-> ''"[[WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman Hes not dead, hes up there fixing the sun.]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments And when hes done hell be back,]] [[TearJerker and Ill be here waiting for him.]]"''
-->-- '''Lois Lane'''

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Dwayne [=McDuffie=] was an American comic book writer, known mostly for his creation of the African-American superhero ''ComicBook/{{Static}}''. Although originating in [=McDuffie's=] indie Creator/MilestoneComics label, Static eventually moved to [[Franchise/TheDCU the DC Universe]], and his creator followed suit. [=McDuffie=] wrote for Creator/DCComics, and contributed to various animated DC spin-offs, including ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and several {{direct to video}} movies. He was the main writer and editor for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Alien Force}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Ultimate Alien}}'' animated series.

Before Milestone, [=McDuffie=] also worked at Creator/MarvelComics, where he created ''ComicBook/DamageControl'', a series about the people who clean up the mess after superhero-supervillain battles. Much later, he returned to Marvel temporarily to write ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', which had fallen into the hands of an editor who remembered [=McDuffie=]'s love of the characters from the days when they were both lowly Marvel minions together.

Sadly and shockingly to his fans, [=McDuffie=] passed away suddenly on February 22, 2011 due to complications during a surgical procedure he had the day before. His last work was the script for ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'', the animated version of ''JLA: Tower of Babel''. He was 49, having just recently had a birthday ''a day'' before his death.

In honor of his work, the Dwayne [=McDuffie=] Award for Diversity was created, for comics that promote, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin diversity]].
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!!Works by Dwayne [=McDuffie=] with their own trope pages include:

* ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Ultimate Alien}}''
* ''ComicBook/DamageControl''
* ''ComicBook/{{Hardware}}''
* ''ComicBook/{{Icon}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Justice League}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Justice League Doom}}''
* ''{{Comicbook/Static}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Static Shock}}''
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!!Other works by Dwayne [=McDuffie=] provide examples of:
* AuthorTract: [=McDuffie=] would often include his thoughts on race relations in his work. One of the more notable examples would be an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Icon}}'' which talked about the historical importance of the {{Blaxploitation}} superheroes of the 1970s.
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* ChildProdigy: [=McDuffie=] went to college as a child.
* DeadpanSnarker: There's no better example than "Teenage Negro Ninja Thrashers", a mock pitch satirizing the state of black Marvel characters in the late '80s (along with the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'').
* LongLostRelative: Creator/KeeganMichaelKey of ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' is Duffie's paternal half-brother, but the two never met (or were aware of each other's existence) during Duffie's lifetime. The explanation is a bit complicated, so we'll let Key elaborate [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6NQtxABL-M here]].
* RoomFullOfCrazy
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