Dennis O’Neil: Are Comic Books… Invulnerable?

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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2 Responses

  1. Comics publishing better not end before I do. That’d be just terrible.

    And just tossing this out there…I love Herbie, but his dad was such a dick.

  2. John Ostrander says:

    I remember you and I having a chat on this subject back some time ago, Denny. I remember your point that comics don’t HAVE to exist. They’re not necessities like food and so on — all of which was true then and is true now. Buggy whips were important at one time in humanity’s history — now, not so much. The dinosaur dominated the planet and then went extinct or became birds.

    This year comics and comic based movies are riding high and, I’m certain, at some point they won’t sell. Will the bottom fall out of the industry again? Could be. Or comics might just re-invent itself once again. Always in motion the future is.