4. Dwayne McDuffie Helped Marvel To Be Marvelous —
When the late Mr. McDuffie was working at Marvel Comics, he was instrumental in developing the company's first line of superhero trading cards. The move was important to comic book fans and nerds who looked to own a piece of the company's history without having to buy a whole bunch of stuff. He also wrote for established series like Spider-Man and Captain Marvel.
Mr. McDuffie also created a mini-series for Marvel called Damage Control, which was published at intervals from the late '80s to the present. His take on the series addressed a long-overlooked question: Who cleans up the comic-book universe after those messy battles take place between the forces of good and evil?