DENNIS O’NEIL: On triskadekaphobia

Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil was born in 1939, the same year that Batman first appeared in Detective Comics. It was thus perhaps fated that he would be so closely associated with the character, writing and editing the Dark Knight for more than 30 years. He's been an editor at Marvel and DC Comics. In addition to Batman, he's worked on Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, the Question, The Shadow and more. O'Neil has won every major award in the industry. His prose novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Denny lives in Rockland County with his wife, Marifran.

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4 Responses

  1. Michael H. Price says:

    Trivial Incidentals: The 1933 "King Kong" had an initial final-cut length of (that number) reels of footage. Co-producer M.C. Cooper objected: "No picture is mine is going out in (that number) reels!" and ordered a re-edit.And I just recently rediscovered Ogden Nash's narrative poem (a rarity, for a guy who ordinarily wrote in rhyming vignettes) "A Tale of the (that number)th Floor." Has to do with the elevator that stops on a level that isn't supposed to be there — good reason why the old-school high-rise architects and building contractors went from Floor 12 to Floor 14 without worrying about the correct numbering.

  2. Russ Rogers says:

    Oh, shades of the Johnstown Flood!…Is this the first we've heard of Hayden Lake and the Dam there? It would have been interesting if we had seen Hayden Lake and the dam in Thayer's model of the city … and THERE IT IS! Page 30, in Lone Justice #4!…And Thayer was singing "Yankee Doodle!" Oh, what a sinister song! Reminds me of our founding fathers, those Pioneers in their tricorn hats!Well played, Gentlemen!

  3. MARK WHEATLEY says:

    We cannot slip anything by you, Sir! Except – the dam shows up a bit earlier than even page 30!

    • Russ Rogers says:

      Of course you are right, the Dam is looming across page 21, as Lone Justice makes his transition from Propter Pack to Super Sewer Sub! Dang, there are so many exciting directions this story might turn and I will just have to wait till next Monday to see where it's leading! This is great stuff!