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Dwayne McDuffie Died Today - Watch 'White Scripts & Black Supermen: Black Masculinities In Comic Books'

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act February 21, 2013 at 3:34PM

Today in history, February 21, 2011 (aged 49) Dwayne Glenn McDuffie died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, due to complications from emergency heart surgery. This was just one day after his 49th birthday. He was born February 20th, 1962. So yesterday would have been his 51st birthday. But we missed announcing that.
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White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Today in history, February 21, 2011 (aged 49) Dwayne Glenn McDuffie died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, due to complications from emergency heart surgery. This was just one day after his 49th birthday. He was born February 20th, 1962. So yesterday would have been his 51st birthday. But we missed announcing that.

I think most would love a feature-length documentary on the McDuffie and the institution he created - Milestone Media/Comics, a coalition of African American artists and writers, and comic book company owned by African Americans, striving to positively address the lack of minorities in American comics, fighting for recognition and acclaim in an industry dominated by whites, both the characters within the comics, as well as the people who create, market and sell them. 

The closest we've gotten to one is the feature-length documentary by scholar and University of Georgia Professor, Jonathan Gayles - previously titled Shaft or Sidney Poitier: Black Masculinity In Comic Books, and is now called White Scripts And Black Supermen – Black Masculinities In American Comic Books.

We've covered both the film and the filmmaker since first hearing about the project about 3 years ago. It screened at a number of film festivals to much acclaim, and is now available on DVD (although only through California Newsreel. So no Netflix)

It's $24.95, and includes an extra feature titled The Black Age Of Comics. So click HERE to head over to the California Newsreel website to pick up your DVD.

They once used to host these online screenings of certain titles, usually for a period of 30 days per film, and we'd get an email from them alerting us to those screening exclusives which we used to post here on S&A; but that doesn't seem to be happening anymore. Meaning you'll have to buy the disc if you want to see the film.

Watch the trailer:


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