Nostalgically revisiting the comics of the 1980s since 2008.
I know he is a controversial figure with all of his editorial decisions, but I still miss the continuity through most Marvel books during the Eighties, which I believed was, in good part, thanks to him. I also love how he portrays Doctor Doom, one of my favorite villains.
I may be wrong, but, based on how he comes across in his blog, I think Jim Shooter was more sinned against than sinning. He wasn't perfect, doubtless he made mistakes, but who hasn't? He always seems quite affable and approachable to me.
Shooter had to deal with some big egos in regards to the creative talent at the House of Ideas. I give his tenure as EIC the highest marks in the history of the company, regardless of what his temperament or editorial style may have been.
Well Shooter left Marvel almost a quarter of century ago. I think that controversy aside, he managed Marvel to produce some of its greatest material of al time. Some of his higlight include: 1) Fran Miller s Run on Daredevil: The one that defined the character forever, and was the influence for Bendis and Brubaker. 2) John Byrne s Fantastic Four: Great stories, imagination, he gave the title a freshness and Inovation it lost since issue 100 or so, 3) Thor By Simonson: one of the most acclaimed runs on this character. This are classics, and Shooter was an important part of them , along with other titles, so in my opinion he did a great job.