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Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 Schedule :: Dennis O'Neil

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Dennis O'Neil

Appearing Fri,Sat

Dennis O’Neil started his career in comics in 1966 as a writer at Marvel Comics on titles such as Strange Tales, Daredevil, and X-Men. By 1968, he had moved over to DC Comics, and in 1970, he turned the comics world on its ear.

O’Neil wrote a run on DC’s Green Lantern/Green Arrow starting with issue #76 that brought comic books into America’s conflicted living rooms. O’Neil’s Green Lantern/Green Arrow stories dealt not so much with common criminals or spacefaring menaces, but rather addressed important issues such as war and peace, race relations, free speech, drug addiction, and even our relationship with God. O’Neil helped comic books “grow up” at a particularly tumultuous time in American history.

O’Neil also brought sweeping change to Batman, returning the character to his street-level roots after the campiness of the 1960s TV series. O’Neil kept a focus on social justice, adding a heavy dose of philanthropy to Batman’s alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne. O’Neil introduced Leslie Thompkins, a doctor who runs a skid row clinic with the financial support of Bruce Wayne, to the Batman supporting cast. Thompkins was loosely based on Dorothy Day, a famed activist whom O’Neil had previously met as part of the Catholic Worker movement.

By 1980, O’Neil had returned to Marvel, where he took over as editor of several titles including Daredevil and Moon Knight. In this, he mentored an incredible generational array of new talent such as Frank Miller, Bill Sienkiewicz, and David Mazzucchelli, honing them into top professionals and landmark artists.

In 1986, O’Neil returned to DC as an editor, and remained in that capacity there until he semi-retired in 2000. O’Neil kept an eye on the next generation of writers and artists, teaching at New York City’s School of Visual Arts. He
remains a strong champion of peace and social justice to this day. In 2018, he was recognized by President Jimmy Carter and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library fro his lifetime contributions to peace and philanthropy.

4:30 pm

Roy Thomas and Denny O'Neil :: North 226BC
Dennis O'Neil, Roy Thomas
Friday May 24, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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North 121AB X-Child Escape
North 127AB
North 221ABC
2nd Floor West Gaming
2nd Floor West Open Game Library presented by AZ Game Fair
Game On Expo Modern Gaming
Game On Expo Retro Gaming
H100 - Paul Reubens
H102 - Tom Kenny
H104 - Amy Jo Johnson
H105 - Nichelle Nichols
H106 - George Takei
H107 - Summer Glau
H108 - John Barrowman
H109 - Chris Sarandon
H110 - Catherine Tate
H111 - Robin Lord Taylor
H112 - Billy Dee Williams
H113 - Barbara Dunkelman
H114 - Elijah Wood
H115 - Kara Eberle
H116 - Matthew Lewis
H117 - Samantha Ireland
H119 - Arryn Zech
H120 - Jeff Goldblum
H121 - Ray Park
H123 - Lucie Pohl
H200 - Changing Hands Author Signing Area
H220 - Steve Cardenas
H222 - Brian Herring
H224 - Walter Koenig
H226 - Garrett Wang
H230 - Jeremy Shada
North 120CD
North 121AB Coma Escape
North 121AB The Cell Escape
North 122ABC
North 123 Blood Drive
North 124AB
North 125AB
North 126ABC
North 127C
North 128AB
North 129A
North 129B
North 130
North 131AB
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North 132 ABC
North 222ABC
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North 225A
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North 228AB
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North 231ABC
North 232ABC
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West 101ABC Event Area
West 102ABC
West 103AB
West 104AB
West 105ABC
West 106ABC
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West 301A
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