Dennis O’Neil: Bang or Whimper?

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. Dean Scott says:

    I don’t remember which comic I read this in but it was in the 70s (and obviously stuck with me) and was describing the end of the Earth this way: “not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with an overwhelming sigh of relief.”

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    Denny, there’s an article in yesterday’s New York Times: George Orwell’s “1984” has jumped to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list (followed by Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism”) after Kellyanne Conway described demonstrable falsehoods as “alternative facts.”

    I can’t decide if the end will be with a “bang” or a “whimper”; but the race is certainly on.