Jim Shooter Archives

How Marvel's First Secret Wars Ended
As a result, an eye has been passed over those original Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars comic books from 1985 by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck, and what they may sell for at auction One listing going under the hammer today from Heritage Auctions are the final two issues of that series, two copies of #11[...]
How Captain Action Had To Make Its Own Fake Ads
Jim Shooter wrote the first two, Gil Kane 3-5 The Art on the first issue was all Wally Wood, 2-5 were drawn by Kane (with Wood inking three of those, the other Kane inked himself) This is the first time the series has ever been collected Initially the book was going to use BW scans[...]
Cover image for HEAVY METAL #313 CVR A (MR)
Heavy Metal Magazine solicits its #313 issue for January 2022, promising more from the Jim Shooter interview, formerly EIC of Marvel, as well as founder of Valiant Entertainment, Defiant Comics and Broadway Comics as well… here are the full Heavy Metal solicits for January 2022. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 100%; } #gallery-1 img { border:[...]
Cover image for THE RISE #3 (OF 6) (MR)
Jim Shooter was Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics, founded Valiant Entertainment, Defiant Comics, and Broadway  Comics and, of late, has been more and more willing to spill the tea It looks as if he will be undertaking (or has already undertook it) and interview for Heavy Metal Magazine in which he will talk "about being blacklisted[...]
Jim Shooter On Secret Wars In Development As A Marvel Movie
At the recent GalaxyCon, Jim Shooter was asked about Marvel's plans for Secret Wars, the series that he wrote in 1984 when editor-in-chief of Marvel, that set the tone for all Marvel events that followed, as well as debuting Spider-Man's sentient black costume, which one day would become Venom And he talked about a phone[...]
Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
At the recent GalaxyCon, Jim Shooter was asked about Marvel's plans for Secret Wars, the series that he wrote when editor-in-chief of Marvel, that set the tone for all Marvel Comics events that followed, as well as debuting Spider-Man's sentient black costume, which one day would become Venom And he talked about a phone call[...]
Cover image for HARBINGER (2021) #2 CVR A RODRIGUEZ
But they are still publishing Harbinger, as well as X-O Manowar, another Jim Shooter co-creation… and a Ninjak collection to boot Here are their November 2021 solicitations, maybe they'll return an e-mail one of these days. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in[...]
Cover image for HARBINGER (2021) #1 CVR A RODRIGUEZ
Which has spun off a number of other claims by other creators against other publishers as well, But we are sticking to the likes of Harbinger right now, or we'll get lost. As we previously reported, co-founder of Valiant, co-creator of the Valiant Universe and co-creator of Harbinger, Jim Shooter had told us that he had[...]
Cover image for HEAVY METAL #310 CVR B CIAMPI (MR)
Heavy Metal Magazine #310 in September includes an interview with Jim Shooter, former EIC of Marvel and publisher of Valiant, Defiant and Broadway Comics And it seems it will tackle Jim Shooter's launch of Epic Comics, described as " the time when Marvel Comics tried to beat Heavy Metal in its own game… and failed."[...]
Tony Isabella shares his thoughts on Jim Shooter
Tony Isabella is angry at Jim Shooter again, or perhaps more accurately, is angry at Jim Shooter still One of Isabella's fans brought up a long interview with Shooter in which Shooter made comments that Isabella disagrees with The famously outspoken Isabella took to his Facebook page to let the world know how he feels! Tony[...]
WandaVision Credits Remove Jim Shooter, Add Gerry Conway & Mike Ploog
But we were a little stumped as to the addition of Jim Shooter, former writer, and editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics in the eighties And we asked if anyone had any ideas. It turns out not even the producers of WandaVision could justify it, and one episode later, in today's finale episode, Jim Shooter's credit is removed[...]
Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The guest is a name familiar to Bleeding Cool readers: former Marvel Comics and Valiant Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter. Jim Shooter Credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Over the course of a four-hour interview, Shooter discusses his time at Marvel, Valiant, and Defiant, as well as his career in general One standout story involves a[...]
Marvel Comics That Have Jumped In Price on eBay Thanks To WandaVision
For scenes that seemed ripped out of comic books that he wrote and drew, especially West Coast Avengers. John Byrne Gets His Credit In WandaVision – As Does Jim Shooter We also pointed out that eBay had been hyping those issues as well And in the new episode that dropped, for added reasons that we really shouldn't[...]
Jim Shooter Memos
Last month's MCM London Comic Con had Jim Shooter as a guest, and at his table were a number of folders, binders, full of memos, sketches, artwork from his long career at DC, Marvel, Valiant and more He graciously allowed Bleeding Cool to take shots of a few of them, but these are just the[...]
The Shooter Files: When Stan Lee Was Full of Praise For Team America
Last month's MCM London Comic Con had Jim Shooter as a guest, and at his table were a number of folders, binders, full of memos, sketches, artwork from his long career at DC, Marvel, Valiant and more He graciously allowed Bleeding Cool to take shots of a few of them, but these are just the[...]
The Jim Shooter Files: Plagiarism
Last month's MCM London Comic Con had Jim Shooter as a guest, and at his table were a number of folders, binders, full of memos, sketches, artwork from his long career at DC, Marvel, Valiant and more He graciously allowed Bleeding Cool to take shots of a few of them, but these are just the[...]
The Jim Shooter Files - Stan Lee on Effeminate Heroes and John Byrne's Ugly Women
Last month's MCM London Comic Con had Jim Shooter as a guest, and at his table were a number of folders, binders, full of memos, sketches, artwork from his long career at DC, Marvel, Valiant and more He graciously allowed Bleeding Cool to take shots of a few of them, but these are just the[...]
The Jim Shooter Files - When Stan Lee Chose John Romita Over Kyle Baker
Last month's MCM London Comic Con had Jim Shooter as a guest Former teenage writer of Legion Of Super-Heroes, Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics, writer of Secret Wars, founder of Valiant Entertainment, Defiant Comics and Broadway Comics, he is the co-creator of co-creator of Star Brand, Parasite, Archer & Armstrong, Eternal Warrior, Harbinger, Rai, Shadowman and[...]
The Daily LITG - 27th September 2019, Happy Birthday
6.30-9.30pm A year ago… Batman Artist Norm Breyfogle Died on Monday, Aged 58 Who are the Confirmed Deaths in Heroes In Crisis #1? (Spoilers) How Did Dr Manhattan Destroy the Justice Society of America? (Doomsday Clock #7 Spoilers) Another New Age Of DC Heroes? Justice League Odyssey #1 Spoilers  Comics Folk React to Those Heroes In Crisis #1 Deaths  And a happy[...]
Jim Shooter Brings Slow City Blues to Image Comics in February
Earlier today, Image Comics announced the return of legendary comics editor Jim Shooter for Slow City Blues, a new series by writer Samuel Haine, penciler Shawn Moll, inker John Livesay, colorist JD Smith, and letterer Thomas Mauer Here's the description of that book, set to launch in February: Slow City Blues brings you everything you crave in a comic book: action,[...]
Jim Shooter Brings Slow City Blues to Image Comics in February
Comics industry legend Jim Shooter is bringing a new comic to Image Comics in February 2020 From writer Samuel Haine, penciler Shawn Moll, inker John Livesay, colorist JD Smith, and letterer Thomas Mauer comes Slow City Blues, a series about a cop who retreats into a fantasy world in his own mind after accidentally killing[...]
The Toys That Made Us Season 2, Episode 2: Transformers!
Quite a bit of what we know today is due to three people at Marvel Comics from the '80s: Jim Shooter, Denny O'Neil (who is credited with naming Optimus Prime — I never knew that), and Bob Budiansky, who was tasked with naming and coming up with character histories for the first 24 Transformers and then[...]
Chris Claremont on How Heroes Stand up for Social Inequity, and the Re-Released X-Men Doc
In the meantime, here is a clip with then-Marvel Editor-in-Chief and writer of the original Secret Wars, Jim Shooter. For the upcoming expanded re-release of the Patrick Meaney-directed documentary, Chris Claremont's X-Men, I was given the opportunity to interview both Meaney and Chris Claremont himself to talk about the documentary, the X-Men, and the kind of comics the world needs. © Luigi Novi[...]
Happy National Beer Lovers Day, Beer Nerds!
The superhero themed brewery in Woodbridge, VA, should absolutely be on your list of places to visit. Barzinga with Jim Shooter, Alex Saviuk, and Paul Soles When Henn and I visited the Great Lakes Comic Con, we got to hang out with some pretty amazing people, at a pretty amazing con. Barzinga's first Bleeding Cool episode! Despite[...]
Quintessential Captain America Stories To Read This July 4th
This one is a legendary tale brought together by Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and Bob Layton It has a great deal of Captain America and shows him at one of his best moments. Mark Gruenwald's Captain America series from the 1980s has a lot of classic stories, including the formation of the Serpent Society, the rise[...]