Dennis O’Neil: Selling The Flag

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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3 Responses

  1. Bob Kahan says:

    Abbie’s flag shirt was also censored on television (blurred IIRC), though I can’t for the life of me remember what show it was. I’m betting the aforementioned Mr. Gold does.

  2. PlusOneSword says:

    I always thought Cap’s uniform was the clothes version of bunting. Reminiscent of a flag but not actually a flag.

  3. Marvey Brent says:

    Abbie Hoffman was a great man and never a sell-out unlike many others. Captain America, though at first glance may seem like a nationalist, was a great progressive character who didn’t represent America as it necessarily was (supporting oppressive right-wing regimes in Latin America, Arabia etc.) but what it should be. He was the ideal of the United States. In this way, both he and Abbie Hoffman were similar!

    Incidentally. Marvel briefly gave the rights to the Captain America character to another company. They made this character a repulsive McCarthyite. Jack Kirby later retconned this ”Captain America” as an insane and warped imposter for his support of blacklists and his rabidly anti-”Commie” tirades!