|Static #1 (June 1993)
Writer Robert L. Washington III, who co-created and wrote the first year of “Static” for DC Comics Milestone imprint with Dwayne McDuffie and artist John Paul Leon, passed away yesterday after suffering multiple heart attacks. He was only forty-seven. His other series work included Shadow Cabinet, Extreme Justice, Timewalker, and Ninjak.
had difficulty securing work within the industry after the mid-1990s implosion.
He had even been homeless a few times, receiving assistance from The
Hero Initiative for basic living expenses. He detailed his situation in his final
work, a one-page autobiographical strip he contributed to "Hero Comics 2012",
a charity comic released last week to help raise money for the organization that had previously aided him.
The Catacombs extends its condolences to his family, friends and fans.