Detective Comics

Paul Kupperberg on May 1st, 2021

(This essay was originally written for a collection spotlighting the artists who followed Superman co-creator Joe Shuster on the comics and syndicated newspaper strip. A small portion of the piece was cannibalized for the “My Favorite 13 Win Mortimer Golden Age DC Comics Covers” column on the 13th Dimension website celebrating Win’s May 1 birthday.)… Read the rest

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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 December 14th, 2019

From Detective Comics #504 (July 1981), another “Tales of Gotham City”/Commissioner Gordon back-up story, “A Day in the Life of a Cop,” with art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella.

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Paul Kupperberg on December 13th, 2019

I’d later do a close to two year run as the writer of Superboy with Kurt Schaffenberger, but I believe this was the first time the legendary artist of Captain Marvel and Lois Lane ever drew one of my scripts. From Detective Comics #485 (August-September 1979), a Hudson Collage-era Robin the Boy Wonder in “The Case of the Cavorting Corpse!”… 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 November 29th, 2019

In 1994, I had the privilege of meeting and spending some time with Golden Age comic book creator Creig Flessel (1912-2008) when we were both guests at a comic book convention in Kansas City. My buddy/brother Rick Stasi, one of the convention organizers, asked me to present Creig with a Lifetime Achievement Award at that show, one of those things that conventions hand out to guests of honor on a fairly regular basis.… Read the rest

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Another find from the files, an Elongated Man back-up story written for, but never published in, THE FLASH #270 (February 1979) for editor Ross Andru. The scans I found had the notation pencilled “unedited” on page one of the script, and a “Written OFF -30-” stamp on the back of the last page.… Read the rest

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