Dennis O’Neil: Ha Ha Ha

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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7 Responses

  1. Andrew Laubacher says:

    “I know very little about Powerless, not much more than it’s about an insurance company that deals with the collateral damage that would inevitably accompany the damage superheroes cause while doing their superstuff. Not the worst premise I’ve ever encountered.”

    Actually the premise of the show has changed since the pilot. The setting is now Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises and the boss, played by Alan Tudyk, is Bruce Wayne’s cousin Vanderveer “Van” Wayne. The team engages in research and development of technologies to protect the average citizen from the daily hazards of a world with superheroes and supervillains in it.

  2. I thought it was cute. As sitcom pilots go, it was typically awkward – it feels like a group of actors playing their respective roles as written before adding any nuance to it. I don’t watch workplace-themed sitcoms often enough to be able to stare-and-compare, but the 2nd episode seemed more relaxed than the pilot and I’ll catch the next episode.

  3. Steve Chaput says:

    I really wanted to like the show but felt it was trying too hard. It’s like the people working on the show still thought that comics and superheroes hadn’t moved past the Adam West era.

  4. mike weber says:

    I thought then and i still feel now that the Adam West “Batman” was created by people who had a deep contempt for the original material.

  5. Mindy Newell says:

    Wasn’t there a (short-lived) Marvel Comics that dealt with the same premise? I can’t remember the title/name of it, but it also was about those who clean up after the super heroes have left.