Episode: 234

What’s Inside 234


Paul Kupperberg (https://paulkupperberg.com/) talks about his amazing career writing and editing Doom Patrol, Supergirl, Vigilante, Green Lantern, and more.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Paul Kupperberg (https://twitter.com/PaulKupperberg) talks about why he started writing, his favorite comics to read when he was a kid in the 60’s, whether he keeps up with the “Doom Patrol” tv series, the upcoming “Peacemaker” series, tweeting with James Gunn, writing the 1st comic James Enstall ever read as a kid, his favorite DC characters to write for, his “Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics”, attending Terrificon July 30th-August 1st, staying creative during lockdown, and whether it feels different writing for comics vs novels vs reference books.

14:43 SEGMENT 2: Paul Kupperberg talks about how weird the 90’s were for comics, why comics are best when you are 11 years old, whether he keeps up with current comics, the problems with DC’s live action adaptations, and how he updated Supergirl in the 80’s.

27:23 SEGMENT 3: Paul Kupperberg talks about collaborating with artists, not knowing Jack Kirby and Gray Morrow were going to draw his stories, assistant editing Video Action Magazine, why editing is the fun part of writing, not believing in writer’s block, and what he does with his rejected ideas.

36:20 SEGMENT 4: Paul Kupperberg talks about whether DC calls him anymore, what it’s like being replaced by a newer generation, JSA being accurately portrayed on “Stargirl”, and writing Doctor Who and Star Trek stories without being a fan.

49:57 SEGMENT 5: Paul Kupperberg talks about recognizing plot devices in a series he is not a fan of and his plans for life after lockdown.

James Enstall will be hosting “Friends” Trivia live on KTRS on June 20th at 9pmCT. Also coming up soon will be comic creators Dan Slott and Rick Burchett.

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