Born: 1956 October 21 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Biography: Additional biographies:
The Sword & the Soul biography letter column in Stalker (DC, 1975 series) #1 (June-July 1975);
DC Profiles #13: Paul Levitz in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #473 (July 1977);
Comics Journal (Fantagraphics Books, 1977 series) #39 (April 1978);
Alter Ego, the Best of the Legendary Fanzine (Twomorrows, 1997 series);
Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1999 series) #14 (April 2002).

Creator of 1970s versions of Dragonsword, Huntress, Stalker, and Starman.

Long-time support work on management level for DC Comic, including: executive coordinator, from 1977 to 1979; business manager and manager of business affairs, from 1980 to 1982; vice president operations, from 1982 to 1984; executive vice president, from 1984 to 2002; publisher, from 1984 to 2002; and president, from 2006 to 2009.

Syndication work:
World's Greatest Super-heroes daily and Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, 1978 series), writer, from 1979 to 1981.

Notes: Paul used the pen name of Barry Jameson in conjunction with David Michelinie.


Name:

    Paul Levitz Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Paul Family name: Levitz

Other Names:

  1. Barry Jameson Type: Pen Name

Schools:

  1. New York University 1973 to 1975

    Notes: In the College of Business and Public Administration.


Signatures:

  1. Cain [generic]
  2. Eve [generic]
  3. Levitz [generic]
  4. P. L. [generic]
  5. Paul
  6. PL [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1973: Comic Fan Art Awards - Best Fanzine
  2. 1991: Diamond Comic Distributors Gem Lifetime Fandom Award - [no name]
  3. 2002: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  4. 2008: Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award - [no name]
  5. 2011: Peng! - Der M√ľnchner Comicpreis - Beste Sekund√§rliteratur
  6. 2013: Hero Initiative Awards - Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award
  7. 2019: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame - Voter's Choices

Awards for Issues:

  1. 2007: Eisner Award - Best Archival Collection / Project -- Comic Books
    The Absolute Sandman (2006 series) #1
  2. 2007: Eisner Award - Best Graphic Album -- Reprint
    Absolute DC: The New Frontier (2006 series)

Art Influences:

Influences by Paul Levitz (b. 1956) were stated by:
  1. Randy Stradley (b. 1956)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Comic Fandom Monthly (magazine) - Role: writer - Years: 1971 - 1972
    Employer Name : Joe Brancatelli
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Writer for fanzine Comic Fandom Monthly (Joe Brancatelli, 1971 series). Issues and articles written is not known currently.

  2. Publication Title: Comics Scene (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Starlog Group Inc.
    Work Title: The Triumph of Comics Fandom
    Notes: Wrote the article for Comics Scene v1#1 (January 1982), pages 62-63, 65.

  3. Publication Title: Etcetera (magazine) - Role: editor - Years: 1971 - 1972
    Employer Name : Self-employed
    Notes: Publisher and editor for Etcetera #1-9, from May 1971 to November 1971. Continued as combined issue Etcetera and The Comic Reader #10/77 [78], December 1971; #11/79, December 1971; #80, December 1971 to #89, September 1972. Issue #90 onwards known as just The Comic Reader.

  4. Publication Title: Fantastic Fanzine Special (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1972
    Employer Name : Alan Light
    Notes: Writer of convention coverage of the 4th annual New York comic convention in Fantastic Fanzine Special (Alan Light, 1970 series) #2 (February 1972).

  5. Publication Title: Jack Kirby Quarterly (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1997
    Employer Name : Pure Imagination Publishing
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Writer in Jack Kirby Quarterly (Pure Imagination Publishing, 1994 series) #9 (Summer 1997).

  6. Publication Title: New York Comic Art Convention Program (magazine) - Role: editor - Years: 1973 - 1975
    Employer Name : New York Comic Art Convention
    Notes: Editor and writer for the New York Comic Art Convention Program, from 1973 to 1975.

  7. Publication Title: Pittsburgh Fan Forum (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1977
    Employer Name : Pittsburgh Comix Club
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Writer for Pittsburgh Fan Forum (Pittsburgh Comix Club, 1977 series ?) unknown 1977 issue.

  8. Publication Title: The Comic Reader (magazine) - Role: editor - Years: 1972 - 1973
    Employer Name : Self-employed
    Notes: Publisher and editor for The Comic Reader #90, October 1972 until #100, August 1973.

  9. Publication Title: The Comics Journal (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1979
    Employer Name : Fantagraphics Books
    Work Title: A Call for Higher Criticism
    Notes: Essay written in The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics Books, 1977 series) #50 (October 1979).

  10. Publication Title: The Legion Companion (book) - Role: writer - Year: 2003
    Employer Name : TwoMorrows Publishing
    Notes: interview for Glen Cadigan's book

  11. Publication Title: The Monster Times (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1972
    Employer Name : Larry Brill and Les Waldstein
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: The Monster Times (Larry Brill and Les Waldstein, series) #16 (October 18, 1972). Listed as contributing writer, but no details on what he wrote in the issue.