Jack Kirby

Paul Kupperberg on March 21st, 2020
Cover by HOWARD PORTER.

I’ve always liked this story, “Visions of Glory,” the framing sequence for the 80-page Justice League Quarterly #16 (September 1994), the “All Glory Issue” featuring four stories starring General Glory. General Glory was a star spangled parody of the straitlaced, upright Captain America created by the irrepressible Keith Giffen and J.M.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 21st, 2020

Browsing through old DC Comics house ads reminds me of probably my all-time favorite comic book, Showcase, a title I would eventually get to contribute to. Here’s the introduction I wrote in 1992 for the collected THE ESSENTIAL SHOWCASE (1956-1959) volume.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on November 15th, 2018

On August 8, 1987, during the San Diego Comicon, the comic book industry threw a surprise 70th birthday party for Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) at the Hotel Dan Diego, organized by Mark Evanier, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, Steve Rude, Scott Shaw, and many others.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 7th, 2018
Steve Ditko. Wow. It’s hard to process. I only ever met the man once, during my editorial tenure at DC Comics, but I was first introduced to the creator Steve Ditko in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man and Dr. Strange in the early 1960s.
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Paul Kupperberg on January 26th, 2014

ditko_bannerI love the way the history of the comics industry is “debated” on the internet.

Proclamations are made. Decisions about who created what are boldly and confidently made. Judgments about individuals involved in said creations are passed.

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Paul Kupperberg on October 4th, 2009

I wrote this introduction to the first volume of DC’s CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN ARCHIVES back in February 2003. Always loved the Challs, although by the time I discovered the book, the great Bob Brown had been the primary artist for years…


Introduction to CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN ARCHIVES Vol.
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