Denny O'Neil Creator of Optimus Prime' Name Passes at Age 81

Another Transformers legend has left us for Cybertron. Denny O'Neil who was a long time comic writer that worked for DC and Marvel behind such great properties like Batman, Green Lantern, Daredevil, and many more including Transformers. For which he is credited for creating the first Transformers characters to go with Jim Shooter's treatment for Marvel in 1983. Although his work was said to have been rejected, O'Neil's name for the Autobot Leader, Optimus Prime, remains. Read more about Denny O'Neil's career at

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