Today is a sad day for comic book fans around the world. Games Radar reports that comic book writer Denny O’Neil has passed away of natural causes. aged 81.
Mr O’Neil is responsible for writing some of the all-time great comic books a lot of us grew up with. He was best know for his work on Batman for DC Comics, introducing influential characters like Ra’s Al Ghul, as well as writing other influential comics for the publisher including the legendary Green Arrow / Green Lantern teamup story which tackled the problem of drug addiction. Denny O’Neil also worked for Marvel Comics, writing Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man and Daredevil.
And for Transformers fans, Denny O’Neil wrote the original treatment of the Transformers mythos for Marvel Comics, helping Marvel and Hasbro develop the concept and the characters. His lasting legacy for the Transformers franchise can never be understated. He is the man who named Optimus Prime.
Thank you for all the many hours we have spent enjoying all you worked on sir. God speed, and rest in peace.