James C. Shooter
Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965. He worked his way through high school writing stories, laying out pages and designing covers.
He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as Associate Editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief. He introduced benefits, royalties and other incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who, under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity and unparalleled success. Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He also headed up the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers.
Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President. He also served as Editor in Chief, principal creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY and more.
Later, Jim founded DEFIANT and Broadway Comics. At each of these he served as CEO, Editor in Chief and principal creator. DEFIANT properties include Warriors of Plasm and Dark Dominion. Broadway stars include Star Seed, Fatale and Knights on Broadway.
In 2009, he was hired by Dark Horse Comics to do a second redevelopment of Gold Key comics characters Turok Son of Stone, Mighty Samson, Doctor Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter and others.
Currently, Jim serves as Creative Director and Editor in Chief for Illustrated Media Group, which produces custom comics for promotion and advertising and has provided creative services to clients including Intel, the Mill Pond Group, Dark Horse and more. Under the auspices of Illustrated Media, Jim writes a popular comics-related blog, www.jimshooter.com