Costumes Revealed, by Dennis O’Neil

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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6 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    I always thought it was a testimony to the actor's abilities if s/he looked comfortable in the role's superhero costume. Neither Lynda Carter nor Christopher Reeve looked embarrassed, which is one reason why they were both believably heroic.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Hmmm… same thing applies to Bettie Page, if you think about it some. Except for the word "costume."

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    This is one reason why comics will always have it over movies budget-wise. It's so much cheaper to hire a good artist to draw believable costumes on non-living characters than to muck about with either fitting them to humans or churning out CGI.

  3. Marilee J. Layman says:

    Here in the DC area, we see pictures of Lynda Carter all the time. Her costume is rarely as colorful, though.

  4. Gary Chaloner says:

    Which is why I like to read Will Eisner's The Spirit, or Abuli and Bernet's Torpedo… or The Shadow, Doc Savage, Moore and O'Neil's League of ExGen and the like more than heroes in superhero clobber.

  5. Matt Webb says:

    It's almost as if the SUPER HEROES should have full "skin suit" tattoos just to make changeing easier.Of course this could lead to all kinds of indecent exposure issues so maybe not.