Jim Shooter


The Daily LITG - 27th September 2019, Happy Birthday

The Daily LITG – 27th September 2019, Happy Birthday Jim Shooter

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 20 most-read stories yesterday Marvel Stopped the Presses to Remove Mark Waid’s Captain America Essay From Marvel Comics #1000 “Rick and Morty” Season 4 Brings […]


Jim Shooter Brings Slow City Blues to Image Comics in February

Jim Shooter Returns to Comics for New Series Slow City Blues at Image

Comics industry legend Jim Shooter is bringing a new comic to Image Comics in February 2020. From writer Samuel Haine, penciler Shawn Moll, inker John Livesay, colorist JD Smith, and letterer Thomas Mauer comes Slow City Blues, a series about a cop who retreats into a fantasy world in his own mind after accidentally killing […]

The Toys That Made Us Season 2, Episode 2: Transformers!

The Toys That Made Us season 2 is now streaming on Netflix, looking at four more toy lines that touched collectors souls and have stood the test of time. In episode 1, they took a look at Star Trek toys. In episode 4, Hello Kitty. And in episode 2, we got what is arguably the most […]

Chris Claremont on How Heroes Stand up for Social Inequity, and the Re-Released X-Men Doc

For the upcoming expanded re-release of the Patrick Meaney-directed documentary, Chris Claremont’s X-Men, I was given the opportunity to interview both Meaney and Chris Claremont himself to talk about the documentary, the X-Men, and the kind of comics the world needs. BC: I’ll start with Mr. Claremont. This is one you probably get a lot, but I have to […]

Happy National Beer Lovers Day, Beer Nerds!

Apparently today is National Beer Lovers Day, and while I won’t be celebrating until later tonight (after all, it’s only 6:30am where I am), I can not pass up a chance to celebrate beer. In honor of the day, here’s some of my favorite episodes of Barzinga that Rich Henn and myself have done! Barzinga […]

Quintessential Captain America Stories To Read This July 4th

In celebration of the American Day of Independence, it’s a great time to point people in the direction of some great stories about the greatest champion of the United States, Captain America: The Sentinel of Liberty. It happens to be more relevant these days when the current mainline story about Steve Rogers is…less than satisfying […]

This Day in Pop Culture History

On This Day In Pop Culture For March 31

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on March 31, the 90th day of the year: 1889- The Eiffel […]

Jim Shooter, Alex Saviuk, Paul Soles: Barzinga At The Great Lakes Comic Con

What a weekend this was for BL and Henn! Our drinking duo attended The Great Lakes Comic Con this weekend, eating and drinking their way through Michigan. On today’s episode they have special guest stars Jim Shooter, Alex Saviuk, and Paul Soles. Watch as they tell stories of old, and all around have a good […]

The Secret Wars Reunion Tour Arrives At Kansas City Comic Con

Ashleigh Jay reported this year from Denver Comic Con, and now takes on the first year of Kansas City Comic Con. She is 12 years old. Since Kansas City makes a particular point of advertizing the “all-ages” experience at their con, it’s great to have a direct report from a young person about the convention’s […]

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

There has been a lot of talk about Marvel’s Secret Wars of late… but 30 years ago, the original Secret Wars maxi-series was pretty ground breaking too. 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 […]

Selling Nostalgia: The Return Of Marvel’s Secret Wars

Brian M. Puaca writes for Bleeding Cool: As a regular reader of all of Marvel’s titles, I am extremely excited to see the how the investigations of the Illuminati regarding the parallel Earths will unfold in Secret Wars. Wait. Scratch that. I have no idea what that even means. The title? Yes, that I recognize. […]

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 […]


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 […]

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

There’s something about a good origin story that just never gets old — even as it gets revamped and retold, and passed down through generations as one of the clearest examples of comics as mythology.  It’s pretty interesting to hear about what goes on behind the scenes of those retelling as well… Most-Read Comic Stories […]