is,” he said. “I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness and even their threats. Ha ha. I can’t wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again….. Oh, and for Lex to become the badass he’s destined to be.”