Dennis O’Neil: Guns?

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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2 Responses

  1. Tim Hammack says:

    I can answer one of your questions! Each of Hannibal’s elephants likely had a team of handlers, at least one member of which was responsible for grooming and washing and pitch-forking any mislaid pitch. You can find photos on the web of elephant stables from 19th century and earlier India. I assume that in permanent military camps, Carthaginian elephants were kept in elephant stables. How well they were treated is less certain. They surely would have been kept fit and strong–though the elephants used for labor in Thailand aren’t always treated very well. I’ve seen photos of an elephant’s ankle, manacled while in its stable, that is in a brutal state you’d like to believe no self-respecting animal handler would tolerate. Though the reality is that these elephants aren’t treated differently than other labor animals.

  2. Tim Hammack says:

    On the topic of guns, I find it frustrating the “confiscation” hysteria that otherwise intelligent gun owners seem not only to embrace but transform into a life philosophy. I have a revolver (unloaded, no bullets stored with it) boxed somewhere in my house. I occasionally try to find it, because I feel that I ought to know where it is and I ought to secure it a little better (with a gun lock or even sell it at a police-buyback).

    If I can’t even locate that blasted revolver in my basement, how do the gun enthusiasts believe the federal government could “confiscate everybody’s guns”?