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Friday February 23, 2001

Thursday February 8, 2001

Dennis O' Neil steps down

As of Wednesday Dennis O' Neil stepped down from his role as group editor of the Batman titles. O' Neil or 'Denny' as referred to by his fans has been a long contributor to Batman and has played a key role in shaping the mythos to what they are. Denny first came aboard Batman in 1969 with Neil Adams and was given the task of saving Batman. At the time sales were dropping and the books were doomed. O' Neil returned the character to his dark roots and paved the way for others to follow. One of his notable contributions is the villain Ra's Al Ghul and his daughter Talia. After a stint in Marvel, O'Neil returned to Batman in 1986 where he once again had to restructure the books. During his reign, fans have seen Barbara Gordon get crippled by a bullet in the spine, Jason Todd murdered by the Joker and even Batman going on the injured list after having his back broken by Bane. O' Neil will remain in DC as a writer and chances are will be replaced by Bob Schreck.

Year One News

-The Dark Horizons website is reporting that work on the Darren Aronofsky/Frank Miller Year One film has begun.

-An article in Cinfantastique magazine claims that Aronofsky wants to set the film in a 70's setting.