Dennis O’Neil Is NOT Tony Stark!

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. Doc RedBat says:

    Mr. O’Neill, thanks for the story regarding hearing aids. My wife has been on my case to get my hearing tested for some time. My problem is that I cannot tolerate anything clogging my ears. After reading your account I am at least closer, although not there yet, to considering it.

    • Jess Willey says:

      You’re supposed to take them out for a few minutes every couple of hours for the very reason you describe. You clean them to key sweat and wax build up. Otherwise- you’re a little more vulnerable to ear infections.

  2. Jess Willey says:

    I’ve had hearing aids since I was twelve. One of the aspects of comics that pisses me of is– if you’re wheelchair bound you can form a paramilitary organization (The Chief and Professor X), if you’re blind you can be a ninja master (Daredevil), if you’re deaf– it’s a plot device mentioned a few times until one of your ex-love interests kills, goes insane and then brings you back from the dead- with your ears working again. (Hawkeye)

    I got a new pair of hearing aids a few months ago. For the first time in two years I can use the phone with no trouble. I blew out the old T-Coil and the warranty had expired. Repairs would have cost almost as much as a new hearing aid. The ones I have now are really cool. I can hook a transmitter into the audio and out sockets of the TV, then wear a blue tooth receiver on my neck and hear the TV from almost anywhere in the house. They are also programmed to filter things for me based on the volume of the space around me. I was skeptical about it at first– but my audiologist and my parental landlords sold me on it. This was the first pair I’ve had to pay for with my own money due to insurance and other things- I have not regretted it. They have been a life changer.