Yesterday (Thursday, June 11) we lost one of the greatest writers in DC and Marvel comic history. He created Ra’s Al Ghoul, help Batman to be more serious. He even wrote a powerful team up with Green Lantern & Green Arrow.
I think in my opinion O’Neil really made way for 1989 Batman, and Batman the animated series.
If you were to watch the difference between 1966 Batman and 1989 Batman, you can see how much of Batman’s personality is different, more serious and darker tone. If you watch Batman the animated series you can see that some of the episodes was based on O’Neil’s work. In fact he even wrote the 2 part episodes called, ‘Demon’s Quest.’ Which was based on his original story. If you like to read more about his work, please check out the DC History club DC History Club: Dennis O’Neil .
Did you know that during the Batman Adventures run, there were 3 made up villains that were based on those who work on the comics? One of the criminals name The Prefesser was actually based on Dennis O’Neil, like O’Neil, The Prefesser was a genius!
Here are the four comics The Prefesser is in along with his two friends Mastermind and Mister Nice.
The Batman Adventures #10
The Batman Adventures #20
The DC Library doesn’t have this issue at this time.
Batman Gotham Adventures #13
Thankyou Dennis for so many great stories.