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Tragic news today, as Comic Book Resources has learned that comic book creator Dwayne McDuffie, best known as co-creator of the DC Comics imprint Milestone Media, passed away unexpectedly due to complications during surgery Monday night. McDuffie was only in his early 50s at the time of his death. When Milestone Comics was introduced in 1993, it was quite groundbreaking, as it introduced a wider diversity of superheroes of varying ethnic backgrounds, written and drawn mostly by African-American, Hispanic and Asian creators, giving a far better view of the real world than most comic books up until that point. While there, McDuffie wrote the long-running series "Static," a character brought over to his own animated series "Static Shock" in 2000. McDuffie spent most of the next ten years actively involved in the world of animation, mostly for the DCU animated shows "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited."
<img class="blurb" src="/images/stories/123617/image_assets/image_1.jpg" alt="Static Shock Returns To The DC Universe In New Series" title="Static Shock Returns To The DC Universe In New Series" /> After nearly a decade removed from his last solo series, Static is finally coming back with a comic of his own. Earlier today, DC announced on its Source Blog that an all new Static Shock ongoing series will debut in the middle of this year with writer Felicia Henderson along with artists Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion. "I always had my fingers crossed about Static getting his own book, again," said Henderson. "In fact, I stalked Dan DiDio about the idea.