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Holy early Halloween, Batman! Former DC Comics President Paul Levitz will give his first lecture as the David Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Publishing on October 30.

Pace’s MS in Publishing has some serious tricks in their utility belt.

Paul Levitz, David Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Publishing for the 2014–2015 academic year and former president of DC Comics, will discuss “The Era of Constant Connection” as part of his first David Pecker lecture on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 163 William Street, 18th floor. Levitz will explore how we as publishers define our mission in an era when our own audiences are constantly connected: to each other and to the flow of raw data, old and new.

Levitz is a comic fan, editor, writer, and executive. He formerly was president and publisher of DC Comics and presently teaches Publishing Comics and Graphic Novels and Publishing Transmedia at Pace. 

Levitz is primarily known for his work for DC Comics, where he has written most of their classic characters including the Justice Society, Superman in both comics and the newspaper strip, and acclaimed runs on The Legion of Super-Heroes. Readers of The Buyers’ Guide voted his Legion: The Great Darkness Saga one of the 20 best comic stories of the last century, and visitors to the site selected the same story as #11 of the Top 100 Comic Book Stories of All Time. DC Comics issued a new hardcover edition of Legion: The Great Darkness Saga in 2010, the first of his four appearances on the New York Times’ Graphic Books Best Seller List, including his recent The Silver Age of DC Comics (Taschen, 2013), making him the only writer to appear on that list for both fiction and non-fiction. He is currently working on a book on Will Eisner and the birth of the graphic novel for Abrams Comic Arts.