DENNIS O’NEIL: Superman, Captain Midnight and Me

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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5 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    roy rogers roy rogers you were my hero
    a man made of steel on a horse made of gold
    together we rode through the days of my childhood
    memories like heroes they never grow old.

    (Eric Bogle – “Roy Rogers”)

    i wish my life was a nonstop hollywood movie show
    a fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes
    ‘cos celluloid heroes never feel any pain
    and celluloid heroes never really

    (Ray Davies (the Kinks) – “Celluloid Heroes”)

  2. Rick Keating says:

    In addition to the Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention, there’s also the annual Cincinnati Old-Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention. The next one will be held April 13-14, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Cincinnati OTR discussion board can be found here:

    and a blog entry I wrote prior to the 2011 convention can be found here:


  3. John Tebbel says:

    There is probably more old radio available now than at any time in history. When I was growing up there was a single Readers Digest set of a dozen LPs and that was it. Now, put your title in the google search box and you’re off; somebody’s streaming it for free. is a good place to start, too (12,000 shows). Or Antioch Radio in the “Eclectic” category of iTunes radio (among many others on that service). On otr, try “It Pays To Be Ignorant.”

  4. Roger Buck says:

    Moving to read. Thank you. I am very glad to have discovered your column …

  5. Denny, we're looking forward to meeting you at The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention. Thanks for this moving article and for keeping the memory of dramatic radio alive.
    Sean Dougherty