Media Release — On Friday, July 24, Guinness World Records recognized DETECTIVE COMICS as the longest-running comic book. The award was presented to DC Comics President & Publisher Paul Levitz at Comic-Con International: San Diego by Craig Glenday, Guinness VP, Publishing and Editor in Chief.
“It’s a great honor to present this award to DC,” noted Glenday. “I know a lot of people back at the office are jealous, but once I saw we’d be presenting this award at Comic-Con, I knew I wanted to be the one to do it. It’s a pleasure to present this very important record.”
“I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of DC,” Levitz said. “As the earliest surviving editor of DETECTIVE, a title which I edited from 1978-1980, I’m doubly honored to accept this recognition.”