Len Wein

Paul Kupperberg on February 16th, 2020
The legendary Joe Giella and me, at the 2019 Terrificon.

This is one of those stories that always makes the little fan inside of me giggle in happiness and delight. It has nothing to do with the script I’d written and everything to do–as my fellow fans of a certain age will surely understand–with the two men who drew it: Penciller, Irv Novick and inker, Joe Giella.… 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 September 15th, 2017

It must have been 1968, just before DC Comics (then known as National Periodical Publications, or just National) move from 575 Lexington Avenue, and I was a thirteen year old comic book reader making my first visit to the Manhattan offices of DC Comics.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on May 22nd, 2017

The character of Ch’p, the Green Lantern from the planet H’lven, first appeared in an untitled Tales of the Green Lantern Corps back-up story in Green Lantern #148 (January 1982). Ch’p wasn’t supposed to be a joke, contrary to the eventual fate of the character at the hands of the clueless.… 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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Paul Kupperberg on December 16th, 2015

Another installment of the column I used to write for Bookgasm.com:

Thanks to Batman, comic books were cool in the 1960s. They’d been kid stuff in the ‘40s, a danger to the very moral fiber of our great nation in the ‘50s, but Adam West in a leotard got people to take a new and different look at comics.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 1st, 2015

…(And Writers) As Younger Men By Themselves (and Others)

A special Throwback Thursday (#TBT) post, featuring circa 1970 portraits of several artists and writers by themselves or others, culled from the sketchbook collection of my late brother, artist Alan Kupperberg. Enjoy!… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on September 4th, 2009

After a long lapse (pardon me for having a life…as hellacious as it can sometimes be), there’s a new installment of Capes, Cowls & Costumes my comic book novelization column up at the very fine Bookgasm.com. This time around, I interview comics legend Marv Wolfman (okay, it’s really funny calling guys I’ve know, like forever, “legends,” but there you have it) about his role as co-packager/co-editor/writer on the Marvel Novel Series, published by Pocket Books in late-1970s, as well as his comic book tie-in writing since then.… Read the rest

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