|Caution: This man is prone to rants…|
Former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter has entered the blogosphere with his new blog aptly titled “Jim Shooter” Writer. Creator. Large Mammal. I only note this because I have just finished reading Defiant Comic’s Warrior of Plasm #1, which Shooter wrote in 1993, and at the back of this comic Shooter writes the most pedantic, rambling, angry screed I have come across in some time.
The purpose of the editorial piece is to thank readers for supporting his new comic book venture, Defiant Comics. What it ends up being is a conspiracy laden spew of how he got forced out of Valiant Comics by an act of “white-collar piracy” and how others “were fired because they were friends of mine whose loyalty could not be purchased.”
This is followed by one and a half pages of him thanking all sorts of people for standing by him after his last company “forced him out” once it became successful, and for helping him start Defiant Comics. He ends it by saying, “This universe is the real thing, the keeper.” Of course Defiant only lasted a little over a year. Apparently, though, it hasn’t slowed down the old Shooter.
Now, through the glory of the internet, we can have Big Jim yell at us on a daily basis. It will be interesting to see how long this lasts.