Jim Shooter


Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck And John Beatty Launch Secret Wars 30th Anniversary Tour

And now, the creative team behind it are getting together again for a limited Secret Wars Reunion Tour.Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years to make a limited number of convention appearances together, as they celebrate the anniversary of the legendary Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars[...]

Selling Nostalgia: The Return Of Marvel's Secret Wars

It makes one wonder if Jim Shooter will be getting any royalties on the sales of this series He is undoubtedly one of the reasons that many readers will be picking up this book in the first place.Brian M Puaca is an associate professor of history at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where[...]

Valiant To Kick Off 25th Anniversary Celebration On Free Comic Book Day

The comic company Valiant first appeared on store shelves in 1990 with a list of talent that included: Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith, David Lapham, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti and Sean Chen The company grew quickly, selling over 80 million copies of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong and Rai.Here we are two[...]

Secret Wars Turns 30 – A Look Back At Marvel's First Major Inter-Title Crossover

This simple but effective ‘put them together and fight’ premise was created by Jim Shooter the Editor in Chief at Marvel who concocted a story about a hugely powerful being from another dimension who ripped up bits of planets to create ‘Battleworld’ into which he placed a set of superheroes (including the X-Men, Hulk, Spiderman,[...]

When Jim Shooter Bought Ann Nocenti A Bondage Outfit

From the upcoming Comics In Focus: Chris Claremont's X-Men film from Sequart, I thought you might enjoy this little clip for the comics industry in the eighties. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uifbCLL-oW4[/youtube] Well, it is Hallowe'en…

BC Mag #2: Comic Book Feuds

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Johnston People understand Hollywood feuds exist, but find it strange similar behaviour might be exhibited in a field as lowly as that of, say, the comic book industry. But people are people, human nature remains, it's just there's less money in comics. Which often makes the behaviour worse, not […]


Jim Shooter Said, Steve Englehart Said

In a long discussion on the topic of whether heroes should or should not kill on Jim Shooter’s blog, the conversation, as it invariably does in an open, online discussion, veered off in multiple tangents, one of them being tying characters into real world time and events This lead to one commenter posting, “The problem,[...]

Kieron Gillen, Jim Shooter, and Comic Accessibility

In two completely unrelated blog posts today, Kieron Gillen and Jim Shooter looked at the issue of accessibility in comics today First up, Gillen, from his blog earlier today, in discussing accessibility as it related to Uncanny X-Men, Volume II, #1: .. {T}he concept of accessibility is in mainstream American comics {is different} than any other[...]

Friday Trending Topics: John Byrne, Jim Shooter, And Superman

Jim Shooter recalls; SFW Screencaps From The Iron Man XXX Trailer A hardcore trailer has been released for the upcoming Iron Man XXX A Porn Parody DVD from Extreme Comixxx Well, we don’t want to sully your mind with that kind of rot, so here are some screencaps to spare your blushes And yes, the Hulk[...]

Jim Shooter On Amending The Legion Of Superheroes (UPDATE)

Artist Francis Manapul has responded, below;On a recent blog entry discussing marriages in comics, Jim Shooter reprints a synopsis to his editor for a two part Legion Of Superheroes story, during which he says; About 30 years later, in 2007, I went back to the future and wrote the Legion of Super-Heroes again for a while[...]

And Finally… When Warners Wanted Marvel To Publish DC

Jim Shooter is telling his history of his life in comics on his blog He's just got to 1984, when Warners, apparently, asked if Marvel would be interested in publishing DC. Bill Sarnoff was the Big Cheese, I forget his exact title, of the publishing arm of Warner Communications Among the operations under his purview was[...]


Solar, Magnus, Turok, Dark Horse's Gold Key Line To Be Cancelled

And they has the man who relaunched these comics in the nineties to much success with Valiant, Jim Shooter, to write them And used Free Comic Book Day last year to launch the titles.However, there had been delays on the books and a number of people had noticed that the comics seemed to have disappeared[...]

Jim Shooter On The Great Jack Kirby Art Theft

That's how the story runs anyway, and recently it was repeated in the Comic Book Comics series from Evil Twin.Now, for the first time, Marvel editor-in-chief at the time, Jim Shooter, has gone on the record about the missing pages with his version He writes; Around about early 1978, Marvel’s warehouse got broken into and [...]

Saturday Morning Runaround: Almost Nothing About Wonder Woman's Pants, Also: C2E2

Talk about history, think about the future: A few things from various C2E2 panels, the latest from Jim Shooter's blog, and I think it's pretty cool that Maggie Thompson has been posting stuff from her archives on her own blog.'The Wolverine' not likely to get director to replace Darren Aronofsky in near future, says source[...]


The Tenth Annual Rumour Awards – SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Valiant suing Jim Shooter from both sides of the suit And the publisher of Yaoi Press being arrested for drugs offences.Creative stories such as JMS was leaving Thor, Bendis and Fraction bringing us an X-Men/New Avengers crossover, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons teaming up on a project,  Chaykin and Romita's Shmuggy And Bimbo, Alan Moore[...]