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Paul Levitz

Paul Levitz

Writer/editor/publisher, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel, Legion of Super-Heroes

Paul Levitz is a comics fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes), executive (30 years at DC, ending as president & publisher), historian (75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Myth-Making (Taschen, 2010), and educator (including teaching the American Graphic Novel at Columbia). He won two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine, received Comic-Con International’s Inkpot Award, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro, and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award from the Hero Initiative. His Taschen book won the Eisner Award, the Eagle Award, and Munich’s Peng Pris, and it is being released in revised form as five volumes in 2013–15. His latest book is Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel (Abrams ComicArts, 2015). Levitz also serves on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and BOOM! Studios.