Aside from the Vertigo line and a handful of ongoing capes-and-tights titles, I don't read a lot of DC comics. So the news that longtime DC publisher Paul Levitz is stepping down from that position doesn't have the same impact on me as last week's bombshell that the Mouse put in a bid to buy Marvel. But the superb blogger, writer and comics historian Mark Evanier knew Levitz well, and writes a lovely tribute to him here; it also functions as a compressed overview of the last 40 years of comics publishing, and the shifting ways in which the business treats its talent. Evanier also has thoughts about what this transition means for the medium's future.


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