Mickey Spillane

Paul Kupperberg on February 29th, 2016

Another installment of the column I wrote for Bookgasm.con in 2008:

capescowls Books with no pictures in them? What would comic book writers know about those?

More than you might think, at least in the last quarter century or so. Sure, there’s always been the occasional comic book writer who broke out of the funny book ghetto and made the move to writing prose (Mickey Spillane, William Woolfolk, Gardner Fox, Alvin Schwartz, to name a few off the top of my head), but for the most part, comic book writers stuck with the medium what brung ‘em.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 5th, 2010

More discoveries from the bottom of the file cabinet!

A file folder labeled “Autographs/Sketches,” containing, among other things, personalized autographs from Gumby & Pokey creator Art Clokey (“Hi, Paul–Have a Gumby life, Art Clokey”…words to live by, my friends) and Mickey Spillane; a postcard from author and Elric creator Michael Moorcock (signed “Mike”); signed notes from Joe Simon (as in …& Kirby), Dick Sprang (where the “good” Batman artist of the 1940s and 1950s thanks me for a short bio I wrote of him and calls me a “superb editor”!!);… Read the rest

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