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for a wide range of characters, from Superman and Green Lantern to Archie Andrews and Scooby Doo...including some unpublished comic book scripts featuring Hawkman, Green Lantern, Supergirl, and Superboy.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, 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The LAST Adventures of Superboy (#55 Script, Unpublished)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

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