For Sale

Unlike comic book artists, comic book writers have no original art or commissions to sell. What we do have are photocopies or printouts of many of the comic book scripts, series proposals, and book manuscripts that we've written. In my case, that includes stories for a wide range of characters, from Superman and Green Lantern to Archie Andrews and Scooby Doo...including some unpublished comic book scripts featuring Hawkman, Green Lantern, Supergirl, and Superboy. Please see a list of what is available, below.

I will happily personalize and autograph any script so please indicate how you would like me to sign.

I also have limited copies of comic books and books I have written or featuring stories I have written. These are also available personalized and autographed.


Orders are placed by contacting me at Please include the items you want, the quantity, how you want them personalized and/or autographed, and your mailing address.

Shipping is $5.00 (USPS Priority Mail). I'll ship multiple items together, as long as they fit in a Priority Mail envelope. Payment is made through PayPal.

You can also find me, sans commercials, at And Then I Wrote....

All characters and titles are trademark and copyright by their respective owners. I do not sell any scripts before the stories have been published, except in the case of scripts that have been written off and will never see publication. These scripts are solely for entertainment and educational purposes. No rights to reproduce or publish this material in any manner, shape, or medium is attached to the sale and are not mine to grant.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 12: Scranton, PA Here I Come!

I'll be a guest at the Scranton Comic Book Convention in (where else?) Scranton, PA this coming Sunday, June 12! This will be my first time attending, but it look to be a good old-fashioned one-day local show and I'm looking forward to it.

Also appearing are Archie artist Dan Parent, Marvel artist Dave Hoover, artist Rudy Nebres, DC writer C.J. Henderson, and about a dozen more writers and artists from all over.

I'll have a table from which I will crassly and commercially attempt to sell you stuff, but I'll also be there to schmooze and sign all the books you care to bring! Admission is $3.00, hours are 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and the location is Johnson College, 3427 North Main Avenue, Scranton PA 18508 (exit 190 off of I-81). If you're in the neighborhood, I hope to see you there!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Buffalo Avenue Books Now Available on!

Books by Paul Kupperberg now available for the Kindle!
Click on the Amazon Links to the left to Order!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Life With Archie Scripts: Betty or Veronica? Why Choose?

Of late, I've found a comfortable creative home at Archie Comics as the writer of Life With Archie: The Married Life magazine. Each issue contains two full-length stories, one which shows how life might be six years in the future if Archie were married to Veronica, the other showing how life would have turned out of he had married Betty instead. The series (the idea conceived by Michael Uslan, growing out of his mega-successful The Archie Wedding (there's a button down there on the left that can be used to order this fine tome from Amazon).

These are my full scripts to Life With Archie: The Married Life #2 - 6 (Uslan wrote the first issue), one each for Archie Love Veronica and Archie Loves Betty per issue.

Each individual script is $12.00, or $20.00 for the two scripts for an issue. Please specify which issue and/or script (Archie Loves Veronica or Archie Loves Betty) you want!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My second eBook from Buffalo Avenue Books has just gone online at and is available for download! It's called In My Shorts: Hitler's Bellhop and Other Short Stories, and looks something like this...

eBook Price: $8.99 USD. 40,570 words. Fiction by Paul Kupperberg, published by Buffalo Avenue Books at on December 14, 2010. 

Included are three previously published short stories, "Reflected Glory," (from the anthology Superheroes), "Food For the Beast" (from Fear Itself), and "Man Bites Dog" (from Vampires: Dracula and the Undead Legions), as well as three never-before-published pieces:

Hitler's Bellhop, a story told by a film magazine essay and the lost fragments of a Jerry Lewis screenplay that never was but, really, could have been;

A Stone for the Grave of Mr. Aronson, a mood piece about a man's last hour of life, set in a lonely graveyard;

The Zombie King, a piece of flash fiction that takes a Roger Cormanish look at the New Testament.

The cover is courtesy of Kansas City's own Rick Stasi, my pal and graphic artist extraordinaire.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Have I Mentioned...?

I've launched my own eBook imprint, Buffalo Avenue Books, and my first offering, Two Tales of Atlantis is now available. It contains two connected short stories, "Walk Upon the Waters" and "Passed Lives," 15,000 words of sword & sorcery goodness (from the creator of Arion, Lord of Atlantis, I should point out!) for a mere $3.99 (minus 20% if you used promo code  XC37T when you order!)...about what you'd pay for a comic book that it takes you all of five minutes to read!

eBook Price: $3.99 USD. 15170 words. Fiction by Paul Kupperberg and published by Buffalo Avenue Books on November 30, 2010.

Paul Kupperberg (writer/creator of the DC Comics series Arion, Lord of Atlantis) creates a new Atlantean realm in these two stories of an immortal sorcerer and his oft-reincarnated warrior lover. In “Walk Upon the Waters,” the sorcerer Thalis sails on the enchanted ship Yar with only his memories of those he has lost for companionship as he heads into the final battle for the destiny of Atlantis. Then, in “Passed Lives,” an aging peasant awakens in the middle of her ordinary life to realize she is Khana, the latest reincarnation of Thalis’ warrior lover and must leave her family and home to go off to war and find her lost love...and learn which of the two hearts beating within her she must follow.

My second book, In My Shorts: Hitler's Bellhop and Other Stories, will be on sale December 14!

I'd appreciate your checking it out. And I'd really appreciate your buying a book!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The LAST Adventures of Superboy (#55 Script, Unpublished)

If you were reading comic books in 1984 and one of the titles you happened to pick up was The New Adventures of Superboy #54, you would have read this in the text page by my old pal Bob Rozakis: "This is the LAST issue of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY! Our creative team will be taking a couple of months off to catch their breath...and then we'll all be back in July when Superboy and Supergirl will be sharing a 48-page monthly comic tentatively titled DC DOUBLE COMICS!"

Well, that never did happen. Instead of DC Double Comics, DC came up with the Crisis On Infinite Earths instead and both Superboy and Supergirl (which I was also writing) were retconned out of existence and out of my monthly writing assignments. Before Crisis came about however, I had written several scripts for both characters, including the full-script for The New Adventures of Superboy #55, which was supposed to be the final issue of the title and wrapped up the then ongoing storylines, including Jonathan Kent's murder trial and Clark's romance with Lisa Wallace.

But a lot of that got pushed to the side when we switched directions for DC Double Comics, for which I wrote two Superboy scripts (the first of which was penciled by Carmine Infantino, replacing the great Kurt Schaffenberger), and one and two-thirds scripts for Supergirl (penciled by Eduardo Barreto, replacing Carmine). We really did switch gears with these characters and I've always regretted the book was never seen.

And fans have long badgered me to find out what happened in The New Adventures of Superboy #55...and, the thing is, I'd forgotten! I didn't even have a copy of the script and, in fact, no memory of having ever written the issue. I had it in my head that we just stopped with #54 and then I started writing the new direction stories for Double Comics. But, a couple years back, Paul Levitz, combing his files, found a stash of old scripts from Julie Schwartz's files, most of them "written off" by DC in the 1980s (this is a tax thing, charging the costs of unused material against taxes as a business loss), including the original scripts for #55, as well as Double Comics #1 and #2, all with Julie's hand edits (this was written in the typewriter days, on an IBM Selectric, IIRC). As soon as I started reading the #55 script, it all came back to me, but, until then, as I said, I had no recollection of having written it!

So, if it's been gnawing at you for the last quarter century...if you gotta know...Whodunnit?...Does Clark have a future with Lisa?...will Pa Kent go to the chair?'s your chance...the UNPUBLISHED script for The New Adventures of Superboy #55!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #55 Script..........$20.00

Monday, July 5, 2010

Scooby Doo, Johnny Bravo, The Flintstones, and The Jetsons Scripts

I've written my fair share of comic book stories based on cartoon characters over the years, including many from the old Hanna-Barbara studios and Cartoon Network properties (many published by DC Comics, a sister company in the great big Time-Warner Family).

SCOOBY DOO: "Sunday in the Park With Scooby" Script (Scooby Doo #143)........................................................................$10.00
SCOOBY DOO: "Read All About It!" Script (Scooby Doo #156)........................................................................$10.00

JOHNNY BRAVO: "Johnny Delivers" Script (Cartoons Cartoons #22)..........................................................................$10.00
THE JETSONS: "Student Exchange" Script (The Flintstones/The Jetsons #19)...............................................................$10.00
THE FLINTSTONES: "Sherock Stones, Master Detective of Bedrock!" Script (The Flintstones/The Jetsons #20)..........................$10.00

Superman Online Animation Script

In 2001, I made my first, and so far, only, foray into animation for an online Superman series produced by Brilliant Digital Entertainment. The stories and scripts were being sourced by the good folk in DC's own digital department, so I was able to get in on the fun.

The Multipath Adventures of Superman (which was also released on DVD-ROM and is available for viewing online, I believe, but only on PCs) worked like this: each 6-minute  episode (usually 6 per storyline, of which there were 11 or 12) allows the viewer to make a choice on which way the action will go at several critical junctures of the story. Choose correctly, the story continues. Incorrectly, you could actually kill Superman or Lois! Of course, you then went back and made a different choice to allow the story to continue, but it was a fun interactive experience and the animation was, for the time, not shabby.

I wrote the 11th series, "When Titans Am Clashing!" The story involves Darkseid and DeSaad of the New Gods messing with Bizarro in their eternal quest to spread evil and destroy Superman. The script features all 7 episodes (they let me do a bittersweet little Bizarro epilogue episode to cap the main story), including all the different "choose your own" alternatives, 72 pages of manuscript in all.

SUPERMAN ONLINE ANIMATION Script...........................$40.00

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Arion, Lord of Atlantis began as a back-up feature in the pages of WARLORD #55 (March 1982), and lasted there until #62, after which he gained his own title, beginning in November, 1982. Somewhere between March and probably summer of '82, I wrote a proposal to turn this back-up into a book-lengther. I no longer own the original, but I did scan it before it left my hands.

The proposal itself is relatively short, a little over a page, but the real treat are Jan Duursema's original character drawing of the main characters, 7 pages of 'em. It also includes the original back-up series story synopses (5 pages), then going under the working title "Atlantis," with a lead character the sorcerer 'Tynan'! Plus, the cover page, so if you like your sword & sorcery, this might be the proposal for you.

ARION, LORD OF ATLANTIS Series Proposal........................$20.00

CHECKMATE #1, Signed by Kupperberg & Erwin

Just found a stash of 6 copies of CHECKMATE #1, signed at the top of page 1 by artist Steve Erwin and myself.

These were the leftovers of several thousand copies we signed to fulfill a subscription offer for the title when it first came out in April 1988. I still get phantom hand cramps thinking of the two days I spent in an office at DC Comics, signing books...signing books...oh, dear lord, >sob!<, the signing never stopped!

Mailed boarded and bagged.

CHECKMATE #1, Signed by Kupperberg & Erwin..........$20.00

Saturday, July 3, 2010

POWER GIRL Series Proposal, 1987

A glance behind-the-scenes of what it takes to sell a comic book 1987! I had a long association with Supergirl in the days before Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the post-Crisis world Supergirl had been retconned out of continuity, leaving behind two unpublished scripts for a 'new direction' series, the first issue of which was penciled by Eduardo Barreto and lettered. Ditto, by the way, for a never-published last issue of The New Adventures of Superboy, and two scripts for his 'new direction,' the first of which was penciled by Carmine Infantino--both features were to appear in a 48-page monthly, DC Double Comics.

Alas, Crisis killed that dream...

So when it came time to give Power Girl her post-Crisis retcon, she was handed to me, partly because I was the girl-Superman-character writer (yknow, 'cause of Supergirl...honest!!), and partly because Power Girl creator Gerry Conway had conceived of using my magical character, Arion and Atlantis, to replace her Kryptonian origin. PG and I were together, sporadically, into the 1990s, when I was writing her feature in Justice League Quarterly. I also wrote a 1987/1988 Power Girl miniseries, the proposal for which still exists, and copies of which are now available. It's 5-densely packed pages of type, a cover sheet, plus the 3-page outline for the miniseries that ultimately came of the proposal, which includes a few of my hand-written notes, probably scribbled during discussions with editor Bob Greenberger.

POWER GIRL Series Proposal, 1987.............$10.00

Thursday, July 1, 2010

PHANTOM STRANGER Miniseries Scripts

Way back in 1987 I wrote a Phantom Stranger miniseries, a moody little drama pitting a humanized Stranger against Eclipso for the soul of humanity. It was magnificently illustrated by Mike Mignola and P. Craig Russell and remains one of my all-time favorite jobs. My scripts, though a tad overwritten for my tastes today, don't entirely suck either.

Copies of the scripts for the first three issues survive, the first two featuring editor Mike Carlin's hand-edits.

The cover to #3 is one of my all-time favorites, featuring President Ronald Regan machine-gunning down the Stranger!

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #1 Script.............$20.00
THE PHANTOM STRANGER #2 Script.............$20.00
THE PHANTOM STRANGER #3 Script.............$20.00