The Evolution of the Superhero, by Dennis O’Neil

Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil was born in 1939, the same year that Batman first appeared in Detective Comics. It was thus perhaps fated that he would be so closely associated with the character, writing and editing the Dark Knight for more than 30 years. He's been an editor at Marvel and DC Comics. In addition to Batman, he's worked on Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, the Question, The Shadow and more. O'Neil has won every major award in the industry. His prose novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Denny lives in Rockland County with his wife, Marifran.

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4 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    "…in a universe that is essentially absurd, in a civilization in which civic leaders are not to be trusted, an individual has to create his own meaning which involves, among other things, creating a personal code of behavior and then, by golly, sticking to it!"Hmmm."Down these mean streets must go a man who is not himself mean…" (Pointing out that this is the UKian meaning of "mean" – shoddy. tawdry, cheap, as opposed to the USAian one of nasty or cruel…)

    • Michael H. Price says:

      Or to paraphrase Stephen Foster: "Down these mean streets I must go — doo dah, doo dah…"

  2. M. Sean McManus says:

    Am I the only one who wants these columns to be longer?