The Flash

Paul Kupperberg on February 21st, 2020

Browsing through old DC Comics house ads reminds me of probably my all-time favorite comic book, Showcase, a title I would eventually get to contribute to. Here’s the introduction I wrote in 1992 for the collected THE ESSENTIAL SHOWCASE (1956-1959) volume.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 6th, 2020

For editor Julie Schwartz, I wrote the alliteratively titled “Secret of the Shooting Star,” an 8-page Wally West/Kid Flash back-up for The Flash #265 (September 1978). Art was by Alex Saviuk and Bob Smith, lettering by Milt Snappin, and coloring by Mario Sen.… Read the rest

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Another find from the files, an Elongated Man back-up story written for, but never published in, THE FLASH #270 (February 1979) for editor Ross Andru. The scans I found had the notation pencilled “unedited” on page one of the script, and a “Written OFF -30-” stamp on the back of the last page.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 30th, 2015

A few of the pieces of correspondence I received during my tenure as an editor at DC Comics. Way cooler than an email, right?

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Paul Kupperberg on May 9th, 2015

JSAragnaCOVERSeventy years ago today, the German Third Reich surrendered to the Allies and the war, at least the one that had raged across Europe since 1938, ended. This is my “recreation” of VE Day 1945, excerpted from the unpublished (and likely to remain so) novel JSA: RAGNAROK, written for iBooks.Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on June 19th, 2012

I cried the day Julie Schwartz died. It was February 8, 2004, a Sunday, and Paul Levitz called me that morning to deliver the news. My then wife and I had family coming over later in the day for a visit, but I spent that Sunday in numb shock over the loss of that dear, dear man.… Read the rest

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