Legendary comic book writer Denny O’Neil dies at 81

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

13th Jun, 2020. 12:55 pm
Denny O'Neil

Denny O’Neil, the legendary Batman comic book writer, has died due to natural cause at the age of 81.

O’Neil got his career start with a brief stint at Marvel Comics before joining DC in 1968. He quickly made his mark at the company with an acclaimed Green Arrow/Green Lantern run that saw the heroes traveling the country and grappling with real-world social issues.

O’Neil is best known for his work writing Batman comic books for DC, and he later took on an editing role for the caped crusaders tales from 1986–2000.

He also wrote for other iconic comic book heroes, this time for Marvel, including Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Following his death, family and friends flooded social media with love and condolences for the legend.

O’Neil was born on May 3, 1939 in St. Louis, Mo. and graduated from St. Louis University, where he studied English literature and creative writing.

He began his career in comics in the early 1960s as Stan Lee’s assistant at Marvel and briefly worked at Charlton Comics before his hiring at DC Comics in 1968.

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