Reading from KEVIN at NY's Strand Bookstore 4/20/13

Reading from KEVIN at NY’s Strand Bookstore 4/20/13

Paul Kupperberg, born in a little log cabin he helped his father build in Brooklyn New York, is the writer of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed Life With Archie: The Married Life Magazine for Archie Comics, nominated for a 2012 Eisner Award in the Best Publication for Young Adults category and a 2013 Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album Previously Published. Life With Archie has also been nominated for a 2014 GLAAD Award (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) for “Outstanding Comic Book.” His young adult novel, Kevin, featuring Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics, was published in April 2013 by Penguin/Grossett & Dunlap, and Kevin Keller Mad Libs is coming in 2014. He is also the writer of hundreds of books, stories, comic books, and newspaper comic strips.

Paul is also the Executive Editor of Charlton Neo Comics, a new publishing venture with Roger McKenzie and Mort Todd, resurrecting the long-defunct brand with all new characters, comics, and stories, written and drawn by some of the biz’s best talents, including Paul Kupperberg’s Secret Romances, The Charlton Arrow, Charlton Wild Frontier, and many more titles to come! He is also the creator and writer, with artist P.D. Angel Gabriele, of N.E.O., a weekly comic strip now appearing on Pix-C Web Comics, a new subscription site, along with comic strips by Steve Ditko, John Severin, Roger McKenzie, Sandy Carruthers, Mort Todd, Brad Hamlin, and others, as well as the upcoming all-ages humor-adventure-horror strip, The Scarry Squad in Charltoons #1 (October 2015).















Paul entered comics through the world of fandom where he was involved with his friend Paul Levitz in such fan publications as Etcetera, The Comic Reader, and the program books for the legendary New York Comic Conventions run by Phil Seuling in the early-1970s. In 1975, Paul began selling comic book stories to the the now defunct Charlton Comics and never looked back.

He has written such comic book characters as Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, Vigilante, Power Girl, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Doom Patrol, Captain America, Conan, Captain Action, Archie, The Simpsons, Johnny Bravo, Scooby Doo, and dozens of others. He is the creator of the comic series Arion, Lord of Atlantis, Checkmate, and Takion, has written on-line web animation, the syndicated Superman and Tom & Jerry newspaper strips, the feature “Trash” for England’s 2000 A.D. magazine, humor and parody for Marvel’s Crazy Magazine and Weekly World News, stories featuring Star Trek, Dr. Who, the Phantom, Batman, the Green Hornet, and the Lone Ranger as well as stories for various fantasy and horror anthologies, more than a dozen young adult non-fiction books on subjects ranging from history and science to biography and pop culture, the Spider-Man novels Crime Campaign and Murdermoon for Pocket Books, the young adult novel Wishbone: The Sirian Conspiracy (with Michael Jan Friedman), the humor book Jew-Jitsu: The Hebrew Hands of Fury, the novel JSA: Ragnarok, storybooks featuring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman for Stone Arch Books, and color & activity books featuring such DreamWorks properties as King Fu Panda, Penguins of Madagascar, Puss In Boots, and MegaMind for Dalmatian Publishing.

Paul’s mystery novel The Same Old Story, set in the comic book industry of the 1950s, published by Crazy 8 Press, is available in trade paperback and for the Nook and the Kindle.

His latest projects include the critically acclaimed ReDeus: Divine Tales, ReDeus: Beyond Borders, and ReDeus: Native Lands, a new anthology series created with Bob Greenberger and Aaron Rosenberg, published by Crazy 8 Press) and LatchKeys Chapter 4: Bootleg Wars (part of an ongoing young adult fantasy series, also from Crazy 8 Press). His short stories, “Vodka Martini, Straight Up, Hold the Jinn” and “Shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch” appear in R. Allen Leider’s anthologies Hellfire Lounge 3: Jinn Rummy and Hellfire Lounge 4: Reflections of Evil. In May 2015, he published The Unpublished Comic Book Scripts of Paul Kupperberg and in August, he published a collection of his short stories, In My Shorts: Hitler’s Bellhop and Other Stories.

In former lives, Paul has also been an Editor for DC Comics, Executive Editor of Weekly World News and Senior Editor of World Wrestling Entertainment’s WWE Kids Magazine. He lives in Connecticut and is the father to a kid named Max.




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25 Comments on About

  1. Ron says:

    Hi Mr. Kupperberg, I wanted to know about the possibilities of mailing you a comic to sign? It is a copy of Brave and the Bold 163. It was the first comic book my Dad ever bought me and I would love to find a way for you to autograph it for me if possible.

  2. Stephen Welch says:

    I have Crime Campaign and Murdermoon. Actually I am only missing one the Marvel Novels published back then. Thoroughly enjoyed both books.

  3. Thank you so much for your work on Kevin! I’ve written a review of the book here:

    Wishing you peace,
    Craig Wiesner
    Reach And Teach

  4. Jeffrey H. Wasserman says:

    I seem to recall you did a lot of very fine writing for fanzines, too, back in the day.

  5. Kris Nelson says:

    I am a huge fan of Arion – Lord of Atlantis, and am wondering if it is/will be collected into one volume – including the back-up stories in Warlord #55 – 62. What a great conception – should be remembered along with Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock…

  6. Cousin Bob says:


    Just found this.

    I’m schlepping such nochas from this.


  7. Steve says:

    I have been trying to get a copy of Alan’s “Frenchy’s Return – The Complete Evil Clown”. Do you know how I can get a hold of him to get a copy?

  8. Jon Daulton says:

    Hi Mr. Kupperberg.

    I’ve a couple of questions regarding House of Mystery 252, specifically “Death Strikes at My Old Kentucky Home!” Are you the first writer to establish that the House of Mystery and House of Secrets are located in Kentucky? And if so, how’d you come to place them there?

    Thanks! =)

    • Hi Jon,
      I think I may have been the first one to put the Houses in Kentucky…and as I vaguely recall, it was solely so I could use that title, a play on the song, “My Old Kentucky Home.” Yes, sometimes the reason for these things are just that silly.

  9. Robert Trlak says:

    Me Kupperberg

    Recently purchased a 1981 Green Lantern comic who was from the planet of Trlak. How did you come up with the planet name?

    Robert Trlak
    Chicago IL

    • I don’t recall exactly where I got the name from, but I was (and am) a fan of the TV show WKRP IN CINCINNATI, so it looks like I might have corrupted the name of the Herb Tarlek character to come up with “Trlak”.

  10. andy malone says:

    Hi Mr. Kupperberg;
    In regards to the house of mystery; did you give a specific location in kentucky ?

  11. Carmen says:

    Hello, mr. Kupperberg. I`m a huge fan of Arion, Lord of Atlantis. I practically grew up with him, and I recently discovered that you wrote a book inspired on him, “Two tales of Atlantis”. Unfortunately, I can´t found it in Amazon or any shop and I was wondering if you could help me to find it. Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Carmen,
      Thanks so much! I self-published “Two Tales of Atlantis” as an eBook several years ago. Since then, I’ve become part of a small, creator-owned publishing group, Crazy 8 Press ( and discontinued my other eBooks. I DO plan on publishing “Two Tales” through Crazy 8, although it will be THREE tales and will include a new novella that I’m working on. I hope to have it out in the next year or so!

  12. Rob says:

    Dear Mr. Kupperberg,

    I recently saw news that you will be on a panel at an up coming ComicCon featuring Supergirl. When it’s all said an done, and you have time, please share with us the details. You did such a fantastic job in the 1980s on her title, I think it would be fascinating to hear your thoughts about her popularity over 30 years later.

    Thanks and have a great day!

  13. Carl Rosenberg says:

    Mr. Kupperberg, I very much liked your story, “Dangerous Imaginings,” in the anthology Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone. The anthology is a fascinating exercise in itself, and your story is one of the most interesting ones in it.

  14. Lee Wilson says:

    Hi Paul,

    Loved your work on Peacemaker and Checkmate where you gained a fan for life. I’ve spent years now picking up various series that you’ve worked on and enjoying them wholeheartedly. Thanks for the years of joy you’ve brought by entertaining the world.
    Please try and make your way somewhere near Detroit so I can hopefully shake your hand and get an autograph.

  15. Mike Pasqua says:

    I just had a chance to finish Ragnarok…it’s a great read. Is there any chance that the other two JSA books will be released?

  16. Mark Ammerman says:

    Hey, Paul. I’ve been reading old letters from Duffy Vohland today, and working on a brief tribute to his “fanac” (as he called his frenetic presence in Fandom prior to migrating to Marvel.)

    So, I’ve been looking him up online also, and found some things you wrote about him. Just thought you’d enjoy seeing a few collaborations between Duffy and me (my pencils, his inks), from back in the early 70s. So I sent them to your Facebook message box… We ain’t “friends” on Facebook, so you likely won’t get a notification that the art is in there. Take a peek.

  17. Wes Nichol says:

    Hey Paul, I’m a huge fan, been catching up on all of your years of amazing work. The origin of house of mystery is still widely unknown, I heard you had in fact done one?

  18. Tellshiar says:

    Hi, I know you knew Duffy Vohland. I have a question about him and hop you can answer it as I just bought something that was his. Any info about it would be appreciated it. Please contact me if you can with the info requested on this form.


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