JayJay here. Jim, co-writer J.C. Vaughn and Billy Tucci (in his own car) went on a signing tour of three comic book stores for the Free Comic Book Day event. Our friend John organized the tour and got a limo to drive us. A few friends came along to video and hang out. Here are a few of Jim’s anecdotes.
I did my first professional comics work at the age of thirteen, selling a Legion of Super-Heroes story to DC Comics and going on to write Superboy, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman and other titles.
In 1978, I accepted the position of Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics under the condition that I would be allowed to improve things for Marvel’s creators. I introduced royalties and a spectrum of other incentives, rights and benefits, attracting a Who’s Who of talent.
Later, I founded VALIANT, DEFIANT and Broadway Comics and was the principal creator of their characters and universes.
Today, I’m the Editor in Chief of Illustrated Media, a custom comics company.