5. Dwayne McDuffie Advocated For Social Justice —
Throughout his history, Mr. McDuffie aimed to make sure that "minorities" were represented in the medium he so loved. He aimed to make people think about their real world actions and speak truth to power against gun violence, which earned him a Humanitas Prize in 2003.
To the many who thought that comic books were not vehicles for advancing social justice, Mr. McDuffie has this nugget for you to chew on. "You don't feel as real if you don't see yourself reflected in the media," he told The Chicago Sun-TImes in 1993. "There's something very powerful about seeing yourself represented."
And represent he did.