Dennis O’Neil: It’s Like A Kind Of Torture

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. Todd Maxwell says:

    Haven’t seen any of the scenes you described but I wonder, in the movies/TV does the torture always seem to work? In the real world, it seems very clear that it does not but I assume that its ends seem to justify its means when the good guys do it. Sad really but when has truth ever been a part of fiction?

  2. Emily S. Whitten says:

    I’ve definitely noticed this. (Also, I just (I know, I know, years late) checked out some of 24 via Netflix a few weeks ago, and…yeah, there’s definitely a whole lotta torture in some parts of it.)

    PS Poor Kermie. D:

  3. Roger Buck says:


    We haven’t mentioned “right” and “wrong,” nor will we. Not today. That large and complicated subject will have to wait for another time, and perhaps another place.

    I look forward to this…

    For I suspect it may be where we most disagree and yet your comics about morality and injustice have haunted my soul for decades now…
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