I came across a listing for dc comics the dark age. When I inquired about it, it was being printed in german. Do you know if it and the following volume was ever printed in English? 30. April 2020

There’s been no American edition. If there was a German one, I’ve never seen it.


Were DC and Marvel comics from the golden age initially targeted to kids, teens, or adults? And why? 30. April 2020

Different editors probably had different ‘targets’ in mind…no one did any kind of real market research, or complex guidance in those days, it was all on instinct. And remember that the typical adult literacy/education level in those years was what we’d expect of very young kids these days.


I was wondering when the decision was made that the New 52 Legion run was an alternate world version, and what led to thar decision? 30. April 2020

I wrote the ending of the series to open the possibility that it was an alternate future because I felt that elements Keith had added to the plot of the last arc took it too far away from the future I envisioned. It wasn’t conclusive, though, just a possibility…you can choose for yourself.


Dear Paul, How can I get you out to our Fingerlakes Comic Con June 8-10 in Auburn, NY? 7. April 2018

My schedule for that period is very volatile, as my daughter’s due in early May, and grandchild-to-be takes priority. Can you send me details at paul.levitz@gmail.com and perhaps I can make a last minute decision to appear?


Dear Paul, I have a Legion question for you. Was Medicus One, the 30th century orbiting hospital, supposed to be the re-created JLA satellite from the JLA/JSA LSH crossover in JLA 148? 22. March 2018

Nope. More influenced by the Sector General stories by James White, which chronicled a space station hospital that treated all sorts of alien beings.


Dear Paul, I am doing a critical analysis of Silver Age Green Lantern and was wondering if DC or anyone else had John Broome’s or Julius Schwartz’s papers relating to the reboot. Thank you. 8. January 2018

Doubt it. DC didn’t save any such ‘papers’ in those years or for decades thereafter. It’s possible Peggy Broome is still alive (I’ve lost track), but it would be very unusual for a comics writer of that generation to save any drafts or notes, much less to pass them along.


Dear Paul, I’ve just read Justice Society # 66 on Diversions of the Groovy Kind. Strangely, the story featured Das Island as a location. My late father worked on Das Island between 1975 & 1990, so I wondered what made you pick Das as a location, for Justice Society # 66? Thank you. 30. November 2017

Sorry, no memory of how that happened.


I recently saw a Sunday sample from a proposed Jonah Hex newspaper strip by Mike Fleisher and Russ Heath. Not surprisingly, it was gorgeous and makes me think of what could have been. But I never heard a peep about this before. Any insight into its background – who proposed it, when this was, how far the idea got? 30. November 2017

Pretty sure Joe Orlando was developing that out of DC’s special projects team in the late ’70s, when we were working with the Tribune Syndicate on Superman. There was also a Shelly Mayer Sugar & Spike project, if memory serves. Both would have been amazing if they could have happened.


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