Sometimes the path to your place in the world of comics is long and circuitous. For John Layman he was able to parlay a job editing for Wildstorm into writing comics.

Denny O’Neil was editor for the Batman comics when Knightfall, the story where Batman’s back was broken, took the Batman line over for a year. Here he talks about the mega-event and about the genesis and execution of Knightfall. Denny O’Neil Talks Knightfall and Mega-Events in Comics from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

When Denny O’Neil started working for DC Comics, Julie Schwartz was already an established figure in the editorial department.  Working together they reinvigorated Green Lantern and Green Arrow.  Here O’Neil talks about first meeting Schwartz and the ensuing relationship and comics they had together. When Denny O’Neil met Julie Schwartz from The Comic Archive on […]

Early in Denny O’Neil’s career he was hired by the great Dick Giordano to write for the Charlton Comics line of books. Here he talks about meeting Giordano, taking on a pseudonym and moving over to DC. Denny O’Neil talks about working for Giordano at Charlton Comics from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

Denny O’Neil took over editing the Batman books in the 90’s and oversaw some major storylines including Knightfall and No Man’s Land.  Here he describes what it was like in those days and the particular challenges of coordinating large scale events. Denny O’Neil talks about editing the Batman books in the 90’s from The Comic […]