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Paul Kupperberg on July 18th, 2020

Or, How I Stopped Worrying and Started Cutting Up Silver Age Comic Books

First of all, I didn’t know it was any age of comic books at the time. I was a reader making the transformation to fan; readers read comics, maybe saved them, but didn’t collect and wasn’t aware of their history.… Read the rest

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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 February 2nd, 2020

When you’ve written about a thousand and a half of these things over 45 years, only a relative handful are likely to stand out in your memory. One of the standouts for me was the time I spent writing the Phantom Stranger, the supernatural hero created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino that first appeared in DC Comics’ The Phantom Stranger #1 (August-September 1952).… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 16th, 2020

Last time on PaulKupperberg.com…this! Now, Part 2–“The Choice!” from Green Lantern #153 (June 1982). This Tale of the Green Lantern Corps was pencilled by Carmine Infantino, inked by Frank Chiaramonte, lettered by Adam Kubert, colored by Anthony Tollin, and blue-pencilled by Dave Manak.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 15th, 2020

Part 1 of a 2-part Tales of the Green Lantern Corps back-up story from Green Lantern #152 (May 1982), another pencil and ink job by irascible Carmine Infantino. “Paradise World” was lettered by the cantankerous Milt Snappin, colored by the avuncular Anthony Tollin, and edited by the durable Dave Manak.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 6th, 2008

The Same Old Story, she is written, being read by several friends for consistency and suckishness (my wife’s already read it; not to keep you in suspense, she loved it). It’s also out to an agent of my acquaintance for consideration.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on August 1st, 2008

Rod Lott edits the most excellent book review site, Bookgasm.com, “reading material to get excited about,” covering every sort of literature, from Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited to DC Comics’ latest Showcase Presents the Legion of Super-Heroes reprint. I read it daily and discover at least one book a week I might otherwise have passed by (including Paul Malmont’s tremendous The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril).… Read the rest

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