I am stunned and saddened by the death of Dwayne McDuffie, one of my favorite writers last Monday. He was also one of the very few comic creators my wife recognized by name, and whose work she enjoyed. We used to watch Static Shock with our son when it was on reruns on the Cartoon Network, and she started to really enjoy those. I am the pasty half of a biracial couple, so I told her all about Dwayne, and how he co-founded Milestone media and created Static with a goal of introducing a racially diverse superhero universe, and she was impressed with that. My wife has never been one to read superhero comics, but she enjoys most of the myriad DC animated series, and we all became especially addicted to the Justice League cartoons. He will be missed by us all.