Daily Archives: February 26, 2011

Requiem

All-Star Superman DVD
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Voice actors: James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks, Matthew Gray Gubler, Ed Asner, Arnold Vosloo, Finola Hughes, Linda Cardellini, Alexis Denisof, John DiMaggio, Steven Jay Blum, Kevin Michael Richardson & Michael Gough Robin Atkin Downes
Director: Sam Liu
Producer: Warner Bros. Animation/Warner Premiere Home Video
Rating: PG

The death last week of comics and animation writer/producer Dwayne McDuffie was unexpected and shocking, and it reverberated through both industries and fan circles intensely. I was reminded of the passing of artist Mike Wieringo a few years ago. Both men were taken from their families, friends and fans at far too young an age, and the impact they had on their crafts was apparent from the impacts they had on those they worked with and those for whom they produced their art. The timing of McDuffie’s passing only served to add to the tragedy — the direct-to-video animated film of All-Star Superman, which McDuffie adapted from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s comic-book series of the same name, was released the day after his death.

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