Detroit-native Comic Writer Dwayne McDuffie Dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Dwayne McDuffie, who wrote scores of comic books for Marvel and DC and founded his own publishing company before crossing over to television and animation, has died.

DC Comics says the Detroit, Michigan-native died Tuesday. His age and place of death were not immediately known.

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.”

He founded publishing company Milestone Media in 1992. 
  
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