GALLERY: Comic Book Icon Dwayne McDuffie’s Most Powerful Characters

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When Milestone launched the first four titles—Hardware, Blood Syndicate, Icon and Static—all were polybagged with Skybox International trading cards of each character. McDuffie and Cowan helped oversee the production of the trading cards that was launched during the spring of 1993. It would become the first set of trading cards from a comic book line produced and owned by African Americans.

When Milestone launched the first four titles—Hardware, Blood Syndicate, Icon and Static—all were polybagged with…