More news from San Diego Comic Con 2010, this time from the Denis O’Neil panel. Denis worked for both Marvel and DC, but is best know for his DC writing and editting for the Batman line.
What was heard:
…[Wildstorm Editor Scott] Peterson opened the event to questions from the audience. Very quickly a line of a dozen, sharp fans accumulated behind the microphone. The first asked if O’Neil thought there was a spiritual successor to Batman. O’Neil, who shepherded that character through most of the ’90s as well as writing him in the decades before, sat back and let his mind roll around the question, finally saying that Frank Miller’s current version in “Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder” is too dark. He continued that Paul Dini’s version, from the animated television show at the time was his previous favorite answer, until Christopher Nolan’s recent Batman movies got it just right. The writer elaborated that the films have a plot and logic that was not in the previous Batman movies. O’Neil stated that there has never been just one Batman or type of Batman, that Batman stories, even the silly ones from the ’60s or the dark ones from the ’80s, are right for their time and have done what they are supposed to do.
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