Short Story

Paul Kupperberg on March 1st, 2020

The second of my Phantom Stranger scripts for Action Comics Weekly to be drawn by the legendary (even then!) Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. “Tommy’s Monster” in ACW #641 (March 7, 1989) is an unabashed homage to one of my earliest comedy influences, the television and absurdist humor writer Jack Douglas‘ “The Boy Who Cried Dinosaur” from his first short story collection, My Brother Was an Only Child (Dutton, 1959), which, for your entertainment pleasure, follows the PS tale in this post.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 24th, 2020

Once upon a time, DC Comics had this great children’s magazine published along with the Welsh Publishing Company called Superman & Batman Magazine, a mixed bag of comics and feature articles built around the DC stable of Superstars. Superman & Batman Magazine was edited by Charlie Kochman, who asked me to write a July 4th themed Hawkman story for S&BM #5 (Summer 1994).… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on December 30th, 2019

Back in the van dyke and Dollar Comics days of Green Arrow, from World’s Finest #257 (June/July 1979), “Time Keeps on Killing” featuring the timely menace of the Clock King as well as the art of Jose Delbo and Frank McLaughlin, plus coloring by Jerry Serpe and lettering by Shelly Lefferman.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 23rd, 2018

In addition to reprinting a trio of swell 1971-72 Superman stories with art by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson, the British hardcover Superman Official Album 1985 (London Editions) also featured a pair of illustrated text stories, including “I Was Superman’s Double!”… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on May 14th, 2017

The sky was just beginning to show its early morning colors when Harry and Flo unlocked the front door of the candy store on the corner of Remsen Avenue and Avenue B and carried the waiting bundles of newspapers inside. Their daily routine was well established after more than a dozen years in the store and it wasn’t much different from the one they had followed for six years before that in the old place in Queens.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 1st, 2013

huge Nussbaum knocked on the door of apartment 3-E and rattled the doorknob.

“Himmelstein,” he said and knocked again. “You home, Himmelstein?”

Nussbaum knew the answer. He could hear the muted drone of Himmelstein’s television behind the door and smell the layer of fresh cigar smoke over the stale base of odor that always lingered there in the hallway.… Read the rest

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“Waiting for the Man With A Copy of “The Catcher in the Rye” is a short story based on a piece of work created by my grandmother, Ann Kupperberg (circa 1901-1979), a talented painter who took up sculpting after the loss of her eyesight later in life.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on November 20th, 2012

I’m working on the third story featuring the snarky Leo Persky, a.k.a. Weekly World News reporter “Terrance Strange.” WWN, for those who don’t recall, was the black and white supermarket tabloid published by the chowderheads at American Media, Inc., the folks who bring you the gossipy National Enquirer.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on September 29th, 2011
I’ve written a new story for Richard Leider’s anthology, Hellfire Lounge 3: Jinn Rummy, published by Marietta Publishing, currently scheduled for Summer 2012 publication.
The theme is the jinn, or genies, and I went back to a character I had used in a previous story (which originally appeared in Moonstone Publishing’s Vampires: Dracula and the Undead Legions, and is available in my eBook, In My Shorts: Hitler’s Bellhop and Other Stories on,
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Paul Kupperberg on April 29th, 2010


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Silent as a tomb. In the dead of night.



He never really thought about what that meant until now. Walking through a cemetery in the hour just after dusk on a bone chilling autumn evening, colder than the time of year warranted, cold, he thought, as the grave.Read the rest

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