Dennis O’Neil: Of History And Time Travel

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. I plotted out a story called “Paladin of the Lost Lunch Hour” with a very similar mcguffin – a mysterious guy was hanging around places where people were having fun, stealing bits of time, which it why time goes so fast when you’re having fun.

    The hero spies the guy making notes in a tablet or something, and he accidentally leaves it behind. Picking it up, it’s running what looks like a very weird appointment program. He scrolls back, and as he does the thing changed in his hands, from a tablet to a dayPlanner, to a notebook, all the way back to a clay tablet and a bunch of knotted cords.

    Turns out he’s an angel, preparing for the eventual war with Hell, the idea being that Heaven can start the fight early by expending all the extra time.

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    And inside the time capsule was a bottle of Sam Adam’s beer.