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Jim Shooter  |  Marvel Comics

Jim Shooter
Legion of Super Heroes (DC Comics)
Secret Wars (Marvel Comics, 1984)
Solar: Man of the Atom (Valiant Comics)
"Superman's Race With the Flash!" in Superman No. 199 (Aug. 1967)

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Jim Shooter did his first professional comics work at the age of thirteen, selling a Legion of Super-Heroes story (Adventure Comics #346) to DC Comics and going on to write Superboy, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman and other titles. He moved to Marvel Comics shortly after, revitalizing the line with several titles at their commercial and critical best, with his best-remembered work being the Korvac Saga on Avengers. By 1978, he accepted the position of Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics under the condition that he would be allowed to improve things for Marvel’s creators. Shooter introduced royalties and a spectrum of other incentives, rights and benefits, attracting a Who’s Who of talent. He became the driving force behind many of Marvel’s most memorable stories, including creating the first company-wide crossover ever to happen in American comics, with the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars in 1984, which was created mainly to promote a new line of Marvel toys in association with Mattel.

In 1989, he founded Valiant Comics, and introduced many co-creations including Archer and Armstrong, Rai, H.A.R.D. Corps, Shadowman, X-O Manowar and Harbinger, as well as serving to re-introduce classic comics characters like Magnus, Robot Fighter and Turok, Dinosaur Hunter. He would later found Defiant Comics in 1993 and Broadway Comics in 1995.

Today, Jim Shooter is the Editor in Chief of Illustrated Media, a custom comics company.