Morality and such, 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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3 Responses

  1. John Tebbel says:

    Wertham can be linked to the decimation of a business that was doing 5 billion copies a year that has still not recovered. Before he got going, no one was asking "do they still publish comics?" as they do today. In the end a simple careerist, he dropped the issue when he realized, finally, that the American constitution couldn't permit the government to set up a censorship board, his solution to the "problem." He's a Nero, a Comstock, a Norquist, a sinner and a scold. People went hungry, went broke, went out of business because of his heedless venom. Can't wait till he's forgotten, unless that would be a bad thing.

    • Douglas says:

      "Can't wait till he's forgotten, unless that would be a bad thing."Ironically, while Wertham was worrying over nothing in the 50's, many of his charges now hold water in the comics world, with the push for more sex and controversy to move issues.

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    I tend to use the word "immoral" to pretty much describe any armed conflict, particularly where the result is dead people. Which is to say, almost all of them.