So while I can’t answer too many questions — confidentiality issues, general decency, and limits on the number of hours in the day I can spend here — I’ll try to answer questions that seem of general interest as often as I can.

General caution: please don’t ask me to review portfolios, scripts, or help you get work (time just doesn’t permit).

I think it’s high time there was a Paul Levitz At DC Comics autobiography. Any chance you’ve been working on one for decades, and that it will soon see print? 30. April 2020

Haven’t ever started on one. Maybe one day.

As someone whose job for decades was seeing to it that DC survived into its next era, how do you feel about the company’s new deal with Walmart? As a Canadian I as in favour of the idea until I realised that Canadian Walmarts, for reasons surpassing understanding, would not be stocking them. As someone who has been collecting since 1977, from the local corner store to the comic book specialty shop I have to drive an hour to visit, I’m a bit put out that there’s no way for me to get the Walmart-only material Bendis, King and Derington are slated to contribute in the coming months without paying scalpers prices on the internet. I guess my question is this: if DC wanted to get into Walmart, why didn’t they strike a deal with Archie, the way Marvel did? The Marvel/Archie digests are not exactly ideal, but at least they get into Walmarts AND specialty shops. For that matter, Archie has a line of fat paperbacks that Walmart stocks in their book section rather than in their cards and collectibles ghetto, which would seem to me to be a much better option for reprinting runs of current comics that inevitably run to five or six issues per completed story. I just don’t see how DC denying loyal collectors access to new material by their highest profile creators so that Walmart U.S. (and Walmart U.S. alone) can hide them in the toy aisle where most people who might actually want to buy them will never find them. 30. April 2020

The short answer is “It’s their turn, they have to do what they think is best.” And I’ll keep the long answer to myself.

Dear Paul, I enjoyed reading the interview with Jeanette Kahn that was supposed to be in the fourth Taschen volume of the DC Comics series. Will you be posting the interview that was meant to appear in the fifth volume anytime soon 30. April 2020

The interview with Jim Lee didn’t age as well, since he’s gone on to do so many new things in the years after I conducted it. No plans to run it.

Hello Mr Levitz, I’m an iconogrphic researcher preparing a collection of fascicules about masters of illustration between Victorian age and the sixties of XX century. There are 12 fascicules, 16 pages, 20x28cm format, devoted to W. Morris – J. J. Audubon – Belle Epoque – George Barbier – Tom Seidmann Freud – Author’s Adds from 30s – Joe Shuster – J. Elvgren – Mass Media and Pop Art – René Gruau – Saul Bass – Christmas Cards. Question: to illustrate may text about Joe Shuster, can I include about 20 images of first Action Comics and Superman covers, citing DC Comics credits? Thanks a lot. Greetings from Uruguay. Lucía Ametrano 30. April 2020

Sorry for the delay, but I’ve been off my website for months. You have to contact DC for permission, it has nothing to do with me.

What batman and justice league graphic novels are you working on? Any ideas when there could be a new superman/batman cartoon crossover movie? Will character the flash ever get a cartoon series and a cartoon movie? 30. April 2020

Haven’t been invited to write any of the DC heroes for a few years now, sadly.

Will your graphic novels the new 52 ever get cartoon series and cartoon movies? I would like to see animated movies and tv shows off all of them. When make batman/superman vol.7 for new 52? 30. April 2020

I’m not involved in that process for the past decade, so I don’t know any more than anyone reading the websites, sorry.

Estimado Paul Levitz: Hi! I’m an exchange student from Argentina interested in Creative Writing and Comics Studies, currently studying for a semester at Washington College. I have to write my thesis back at home to graduate, and I want to do it about comic books. I’m not academically interested in comic books’ themes nor in their history; I’d rather study their language. Not the type of language that appears in comics, but the kind of unique and original way of meaning and signifying that only the medium of comics has. Could you recommend me any book/article/whatever or put me in contact with someone who specializes in this, in the case you actually know some work about comic books’ language or some specialist (it doesn’t have to be an absolute expert, really) in this particular matter? Thanks in advance! And sorry for bothering you on a Saturday night. I’ll wait for your reply. Muchos saludos Felipe Rodolfo Hendriksen 30. April 2020

Sorry to take so long to reply, but I’ve been away from the website for a while. Best books I’d recommend are Scott McCloud’s UNDERSTANDING COMICS and Karasik & Newgarden’s HOW TO READ NANCY. I teach both of them in my college courses.

Not a question but rather a thank you. I was just viewing the Superman returns page from All-Star 62…it still gives me chills. Giffen and Wood did such a wonderful job but its your narration that elevated it to mythmaking. Such a love for the past from a writer still in his teens…one of your finest moments. 30. April 2020

One of my favorite pages, though most of the credit goes to Gerry Conway who plotted it and Keith Giffen, who broke it down and drew it. I just added words. I used to own the color guide, but I gave to a friend who had acquired Woody’s original art, feeling they should be together.

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