Dennis O’Neil: We Can Be Heroes

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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  1. Marvey Brent says:

    Good article, Mr. O’Neil. Equating Unions with mobsters and criminality – whilst being true in *some* cases – was pretty much a convenient tool that the right-wing corporations have used to try to dissuade people from giving the Unions the support and respect they deserve. The history of my home (Northumberland, England) is littered with the history of the union movement, which actually started in northern England, and the old coal mines and monuments to the unions are a reminded of what the modern world owes them. Without unions, employers would be able to do anything they want, pay their workers a pittance (and lets face, the people who carry society on their backs, the workers, get far less than lazy shareholders…again another reason why we need to support and strengthen the union movement) and refuse things like tea breaks. In short, without unions ”sweatshops” would be the norm, not the exception, as they were in the past and as they are in many less developed countries.