Paul Levitz

Paul Kupperberg on December 24th, 2019

First of all: Jerry Grandenetti. An artist so good, Roy Lichtenstein pirated two of his illustrations for his fine art paintings (Jet Pilot, based on the cover of All-American Men of War #89, and As I Opened Fire, a triptych based on panels from “Wingmate of Doom” from #90).… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 19th, 2019

Another Weird War Tales tale, this one from Weird War Tales #83 (January 1980, on sale October 9, 1979), with art by Ric Estrada. This story, and “Brother War” from WWT #81, had both been co-written several years earlier with my friend Bob Toomey and originally sold to editor Louise Jones at Warren Magazines.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 18th, 2019

It was not only my pleasure to have gotten to know comic book artist Ric Estrada back in the 1970s, I would also have the privilege of his drawing a few stories that I scripted. Ric was a sweet and gentle man, an ordained minister, if I remember correctly, and a favorite artist of mine long before he drew the six-page “Brother War” for Weird War Tales #81 (November 1979).… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 14th, 2019

From Detective Comics #504 (July 1981), another “Tales of Gotham City”/Commissioner Gordon back-up story, “A Day in the Life of a Cop,” with art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella.

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Paul Kupperberg on December 13th, 2019

I’d later do a close to two year run as the writer of Superboy with Kurt Schaffenberger, but I believe this was the first time the legendary artist of Captain Marvel and Lois Lane ever drew one of my scripts. From Detective Comics #485 (August-September 1979), a Hudson Collage-era Robin the Boy Wonder in “The Case of the Cavorting Corpse!”… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 12th, 2019

From Detective Comics #489 (April 1980), a rare solo Commissioner Gordon story, this as one of the “Tales of Gotham City” feature in the then jumbo-sized Dollar Comic format. Art is by the great Irv Novick, with inks by Steve Mitchell.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 11th, 2019

One of the great things about DC’s many anthology titles of the 1970s and 1980s was that a writer never knew who might end up drawing their story. In this case, it was the legendary George Evans of EC Comics, Blazing Combat, and (shortly after doing this story) Secret Agent Corrigan fame, who was handed my dinky little script by editor Paul Levitz to actually render.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 10th, 2019

From DC’s Weird War Tales #68 (October 1978), the six-page “The Greatest Story Never Told!” It’s a pretty formulaic Comics Code Approved mystery tale, starring a Spanish Civil War-era Ernest Hemingway (can you tell I was an English Lit major?), and notable for being what I believe was the young Frank Miller’s second job for DC.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on March 13th, 2018

Here’s what you missed if you weren’t around in May, 1971:

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Paul Kupperberg on March 10th, 2018

Here’s what was going on in comics in April of 1971, according to Etcetera #2, published by Paul Levitz a and me. I still really like Blackmark, by the way.
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