Jim Salicrup is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Papercutz, the all-ages graphic novel publishing company he co-founded with Terry Nantier. The Smurfs, Classics Illustrated, Disney Fairies, Geronimo Stilton, Tales From the Crypt, Nancy Drew, and LEGO Legends of Chima are just a few of the titles that Papercutz has brought to its readers for the past 10 years.
Salicrup’s career began at 14 when his work was published in Kid’s Magazine. At 15, his offer to be a slave at Marvel was accepted and he spent the next 20 years writing and editing some of their most popular titles like Spider-Man (including Amazing Spider-Man 300, The Wedding! and Kraven’s Last Hunt), The Amazing Spider- Man and The Incredible Hulk Toilet Paper, Uncanny X-Men, The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America and Fantastic Four. He edited Marvel Age Magazine, Marvel Premiere’s Doctor Who run and began the Marvel (US) Doctor Who title.
During his tenure as Editor-in-Chief at Topps Comics, Salicrup launched Jack Kirby’s “Kirbyverse” and worked on movie, literary and television adaptations including Dracula, James Bond, Jurassic Park, and The X-Files. When Stan Lee called, Salicrup went a running to California to have a chance to work with his mentor again editing and writing (and even voicing Stan Lee’s clone!) at Stan Lee Media.
Most recently, Papercutz has relaunched Nickelodeon Magazine and its imprint, Super Genius, has given Salicrup (a HUGE wrestling fan himself) the opportunity to work with Mick Foley on WWE Superstars and bring Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice, Mr. Hero and Teknophage to all new audiences.