Archie Comics

Paul Kupperberg on March 17th, 2020

Glossary: Tandy Corporation was the parent corporation of Radio Shack.
Radio Shack was a chain of stores that sold electronics.
TRS-80 (i.e. Tandy/Radio Shack 80 Micro Computer System), a desktop computer launched in 1977, running TRSDOS, with 48KB memory.

I wrote this Tandy Computer Whiz Kids comic, a Radio Shack custom comic giveaway, in 1985 for Archie Comics.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 11th, 2017

Declassified at last! The untold tale of ““How Veronica Lodge Saved the United States of America From Committing A Terrible Mistake!”, a 10-page script written in October of 2009 for Archie Comics that, as far as I know, was never drawn and, for reasons unknown to me, never published.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on April 6th, 2014

I don’t know how things are set up there now, but when I was still on staff at DC Comics, the company had a Special Projects department from which flowed a diverse variety of comic book and comic book-related product. Formalized sometime in the late-1970s/early-1980s under the supervision of artist and editor Joe Orlando, the department was responsible for everything from creating art and packaging for DC’s licensors to producing comic books in a range of formats for the promotion of those licensed properties and numerous social causes.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 15th, 2013

2898899-02It was a Monday, like any other Monday. Nobody likes Mondays. Not even freelance writers. Everybody knows that Mondays just suck.

And then I logged onto Facebook and saw this post from Dan Parent, writer/artist/creator of Archie Comics’ groundbreaking Kevin Keller title:

“I got a Harvey Award nomination !Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on April 20th, 2013

69093_10151536678862141_258291418_nKevin certainly isn’t the first book I’ve had published…but it’s the first one I that’s ever received this level of marketing support from its publisher (Grossett & Dunlap/Penguin), which has made for an exciting couple of weeks for me. I’ve done numerous interviews with the mainstream and fan press in support of the book but, for me, the highlight of the whole experience was the talk and signing I did with Kevin Keller creator Dan Parent, Archie Comics writer/artist extraordinaire, on the book’s publication day, April 18, at New York City’s Strand Book Store, one of the few remaining independent booksellers in town!… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on June 9th, 2012

Yesterday, I was at my local Barnes and Noble, in Westport, Connecticut for one of my periodic browses. Checking out the new releases. Seeing what’s current in biography (mostly TV personalities, most of whom are completely unknown to me). Non-fiction. Essays and criticism.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on June 7th, 2012

I was interviewed yesterday by a staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor for an article about gay characters in comics called “Holy matrimony, Batman! Are comic books legalizing gay marriage?” Putting aside the obvious and easy “Holy fill in the blank, Batman” cliché (a particular peeve of mine; I refer you to my essay, “Some Days You Just Can’t Get Rid of a Bomb: The Legacy of Batman” in Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters for a long-winded but scrupulously researched explanation), something else about the article bothered me:

The writer describes me as “the artist who drew the Archie issue.”… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 18th, 2011

A fine time was had by all! Met friends old and new, talked some business, took some pictures:

Me and the cover to the first LIFE WITH ARCHIE collection at the Archie Comics Booth
Power Girl and me
Me and Supergirl
Me and Plastic Man
From left to right: letterer extraordinaire John Workman, DC writer/production whiz Bob Rozakis, me (kneeling), DC writer/editor Jack C.
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Paul Kupperberg on December 23rd, 2010

Looks as though the events in Life With Archie: The Married Life #6 (on sale December 29) have struck a chord. I’ll admit, when I wrote the issue I got a bit choked up, so I’m not surprised at the response, from the New York Times to the fan press.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 29th, 2010

When I started writing for Archie Comics about a year ago, the first script I turned in was a 10-page story entitled “All the Doggone Day!”

When I saw veteran Archie artist supreme Stan Goldberg at the NY Comicon earlier this month, I told him that my Archie-writing experience wouldn’t really be complete until he drew one of my scripts.… Read the rest

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