Earlier this week, the publisher revealed plans for an oversized Static Shock special to honour the Milestone founder's memory, provoking Edwards to respond via Twitter.
"DC is planning a Dwayne McDuffie 'tribute' book, but has no plans to donate profits to the poor guy's surviving family or any charity," he wrote.
However, DC replied with a statement of its own explaining that the oversized special is not intended to raise money for charity.
"This special is our way of acknowledging the industry's loss. It is not a tribute comic intended to raise proceeds for charity. We regret if there was any confusion regarding our intentions caused by the solicitation of this project," the publisher said.
Prior to McDuffie's passing, DC postponed its ongoing Static Shock series until later this year.
Featuring contributions by Felicia Henderson, Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollings, Eric Battle, John Rozum, Matt Wayne, John Paul Leon, JH Williams III and others, the Static Shock special is slated for June.