Driving The Big Boat, 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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  1. John Tebbel says:

    I can't help wondering what Ron Paul would have said to Mother Teresa. Would it have driven mad traffic to her web site? It would if there is a G*d.

  2. mike weber says:

    A hero is someone who does the right thing at the right time.There's a seven-year-old girl in the hospital in Detroit missing an eye who will probably face other significant lingering effects. (Though they may not be able to tell for sure about mental effects, because she was learning-disabled beforehand). She jumped between her mother and her ex-boyhand, screaming "Don't hurt my mother!", and she took six nine-millimeter rounds.Is she a hero? She probably saved her mother's life. Did she have any idea what she was getting into? Probably not. But i think that applies to a lot of heros.Is Spock a hero for dying to save the "Enterprise"? He's going to die anyway – if Spock doesn't do what he does, *everybody* dies; when he does, only he dies.I don't know what a hero is, but i *think* know one when i see one.On the Mother Theresa question, in my opinion she may well have done more harm than good by militantly and adamantly preaching against birth control and abortion in an area where one of the main humnitarian problems is severe over-population; but the difference between a hero and someone who makes matters worse is one of results, not of intentions…

  3. Marilee J. Layman says:

    The guys in the other compartment would probably have secured the hatch between the compartments. During Gulf War I, I wrote and installed a software patch on a sub under fire. That's enough excitement for me.As to Mother Teresa, I don't consider her a hero. She kept pain meds from the sick because she believed that if you had pain, god wanted you to have it. I think that's torture.

  4. mike weber says:

    I just knew about her opposition to contraception.Of course, in her memoirs, published recently, she admits that God never spoke directly to her, so she sort of had to make it up as she went along…