NEW YORK, N.Y. June 3, 2013 — Award-winning and best-selling science fiction and fantasy writers collective Crazy 8 Press has expanded its roster of contributing authors with Paul Kupperberg, whose upcoming comic-book themed mystery novel The Same Old Story debuts through Crazy 8 Press in August.
The author of more than two dozen books, Kupperberg is best known for his Archie Comics young adult novel, Kevin, featuring the first openly gay character in Archie Comics’ history, as well as Kevin Mad Libs (both published by Grossett & Dunlap). He is also the writer of the 2012 Eisner Award nominated ongoing Life With Archie: The Married Life magazine for Archie Comics, which featured the bestselling marriage of Kevin Keller and Dr. Clay Walker.
“Paul is a terrific author whose work fits in perfectly with our collection of science fiction and fantasy-themed novels and short-story collections,” said Robert Greenberger, a Crazy 8 Press founding member, who along with fellow founding members Peter David and Michael Jan Friedman recently contributed back story to the Will Smith/M Night Shyamalan science fiction movie After Earth.
“We’re all big fans of Paul, from his solid run as a writer on several iconic comic book characters to his ground-breaking work at Archie Comics, not to mention the contributions he’s made to Crazy 8 Press already,” Greenberger added, noting that Kupperberg is a co-creator and contributor to ReDeus: Divine Tales and ReDeus: Beyond Borders, two science-fiction/fantasy-themed short-story collections published through Crazy 8 Press. ReDeus is co-created and co-edited by Greenberger, Kupperberg, and C8 co-founder Aaron Rosenberg. “Paul’s ReDeus stories were really well received, so we figured it was time to open up the asylum doors all the way and welcome another creative maniac into the nuthouse. It’s the way we like it.”
Kupperberg joins fellow science fiction and fantasy author Russ Colchamiro as the newest official members of the Crazy 8 Press team. Colchamiro’s rollicking, action-packed science fiction adventure Crossline debuted with Crazy 8 Press this spring.
As part of his extensive writing career, Kupperberg has contributed to the young adult story series Latchkeys (Crazy 8 Press), the Hellfire Lounge books (Marietta Publishing), and has written close to 1,000 comic book stories, including those featuring Superman, Green Lantern, Vigilante, The Doom Patrol, Bart Simpson, Scooby Doo, and many others. Kupperberg also contributed to Arion, Lord of Atlantis, Checkmate!, and Takion (which he created for DC Comics), has contributed to the Superman and Tom & Jerry syndicated newspaper strips, and has written children’s books, YA non-fiction, and even coloring books, as well as numerous articles, reviews, and short stories. You can follow him at Paulkupperberg.com and on Twitter @PaulKupperberg.
About Paul Kupperberg
Paul Kupperberg is the writer of the 2012 Eisner Award-nominated Life with Archie comic book series, as well as close to a thousand stories for DC, Archie, Bongo, and others. He is also the author of Kevin (Penguin Books), and various other projects. In former lives, Paul has also been an Editor for DC Comics, Executive Editor of Weekly World News and Senior Editor of World Wrestling Entertainment’s WWE Kids Magazine. For more information visit Paul at www.paulkupperberg.com and follow him on Twitter @PaulKupperberg.
About Crazy 8 Press
Crazy 8 Press is a team of best-selling, award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors creating new fiction not available anywhere else. Founding members include authors Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, and Howard Weinstein. The author team also includes Russ Colchamiro and Paul Kupperberg. Crazy 8 Press publishes in multiple genres, particularly science fiction and fantasy. For more information visit www.crazy8press.com and follow them on Twitter @crazy8press.