Dennis O’Neil: Science Says You’re Wrong If You Believe…

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. mike weber says:

    If you’re equipping your hero with a Whoseatronic Ray Blaster, you can make it be or do whatever you like. You’ve just made it up, after all. But if you use something that’s real, be accurate. There’s already enough bad info out there.

    Oh lord, yes.

    I caught flack over an Amazon review of a book that was just generally a piece of crappy hack work – but the loudest complaints were the ones from people who said “It’s fantasy!. Don’t be so picky,” when i pointed out that the book’s central McGuffin – the bad guy trying to steal the rights to a played-out coal mine in the Appalachians that he’s discovered has a seam of diamonds in it – is flatly impossible.

    (I didn’t actually state what the McGuffin WAS, as i did here, where i’m not identifying the book, because it would be a spoiler. Despite the fact that i was predicting plot developments in the next book – and, to some extent, the one after THAT – before i finished the one i reviewed.)

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    Hey, Denny, don’t knock Julie’s “editor’s notes.” I learned that the sun is 93,000,000 miles from the Earth when I was a precocious five year old reading SUPEMAN thanks to him! :-D!