Levitz, who was for many years president of DC Comics, behind some of their best selling titles, has accepted the offer to join the board of Boom Studio, a Los Angeles-based up-and-coming publisher of comic books.
Paul Levitz one of the comic industry is the most experienced writers, editors and publishers who spent most of his career with DC Comics’ where he was responsible for the release of ”Legion of Super-Heroes” and the “World’s Finest” series of comics that are regarded in the industry as industry leaders has agreed to join the board of Boom Studio.
The announcement was made by Ross Richie, Boom’s Studios founder and chief executive, during the annual ComicsPRO retailers’ membership meeting, held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Confirming Levitz’s appointment Richie pointed out that his agreement to join the board at Boom’s Studios, whose current comic series include “Fairy Quest” and “Suicide Risk” , could only be regarded as a huge vote of confidence for the publisher, ”. “Paul brings a wealth of knowledge unparalleled in our industry, which will help us get to the next level, ” Richie summed up.
In response Levitz reply that becoming a member of Boom Studios’ board was especially appealing to him because it is will give them the opportunity to pass on his many years of experience in the industry, and have the company which was only founded in nine years ago to make their way into the market.
Paul Levitz went on to add that Boom is an interesting company in an interesting time, having already some success in the growing trend of comic books breaching the divide between printed media into the world of the big screen, summing up by having that there’s never been such a creatively fertile period in comics than that which is being experienced during this current renaissance.
Paul Levitz was employed by DC Comics for more than 35 years joining them while still in high school, eventually rising to the post of president of the company, between the years 2002 to 2009.
Levitz began his association with DC Comics was still attending high school, where he was involved in the writing and publishing of the comics industry news magazine, The Comic Reader, regarded as been the first comics industry news magazine produced by the fans themselves.
Whilst working on The Comic Reader magazine Levitz became a regular visitor to the offices of DC Comics, which will then situated in New York . So impressed with Levitz’s enthusiasm and knowledge, DC Comics editor Joe Orlando began to hand young Paul, then aged only 16, some freelancing assignments, which grew in stature until he became a fully fledged assistant editor as well as writing stories, even while still attending high school.
Levitz went on to study business at New York University but the lure of the comic book industry was to prove too much, and he dropped out after completing three years of study in order to concentrate on his writing career, despite the fact that he had no formal education on the subject.