Happy 33rd Anniversary, Paul Kupperberg
On this day in 1975, Paul Kupperberg made his first professional sale to Charlton Comics. It was a five-page story titled "Distress" that would ultimately be published in the December 1975 issue of Scary Tales (pictured here) drawn by a kid named Mike Zeck.
Yes, Paul, you’re right — you’re o-o-old. On the other hand, you churned out a good 600+ comics stories since, created Checkmate, Arion, and Takion (how’d you miss creating Ion?) and they turned the cover of a comic book you wrote into a US postage stamp. Your page rate has even gone up since that first story.
And look at the bright side — you’re actually reading this. Which means that this isn’t an obituary post. At your advanced age, that’s always a concern.