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I’ve enjoyed the work of Dwayne McDuffie for years. He did terrific things on television as well as comics. To hear of his passing today was quite a shock to me. Here’s the story from Reuters:

>>(Reuters) – Comic and television writer Dwayne McDuffie, perhaps best known as the co-creator of Emmy Award winning animated TV series “Static Shock,” has died, his publisher DC Comics said on Tuesday. He was 49 years-old.

McDuffie died on Monday due to complications in surgery, according to a report on the website Comic Book Resources, but the cause of death could not immediately be confirmed.

“Dwayne McDuffie left a lasting legacy on the world of comics that many writers can only aspire to,” Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Comics media division DC Entertainment, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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It’s always a bittersweet thing when some­thing you love comes to an end. You know, that kind of thing makes one nostaglic.

For example, the recent release of the entire Justice League and Justice League Unlimited DVD set and Bat­man Beyond collection makes me happy because I now have all of the Bruce Timm animation of DC Comics characters ever shown on TV tucked away in my DVD collection.

But it also means the end of an important era of creativity and some of the best storytell­ing I’ve ever seen. Now, I dearly loved the recent direct-to-DVD Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, which was based on a script intended to bridge the gap between JL and JLU, but no more JLU and BB episodes or movies are expected to be made anytime soon. (A Batman Beyond comic mini-series will be out in a few months, so that will help ease the pain some!)

I can’t help but think back to Batman: The Animated Series, based on my all-time favorite comics character, the Dark Knight.

And I realized just how much influence Batman has had in my life. Let me share some of that with you.

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