Paul Kupperberg on January 12th, 2016

Batman2Where were you on Wednesday, January 12, 1966 at 7:29 p.m. EST? Me, I had my ass planted firmly in front of our TV set, warmed up and tuned to ABC, channel 7 in New York, ten and one half years old and breathlessly awaiting the debut of Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 30th, 2015

A few of the pieces of correspondence I received during my tenure as an editor at DC Comics. Way cooler than an email, right?

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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 November 14th, 2011
“Some days you can’t get rid of a bomb!”
The Dynamic Duo and the Jaunty Jew
Ready to take off aboard the Batcopter!
With artist and DC VP/Art Director, Mark Chiarello
Mark Chiarello, Captain Action Enterprises’ Ed Catto, and cartoonist/letterer Rick Parker
And speaking of Captain Action
Writer and one-time DC Comics’ production manager, Bob Rozakis
Lee Meriwether, Catwoman in the 1966 BATMAN movie, autographs the Batcopter from the same film
My pal (and collaborator) Jim Beard, editor of Sequential Arts’ GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, to which I contributed an essay
Golden Age great and DONDI creator, the inimitable Irwin Hasen
Artist and one-time DC production artist, Steve Manion, with Papercutz editor/publisher Jim Salicrup, and Una McGurk
“Rest easy, citizens!”
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Paul Kupperberg on December 24th, 2009

I was recently asked by my buddy Jim Beard to contribute to Gotham City 14 Miles, a book of essays on Batman he is editing for the Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (to be published in July 2010). My subject was the lasting effects of the 1960s Batman TV show on the character and on pop culture.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 20th, 2009
Over on, there’s plenty more reading material to get excited about, including the latest installment of my own Capes, Cowls & Costumes. In this week’s thrill-packed episode, I take a look at some widdle kiddie books for kids from tots to teens.
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Paul Kupperberg on November 21st, 2008

Over on, the latest bi-weekly installment of my Capes, Cows & Costumes column is up and ready to be read. This week, I look at some of the superhero junior novels on my bookshelf starring Superman, Batman, X-Men and Iron Man.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 23rd, 2008

Last week I ran Part I of this short story I wrote that appeared in The Further Adventures of Batman, Volume 3: Featuring Catwoman, edited by Martin H. Greenberg (Bantam, 1993. Here’s Part II:

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Selina Kyle was disturbed by the night’s encounter.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 20th, 2008

On Friday, I posted the art for an 8-page Batman story I wrote that appeared in Gotham Knights #29. This is the script that artist John Watkiss drew the story from. The illustration is by the talented Rick Burchett, a piece for a Batman reader that I edited.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 17th, 2008

Same character as yesterday’s entry, different medium. This is an 8-page back-up I wrote for Gotham Knights #29 (July 2002), part of the ‘Batman Black & White’ series of stories, edited by the wickedly talented Mark Chiarello (who’s also a hell of a fine artist and one of the truly good guys; check out his book, Heroes of the Negro Leagues from Abrams whether you care about baseball or not) and drawn by John Watkiss (also wickedly talented and who also has some books to offer).… Read the rest

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