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Because he had a vision of comic superheroes for kids and people of all races. And he made it happen.
I've told this story before, but I will tell it again. When the Hostess cupcakes promotion happened last fall featuring Batman, Superman, Flash and Green Lantern, my friend showed her son the box. He took one look at it and said, "that's not the Green Lantern, the Green Lantern is black."
And he is to millions of kids, because of Dwayne McDuffie. And Static is a cool character for kids because of Dwayne McDuffie. And Vixen is as well known as Black Canary to many people, because of Dwayne McDuffie.
His vision, his work, his belief that EVERYONE deserves to have a superhero like them, shouldn't be forgotten. Must not be forgotten.
RIP and thanks.