Julius Schwartz

Paul Kupperberg on January 12th, 2020

I love Carmine Infantino.

Well, I love his art, anyway. To be honest, in person, he could be kind of crotchety and snarly. But as a young, early-1960s comic book reader, Carmine was the first artist whose style I came to recognize and could instantly identify from his work on Flash and Adam Strange.… 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 June 19th, 2015

Today would have been legendary DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz’s 100th birthday. Like most comic book fans growing up in the 1960s, Julie’s books had a profound effect on me as a reader. Unlike most comic book fans growing up in the 1960s, I made the move into the professional arena in 1975 and, by the early 1980s, I was writing regularly for Julie’s office on various Superman titles.Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on November 9th, 2009
“Eyes of the Beholders!” Continued
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Pal and “Eyes of the Beholders!” penciller Rick Stasi sent me this scan, pulled from eBay, of a page (page 7 to be precise) from our (probably) never-published story, the script for which can be found in the previous three postings.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on November 8th, 2009

“Eyes of the Beholders”-Part 3
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Paul Kupperberg on November 7th, 2009

“The Eyes of the Beholders”

-Part 2

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Paul Kupperberg on November 5th, 2009

The following script was written, if memory serves me — and it seldom does — in the mid-1980s. DC Comics legendary editor Julie Schwartz was semi-retired from monthly comics, but still working on special projects, like DC’s science fiction graphic novel series, and, for a time, on fill-in issues of ongoing titles.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 7th, 2009

It’s exactly one month and a day shy of the fifth anniversary of the death of Julius Schwartz, legendary comic book editor, science fiction agent, bon vivant, and a dear friend. I don’t remember exactly when I first met Julie, but I had to have been a kid (I started hanging around the DC offices around 1970, when I was 15) and he was, no doubt, the scariest editor I had ever seen.… Read the rest

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