Spider-Man

Paul Kupperberg on July 7th, 2018
Steve Ditko. Wow. It’s hard to process. I only ever met the man once, during my editorial tenure at DC Comics, but I was first introduced to the creator Steve Ditko in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man and Dr. Strange in the early 1960s.
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Paul Kupperberg on February 10th, 2016

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird…it’s a plane…no! It’s a 2008 column I wrote from Bookgasm.com!

1CHALLSA survey of the shelves of your local bookseller would seem to indicate that in order to score a book deal, a comic book character has to have either widespread recognition, a movie or a TV show to support them.… 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 January 26th, 2014

ditko_bannerI love the way the history of the comics industry is “debated” on the internet.

Proclamations are made. Decisions about who created what are boldly and confidently made. Judgments about individuals involved in said creations are passed.

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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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Paul Kupperberg on October 8th, 2008

As a glance at the sidebar to the left of And Then I Wrote… will show, I also write a bit of non-fiction, mostly for the young adult (5th – 8th grade) market. I seem to do about two of these year, the first dozen or so for Rosen Publishing (a library and school school library publisher) and I’m about to begin on my third for Chelsea House, a division of Facts-On-File.… Read the rest

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