Paul Levitz Archives

Paul Levitz & Neil Gaiman Talk Creator Credits In Black Adam & Sandman
Yesterday, we looked at former DC Comics Publisher and President, and current board member of Boom Studios, Paul Levitz' account of being the one at DC Comics who arranged the purchase of Shazam, Captain Marvel, and Black Adam, that eventually led to the film out this weekend Which has the following "special thanks" credits at[...]
The Real Story Behind DC Buying Captain Marvel, Shazam & Black Adam
Former DC Comics President/Publisher and currently on the board of Boom Studios, Paul Levitz gets a credit on the Black Adam movie for his role, not so much in a creative capacity as the other "Special Thanks" names but for his role in ensuring DC Comics had a Black Adam movie they could make. Black Adam[...]
Paul Levitz Writes His First Marvel Comic & Alan Davis Draws It
Paul Levitz was a DC Comics lifer it seemed, until Warner Bros thought otherwise Now he sits on the board of Boom Studios and is, from all accounts very active But now he is to do something he has never done before, write a comic book for Marvel Comics And he is reunited with an[...]
The Comic Creators With Special Thanks In Netflix's Sandman, And Why
First, here are all the credits as listed for Special Thanks: Episode 1:  Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando, Jack Oleck, Nestor Redondo, Jack Sparling. Episode 2: Gardner F Fox, Bob Haney, Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando, Jack Oleck, Nestor Redondo, Jack Sparling, Alex Toth, Mike Sekowsky, Mark Hanerfeld, Bill Draut Episode 3:  Stephen Bissette, Mike Carey, Steve Dillon, Gardner F[...]
Paul Levitx Writes His First Prose For Generation Wonder YA Anthology
Former DC Comics President and Publisher and Legion of Super-Heroes writer Paul Levitz is a contributor to the upcoming anthology Generation Wonder: The New Age of Heroes His story, "Bumped!", marks Levitz's very first prose fiction Each story, and the cover, will have an illustration by Colleen Doran and will attempt to turn superhero tropes[...]
Who Is The Mystery DC Comics Credit Thief? Not Paul Levitz…
Couch quoted former DC Publisher and President Paul Levitz, who confidently went out of his way to get compensation for comics creator work being used by multi-media at, saying; For years, the job of determining payments on something like The Dark Knight fell to Paul Levitz, who served as DC's president and publisher from 2002 to 2009[...]
DC Comics Publishing Numbers Will Be Cut From 20-25%
He also cites former President and Publisher Paul Levitz as stating he had "grammar problems," and when Levitz told him "some people think you deserve this" when Richards won an award He also states that he was only even promoted to associate editor after Levitz was replaced by Diane Nelson as President. Williams shared examples of[...]
Paul Levitz, Simon Fraser's Unfinished Business Rescheduled For April
Former DC Comics publisher and president Paul Levitz' new graphic novel with 2000AD artist Simon Fraser was planned to be published in June this year But, you know, things happened The graphic novel, to be published by Dark Horse Comics, has now been rescheduled for April 2021. Unfinished Business cover by Simon Fraser. It was previously described[...]
Comics Folk Talk Dennis ONeil
Our field has lost a giant. Paul Levitz 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,[...]
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From the early years of co-op advertising, a large dedicated staff, lead by publisher Paul Levitz, who championed the CBSR along with Bob Wayne Paul and Bob were our wartime consigliere's, as they would quickly come up with well thought out plans of action when hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters took its toll on select[...]
Paul Levitz and Simon Frazer Have Unfinished Business at Dark Horse
Dark Horse Comics has announced a new graphic novel from Eisner Hall-of-Famer Paul Levitz and Man With Two First Names Simon Fraser hitting stores this June Unfinished Business, according to a press release at least so take it with a grain of salt, is a "tantalizing original graphic novel of dark mystery and magical realism[...]
Paul Levitz Gets An Extra Issue for The Visitor
When Valiant Entertainment announced their new series of December, The Visitor by Paul Levitz and MJ Kim (though Bleeding Cool somehow had a four-month lead) it was listed as a five-issue series. Well, it seems that this Visitor will be sticking around a little longer, for six issues. As a result, the Pre-Order Bundle offer that Valiant[...]
Paul Levitz and MJ Kim Reboot The Visitor at Valiant in December
In an EX-X-XCLUSIVE report confirming something Bleeding Cool reported first four months ago, sexy Dora the Explorer advocacy website The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Paul Levitz and MJ Kim will reboot The Visitor at Valiant this December Though The Visitor takes its title and some inspiration from the original Valiant comic, this is a[...]
From Fandom to the Front Office
Paul Levitz has had a lengthy career in comics Former President of DC Comics Publisher for 17 years Eisner Award-winning writer A panel was held Thursday afternoon to spotlight the man and his contributions to the medium and to the industry. Moderated by George Gustines, a journalist for the New York Times, the discussion began by[...]
Paul Levitz to Launch The Visitor from Valiant Entertainment
With Valiant Entertainment taking the podium and, as well as talking to the assembled throng of comic store owners and managers about consignment programmes for conventions, and looking at upcoming announced titles, they dropped a brand new thing. Paul Levitz's The Visitor From Valiant Entertainment At some point. What it is, we haven't a clue[...]
Which Comics Should Fans of DC TV/Film Start With? DC Broke It Down at SDCC
It was moderated by Mike Avita, host of Behind the Panel, and included creators Alisa Kwitney, Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, and Nicola Scott. All in attendance agree that they want to suggest the comics which are "classics, the ones that will make new fans into lifelong fans." Kwitney was the author of the Zatanna-centered title Mystik U[...]
Darkseid wants them caught, and he enlists three of the Female Furies, Lashina, Stompa, and Mad Harriet to bring them in. The second tale, by Paul Levitz, Phil Hester, Ande Parks, and Dave Stewart is a short of Omac, the One-Man-Army-Corps, and his discoveries about the organization for which he fights. The Kirby Grabbers consist of a[...]
Exclusive Previews For Call Of Duty: Black Ops III #6 And Dark Horse Present #27
They've tracked the Red Witch to the basement of the former KGB headquarters, but they'll have to fight their way through a maze full of combat robots to get to her. DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 Writers: Alan Gordon, Paul Levitz, Carla Speed McNeil, Kaare Andrews, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Keith Goldberg, John Nadeau,[...]
14 Creators Working On Dark Horse Presents #26 And An Exclusive Preview
Writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Keith Goldberg, Kaare Andrews, John Arcudi, Alan Gordon, Rich Woodall, Paul Levitz are joined by artists Aaron Campbell, Troy Nixey, Lucas Varela, Bo Hampton, Craig Rousseau, Tim Hamilton This month's issue of Dark Horse Presents features three new stories: Black Sinister by Kaare Andrews and Troy Nixey, Espirits de Corps by[...]
Taschen Cancels Final Two Volumes Of 75 Years Of DC Comics
75 Years Of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Mythmaking is an oversized massive volume edited by ex-publisher/president of DC, Paul Levitz. Taschen decided to serialise – and expand – it into five volumes and had put out out the Golden, Silver and Bronze Age volumes. But Taschen has decided not to do ahead with publishing the last two volumes, The[...]
Pottymouth Doctor Fate?
Paul Levitz used to be President and Publisher of DC Comics until everything changed and his job was split among five people. That was then. But during his tenure, he had to deal with an event that saw the All-Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder comic by Frank Miller and Jim Lee feature seriously strong swearing that wasn't[...]
Today, For The Comic Industry, Is #ThankYouBob Wayne Day
I'm sad to see him leaving DC, but look forward to whatever he chooses to do down the road. Paul Levitz, comic book writer and former president and publisher of DC Comics, So many moments…but a favorite was a late dinner in Baltimore during a visit to Diamond, when we had heard that the Spirit rights might[...]
"I Never Saw Him So Powerful" – Lois Lane From World's Finest #31
Paul Levitz is continuing his run on World's Finest with the fifth part of the Secret History of Superman & Batman? You have to love a title with a question mark in it So exactly what happened to the Earth 2 Superman and Batman… this is the story with the answers. Death and destruction are increasing on[...]
New Dr. Fate Series By Paul Levitz And Sonny Liew
Paul Levitz always gets to write a comic That was the rumoured deal after his departure as Publisher and President of DC Comics And now, after Legion Of Superheroes and World's Finest, comes his next peoject, as part of DC's June mini-relaunch, Dr Fate with artist Sonny Liew. Liew recently worked with new Action Comics writer Gene[...]