I think I’ve said before that I don’t pay a lot of attention to who’s writing whatever comic book I’m reading at the time. That’s unless the run is so good I make note of who the writer is. One example of that is Mark Waid. Not only for his mid-2010s run on Daredevil but also for Kingdom Come.
Another one of those writers was Denny O’Neil. Not for his amazing work on Batman or his groundbreaking work on Green Lantern/Green Arrow but for his late-80s & early-90s run on my favorite comic of all time, The Question. You can catch up on how O’Neil’s run on The Question influenced me at my tribute to The Question’s creator, the late Steve Ditko.
If it wasn’t for O’Neil’s work on The Question, I never would have developed the Trench Reynolds persona. That’s why I was so sad to hear that Denny O’Neil passed away last week at the age of 81.
As far as I am concerned, he was the greatest comic book writer of all time.