Creating Comics: DC Comics Paul Levitz celebrates 50 years in the comics business

Forbidden Planet TV recently posted a great interview with DC Comics writer, editor and executive Paul Levitz, celebrating his half-century in the comics business.

“Paul was very pleased with how it turned out,” host Andrew Sumner told downthetubes. “I think there’s a lot of stuff in this one that fans will enjoy!”

One of Forbidden Planet’s oldest friends (so old, in fact, that he was trading fanzines with the comic store chain’s founders, back in the early 1970s), legendary DCComics president and publisher Paul Levitz joined Andrew Sumner at Forbidden Planet TV to discuss his long association with Forbidden Planet.

Along the way of course, he also chatted about his 50 hugely influential years at DC, his working relationship with a dazzling array of industry greats, from Wally Wood and Steve Ditko to George Perez, Dave Gibbons and Christopher Nolan, his epic runs scripting the Legion of Superheroes and the Justice Society of America and his creation of Batman Family and Birds of Prey favourite The Huntress.

Watch the interview here on YouTube

You can buy Paul Levitz’s comics history work from Forbidden Planet here (Affiliate Link)

You can buy a huge array of great DC books from Forbidden Planet here (Affiliate Link)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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