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
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
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,