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Paul Kupperberg on March 10th, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE!

Son of the Unpublished Comic Book Scripts of Paul Kupperberg
Cover by Rick Stasi
Buffalo Avenue Books
Paperback & eBook
288 pages
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Paul Kupperberg on July 19th, 2020

Yes, I cut up some of my comic books in the late-1960s. Get over it!

Books and histories about comics were virtually nonexistent. Reprints, especially from the Golden Age, were few and far between. And the big “and”… and, there was no internet!… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on June 12th, 2020

I’ve always admired the hell out of Denny O’Neil (May 3, 1939 – June 11, 2020). I admired his skill as a writer. I admired his ability to continually grow and hone his craft, whether in comic books or prose. I admired the simple, surefooted way he approached story and dialogue and his calm, confident style of editing, as well as his knack for explaining and teaching what he knew.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 24th, 2020

Once upon a time, DC Comics had this great children’s magazine published along with the Welsh Publishing Company called Superman & Batman Magazine, a mixed bag of comics and feature articles built around the DC stable of Superstars. Superman & Batman Magazine was edited by Charlie Kochman, who asked me to write a July 4th themed Hawkman story for S&BM #5 (Summer 1994).… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 29th, 2019

Don’t ask me what I was thinking. All I remember is, I had recently read a historical factoid that for reasons beyond reason fascinated me, and when editor Paul Levitz asked me for an Atom ten-pager for 1977’s one-shot DC 5-Star Super-Hero Spectacular (DC Special Series #1) Dollar Comic, also featuring Batman, Flash, Green Arrow, and Aquaman, I saw the chance to send the Mighty Mite back in time via Professor Hyatt’s Time Pool and confront the situation.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 12th, 2019

From Detective Comics #489 (April 1980), a rare solo Commissioner Gordon story, this as one of the “Tales of Gotham City” feature in the then jumbo-sized Dollar Comic format. Art is by the great Irv Novick, with inks by Steve Mitchell.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 21st, 2018

As noted last time, short prose stories used to be a staple of comic books but had largely faded from favor by the 1950s. But the idea lived on and appeared often in the 1970s and 1980s in the pages of assorted DC Comic British hardcover, square bound reprint annuals and albums.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 14th, 2018

One of my duties in the early 2000s as an editor in DC Comics’ Licensing Group was to write or re-write a variety of DC Superhero themed stunt and stage shows presented at the various Six Flags Amusement Parks across the country.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 4th, 2016

img_2383Once upon a time, the mighty Warner Entertainment was known as Warner Bros. and it wasn’t so mighty. In fact, in 1968, it was sold to Steve Ross’s Kinney National Company, a small conglomerate consisting of a Hollywood talent agency, parking lots, cleaning companies, and funeral homes for $64 million.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 21st, 2016

DKAnd now, another thrill-packed episode of a column I used to write for Bookgasm.com

Better yet, let’s not go out to the movies! Twelve bucks for a ticket, another fifteen for eats, plus babysitters and parking…then the movie has to compete with other people’s conversations, cell phones, crying babies, shrieking children, and talking back to the screen.… Read the rest

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