Dennis O’Neil: The Grand Old Flags

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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  1. mike weber says:

    Minor nitpick – that’s not the Stars and bars – that’s the Battle Flag (and it should be square, not rectangular, another common error).

    You can see the Stars and Bars here.

    The Battle Flag was created because, on the battlefield, where flags were used for signaling, at the head of charges so that the troops would know where to go, and to mark rallying points if things di (or didn’t) go well, it was amazingly easy to mistake the Stars and the Bars for the Stars and Stripes (and, of course, vice versa) So the Battle Flag was square – not rectangular – and its main design elements were diagonal, not horizontal.

    {Wikipedia article here}