Heroic Gloom, 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. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    I've said it many times – Hollywood is a binary place. As soon as ONE example of a genre fails, confidence in all other examples of the genre ceases. Heroes got a second change this season only because the shortened season gave them a sort of out to explain why it dodn't do as well last season. But Bionic woman, Journeyman, all of the attempts they made to spread the wealth, they all tanked. This means (according to H'wood) people don't want to see that kind of show, not simply that they didn't want to see THAT show.

  2. Russ Rogers says:

    <a href="http://abcfamily.go.com/abcfamily/path/section_Shows+Middleman/page_Detail&quot; rel="nofollow">Middleman continues on ABC Family. "Heroes" is certainly getting a hard publicity push behind it's new season. "Knight Rider" is back, this is as much a high concept, super-hero show as "Bionic Woman." "Spider-man" is getting a new animated series. "Ben-10" and "Avatar" are both chugging along. "Three Delivery" is new and getting buzz. Dr. Who is picking up fans. I don't think TV has given up on super-heroes. I don't think TV has passed totally on Super-Heroes.

  3. Rick Taylor says:

    It's just odd in the 'age of recycling' and on the heels of making good revivals out retro-kitsch like 'Battlestar Galacatica' that the 'Bionic Woman' should fail.Can't WAIT for what they're doing to 'Day the Eath Stodd Still'Not!

  4. Zonker says:

    I wouldn't be so fast to predict the demise of the superhero fad on TV. Remember just a few months ago the conventional wisdom was that the big screen comics / super-hero genre had run its course. Spidey 3, X-Men 3 were generally seen as weaker entries than their predecessors. Lots of folks tried to put a brave face on the Superman Returns performance. And the genre seemed to have ripened to the point of self-parody with recent entries from Ben Stiller and Will Smith. But after the 1-2 punch of Iron Man and especially Dark Knight, I can almost guarantee we'll see new super-hero treatments show up on TV, maybe as soon as the midseason replacements, but certainly by the next fall season. Remember: Imitation is the sincerest form of television!