Since we were last together to talk comics, we lost an important part of our comic book community, as the legendary writer/editor Denny O’Neil passed away on Friday.
Starting with DC in the late 1960s, Denny quickly made his presence felt on Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Superman, and his important run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow with Neal Adams. In the late 1970s, he moved over to Marvel and added his take to the tales of Iron Man and Daredevil.
In the mid-1980s, Denny returned to DC to serve as the group editor of the Batman books, which he held for 15 years. During that time, Batman exploded everywhere, with movies, the animated series, and new monthly books on the comic shelves.
Most importantly, Denny served as a board member for the Hero Initiative, a cause near and dear to our hearts. We lost a true hero this week, and we spend some time recognizing his contributions to the industry.
We have our Pick 3 selections, sponsored by our friends at Clint’s Comics. We also run down a list of free Marvel books this month spotlighting black creators, which are available to read on the Marvel app and on Comixology.
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