Paul Kupperberg

Paul Kupperberg on April 19th, 2020

From Weird War Tales #76 (February 1979), here’s “The Fire Bug,” a 5-pager I wrote that was illustrated by Howard Chaykin, lettered by Ben Oda, colored by Jerry Serpe, and edited by Paul Levitz.

How ironic! Choke!<

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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 March 19th, 2020

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
George Santayana

In the early 2000s, I wrote several nonfiction books for middle school/high school readers for Rosen Publishing. These slim books, typically 12,000 – 25,000 words each, were volumes in series for school libraries, like “Astronaut Biographies” or “Histories of the American Colonies,” or this one, “Great Historic Disasters.”… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on March 17th, 2020

Glossary: Tandy Corporation was the parent corporation of Radio Shack.
Radio Shack was a chain of stores that sold electronics.
TRS-80 (i.e. Tandy/Radio Shack 80 Micro Computer System), a desktop computer launched in 1977, running TRSDOS, with 48KB memory.

I wrote this Tandy Computer Whiz Kids comic, a Radio Shack custom comic giveaway, in 1985 for Archie Comics.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on March 13th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2020

Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics
by Paul Kupperberg. Cover by Steven Butler. Foreword by Joe Staton.

PAUL KUPPERBERG’S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WRITING COMICS
By Paul Kupperberg

Foreword by Joe Staton • Cover by Steven Butler
Charlton Neo Media
Trade Paperback, Illustrated, 126 pages
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Paul Kupperberg on March 10th, 2020

I’ve written all sorts of different things in my career, from your basic short stories and novels and comic books to marketing and licensing material in every shape and form. One of those marketing jobs was Weird Organic Tales for Stuart Gordon, the brains behind Chicago’s famed Organic Theater Company, whose productions included WARP!Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 29th, 2020

Following a four-issue miniseries, Phantom Stranger landed in the pages of Action Comics Weekly as a regular, rotating feature. The Stranger has always attracted top tier artistic talent (Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Mike Mignola, to name a few), and the trend continued in his ACW strip, including two tales drawn by probably the top talent of the day, the amazing Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 20th, 2020

That’s it. That’s all you need to know. “Joe Orlando, Artist.”

Comics throws the word “legend” around an awful lot, but Joe (April 4, 1927 – December 23, 1998) is the real deal. A Wally Wood assistant who was soon drawing for William C.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 18th, 2020

Part 2 of “One Among the Stars,” a Tale of the Green Lantern Corps from Green Lantern #158 (November 1982), courtesy of me, penciler Irv Novick, inker and letterer Bruce Patterson, colorist Tom Zuiko, and editor Ernie Colon.

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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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