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24 February 2009 @ 08:33 am
Paul Levitz Has Retired  
It's true! Paul Levitz has left the building. Why, I read it only yesterday.

At least ... it seems like yesterday ...

Actually, though, he announced his retirement in the 100th issue of his fanzine, The Comic Reader. The Comic Reader started out called On the Drawing Board, which, at the time I started subscribing as soon as I read a mention of it in a DC comic, was being edited by Mark Hanerfeld. But Paul took over in October 1971, and by this issue two years later, dated August-September 1973, he was ready to call it a day.

Here's the cover of his farewell issue (click to view it at a larger size):



And here's the editorial in which Paul announced that due to the fact that his schooling at the New York University College of Business and Public Administration took up two days a week and that he had a chance to work at DC Comics three days a week, he was passing on the reins of the fanzine to others. (Again, click to bring this to a more readable size.)



Paul also mentions in passing that "a comic convention can now attract over six and a half thousand people."

Wow!

Anyway, I hope it all worked out for Paul. Anyone know whatever happened to the guy?
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(Anonymous) on February 25th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Paul Levitz
...not sure what he's up to, but i'd like to think he was doing well.
http://blackadelicpop.blogspot.com/2008/03/i-was-teenage-comic-book-writer.html
scottedelman: Mariescottedelman on February 25th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Paul Levitz
Thanks for sharing that.

And who knows? if you'd shown up at Marvel around the same time, you'd probably have bumped into me!
(Anonymous) on February 25th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
I dig the peace sign!
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