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A Moment In The DC Library

A Moment In The DC Library

[ 9 ] May 18, 2020

For a long stretch the responsibility for the DC Library went to a woman named Gerda Gattel. Gerda was a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust years in Germany, and worked at Timely (the Marvel predecessor) in the 1950s, possibly as a letterer, but was caught up in one of their periodic shutdown/layoffs. She came over […]

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Days Past

Days Past

[ 1 ] April 27, 2020

The death this week of Marty Pasko pulled my mind back to the late 1970s, and the years of our regular poker games. For about five years I sat in a Friday night game, most often hosted in Greenwich Village at the apartment that Marty and I shared for a while and I kept afterwards. […]

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Brooklyn Blood Spills To Applause

Brooklyn Blood Spills To Applause

[ 0 ] July 20, 2018

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Comics Veteran Paul Levitz on ‘Brooklyn Blood’ and His Eisner Hall of Fame Nomination by Graeme McMillan “I like to feel that I played a part in making comics a better field for creative people,” says the writer, editor and executive. Paul Levitz is having quite the year. The veteran comic book […]

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The joys of awards

The joys of awards

[ 0 ] June 25, 2018

I’ve been very lucky in my life to have received some lovely recognition for my work, none more so than being inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. The HOF is a collection of some of the great pioneers and master crafts people of comics and cartooning, and it’s an honor to be among […]

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A Conversation With Karen

A Conversation With Karen

[ 6 ] March 4, 2017

  I was privileged to have my good friend and long time colleague Karen Berger at the Columbia class I co-teach with Jeremy Dauber.  Happy to share with you a transcript of that conversation.   PL: Karen comes into the story (of comics) at the beginning of the 1980s at your age, basically, fresh out of college. […]

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Jenette Kahn INTERVIEW

Jenette Kahn INTERVIEW

[ 4 ] March 15, 2016

When Taschen decided not to do ahead with the last two volumes of the expansion of the ’75 YEARS OF DC COMICS’ book, I had already completed the interviews to go in front of the books. They’ve been generous and are allowing me to post them here. First up, a conversation with the woman who […]

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Paradigm?

Paradigm?

[ 3 ] February 16, 2016

There’s been a bit of conversation lately about something Denny O’Neil kindly labeled “the Levitz paradigm” – a plotting tool I used in the Legion’s heyday to keep track of the many fluid plots and subplots.  The physical ‘device’ is pretty simple, and the theory is one that was rapidly evolving in super hero comics […]

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The Strip I Didn’t Dare Frame

The Strip I Didn’t Dare Frame

[ 0 ] October 29, 2015

The background of this post is a daily SUPERMAN that I wrote around 1980, during my two year run on the newspaper strip. It’s kind of a charming moment, and in its own way reflects the paranoia that every writer has about every editor (or publisher) sometimes…are they doing this because they hate me? Perry’s […]

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Welcome

Welcome

[ 2 ] July 8, 2015

Welcome. Crawling slowly into the digital age. Looking for something that can replace the contact and conversation that I had with my fanzines (back in the dinosaur age of comics), or the almost 20 years of writing lettercols. I know this is a very different platform, but I’m hoping it can satisfy some of the […]

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Paul Levitz Returns To His Roots To Write Brooklyn Blood For Dark Horse

Paul Levitz Returns To His Roots To Write Brooklyn Blood For Dark Horse

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015

FROM BLEEDING COOL: Paul Levitz is returning to writing comics now that his tenure at DC Comics has come to a close, and while he’ll continue teaching, which takes a fair amount of his time and attention, this represents a new phase for him creatively. Last week we saw the arrival of Doctor Fate from DC, and readers […]

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