Denny O'Neil is making his DC Comics return in December, when an all-new Batman story scripted by the legendary writer and editor will be released.
O'Neil's story will be part of the DC Universe Holiday Special 2017. The one-shot arrives in stores on Dec. 6 with a cover by Andy Kubert and a price of $9.99.
Over the course of four decades, O'Neil established himself as one of the primary creators of the DC Universe, first in his role as a freelance writer, then as an editor. O'Neil wrote some of the publisher's most influential comics, including the iconic Green Arrow/Green Lantern "Hard Traveling Heroes" run, and a long stint on the Batman titles, both runs involving artist Neal Adams. O'Neil co-created a multitude of characters who would go on to become some of DC's most important, including Green Lantern John Stewart, Azrael, Ra's al Ghul, and Leslie Thompkins.
As an editor, O'Neil helped shape the DC Universe for several decades start gin in 1986. He oversaw acclaimed projects like writer James Robinson's run on Starman, and shepherding the Batman family of titles through a number of major events.
Check out the solicitation text and cover art for the Holiday Special, below.
DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1
- Written by GREG RUCKA, TOM KING, DENNIS O’NEIL, JEFF LEMIRE, MAX LANDIS, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, SHEA FONTANA, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and others!
- Art by STEVE EPTING, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, BILQUIS EVELY, OTTO SCHMIDT, NEIL GOOGE, FRANCIS MANAPUL and others
- Cover by ANDY KUBERT
- DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story!
- ONE-SHOT • On sale DECEMBER 6 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T