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Teaching & Learning 150 150 Paul Levitz

Teaching & Learning

I’ve been teaching on an undergrad and graduate level at a number of colleges for the last dozen years or so, usually 3-4 classes per term.  I don’t teach required courses, or relatively conventional classes because I’m not the best person for them; traditional pedagogy isn’t something I ever studied, and my goal is to…

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Writing With Words 960 300 Paul Levitz

Writing With Words

So I did a new trick that’s being published in June 2022: writing prose fiction.  It’s kind of funny that I never turned my hand to that in decades of writing, but I started off with non-fiction then drifted to comics, and unlike many of my peers in Frank McCourt’s English classes, I never had…

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Generation Wonder 1000 1521 Paul Levitz

Generation Wonder

The Visitor 1249 1920 Paul Levitz

The Visitor

DOCTOR FATE VOL. 3: Fateful Threads 1641 2560 Paul Levitz

DOCTOR FATE VOL. 3: Fateful Threads

Unfinished Business 265 400 Paul Levitz

Unfinished Business

A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar . . . except they’re all dead. Not a zombie apocalypse (sorry, Walking Dead fans), but a bit of Unfinished Business that heaven needs the departed clerics to address, if they can. But what awaits them if they succeed— life, afterlife, or oblivion? UNFINISHED BUSINESS is…

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Curating collections 150 150 Paul Levitz

Curating collections

On editing reprint collections Another of my many dubious distinctions in comics is probably having the edited reprint collections over the longest stretch of time, 46 years now.  (Okay, I didn’t do any for decades in the middle of that stretch, but I said it was a dubious distinction.). It’s always been a fun assignment, providing…

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Denny O’Neil 150 150 Paul Levitz

Denny O’Neil

Denny’s gone, brought social conscience to comics. He was a journalist at heart, and knew his obit would have Batman in the lede, but I think he’d have been prouder of this way of looking at his life. Not that he was the first, much less the only one, but damn it he was the…

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Artifacts 150 150 Paul Levitz

Artifacts

When I was a neophyte assistant editor and aspiring writer, there weren’t a wealth of books on writing comics. There were a couple of decades-old pamphlets by the already prodigiously energetic Stan Lee and Bob Kanigher, some of the advice in which was probably as valid as the day they typed it on a noisy…

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Remembering Nelson 960 300 Paul Levitz

Remembering Nelson

There’s been a bit of discussion of E. Nelson Bridwell (1931-1987) online recently, centering around his role in evolving the Black Adam character, and it inspired me to write a bit about him.  Nelson was an extraordinary living example of the theory that when the gods grant gifts, they come with prices…or the reverse, that…

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