Dennis J. “Denny” O'Neil

Dennis J. “Denny” O'Neil

Birth
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 11 Jun 2020 (aged 81)
Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 211277380 · View Source
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Comic Writer and Editor. Best known for his work writing DC Comics’ “Batman” and editing Batman titles from 1986 to 2000, he also worked at Marvel Comics on such series as “Spider-Man” and “Iron Man.” Over the course of his over 40-year long career in the industry, he was involved in the naming of the character Optimus Prime and in leading Batman back to a darker narrative. He also wrote episodes for TV shows “Batman: The Animated Series” and “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,” among others. He taught at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts and wrote “The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics,” and was credited for preserving the Dark Knight’s ongoing relevance. He also reinvigorated the characters of Green Arrow and Green Lantern by pairing them up as best friends and “hard-traveling heroes” who ventured the country righting wrongs while exploring complex issues of politics and social justice – one of the first comic book runs to do so in a nuanced way. He retired in 2000, leaving behind some of the greatest heroes and villains of all time, and a reputation as one of the first writers to recognize that comic book characters could reflect the societies that they existed in, rather than some distant and alien place. His work won him a great deal of recognition in the comics industry, including the Shazam Awards for Best Continuing Feature Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Best Individual Story for "No Evil Shall Escape My Sight" in Green Lantern #76 (with Neal Adams), for Best Writer (Dramatic Division) in 1970 for Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, and other titles, and Best Individual Story for "Snowbirds Don't Fly" in Green Lantern #85 (with Neal Adams) in 1971. He also received a Goethe Award in 1971 for "Favorite Pro Writer" and was a nominee for the same award in 1973. He shared a 1971 Goethe Award with artist Neal Adams for "Favorite Comic-Book Story" for "No Evil Shall Escape My Sight." He received an Inkpot Award in 1981, and in 1985, DC Comics named him as one of the honorees in the company's 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dennis J. “Denny” O'Neil (3 May 1939–11 Jun 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 211277380, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.