Denny O’Neil, a giant in the comics world died over the weekend at age 81. What did he do? Among other things:

“He also created/co-created Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, Leslie Thompkins, Azrael, and Richard Dragon; he was also involved in the revitalization of the Joker and Two-Face as modern DC villains, and watched over the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin. He also worked in television , writing episodes of Logan’s Run, Superboy, Batman: The Animated Series, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.”

He also gave a robot a very important name – Optimus Prime.