Posts tagged: Dwayne McDuffie
I want you to keep this two-page story by Matt Wayne, John Paul Leon, Noelle Giddings, and Dave Sharpe in mind this month. I want you to think of this every time someone — anyone, myself included — invokes Dwayne McDuffie’s name.
I want you to think about what they have to gain when they say the man’s name.
This industry needs another McDuffie and Milestone
learn the history of this cover and why Dwayne McDuffie was freakin amazing as a human being.
The cover isn’t even that explicit. And it even has condoms!
I remember hearing Mr. McDuffie talking about that. People are afraid of Black folks being affectionate towards each other?
*sigh* America … am I right?
Here’s McDuffie’s quote from the linked article:
“Here’s the sad part, if I had commissioned a cover where Daisy was wearing a thong and kicking one leg high in the air so everybody could get a really good look at her crotch, or if she had her back to the camera and her spine arched at an improbable angle toaccentuate her ass, or if her enormous breasts, miraculously immune to the effects of gravity, were positioned so you couldn’t quite tell whether those shadows were her nipples, there would be no problem. Problem>? Heck, we’d probably have a “hot book” on our hands.”
It fucking kills me that he’s gone. Comics are so, so much less for it.
As someone who has only been following comics for a couple of years, learning about everything McDuffie has done and missing out on all that seems really unfair.
In this video, starting around 4:50, McDuffie explains a little more about the situation surrounding this cover.
Essentially, he says that this was one of the few big problems Milestone had with working with DC, and that the issue of sexuality wasn’t the problem, but the idea of black sexuality was too foreign and thus too uncomfortable of an idea.