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A Look Back

Here’s a recent YouTube interview filmed at the 2015 Florida Supercon with Supercon Mike where Jim talks about his past and some comic book industry history. He tells the story of the acquisition of the Gold Key characters for VALIANT, the early days of the direct market, the creation of GI Joe, Secret Wars and other stuff. -JayJay

Find out more information about Florida Supercon at www.floridasupercon.com


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  1. JediJones

    Thanks for posting. I’ve been looking for more Jim Shooter interviews on YouTube and elsewhere and was surprised to find a lot of great, lengthy and recent interviews out there. Not only does Jim write a great blog post but he also does a great live interview and knows how to tell good stories, naturally. I’ll provide some links here of ones I highly recommend to anyone who’s enjoyed Jim’s blog:

    Lengthy sit-down video interview by ValiantFans.com, over 2 hours long in multiple parts, including Jim getting an enviable award and gift at the end, from June 2016:

    Secret Wars and Marvel publishing panels including Jim from the aforementioned 2015 Florida Supercon:

    Another Secret Wars panel from May 2016:

    Spider-Man-focused podcast interview, over 45 minutes long, from November 2015:

    And a series of shorter interviews with fans and blogs at various conventions:
    Nov. 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohu3ZilEFkE
    Jan. 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlJ5YYdfiMU
    May 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2upS8RgkI
    Oct. 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSStVMiS-Y0
    May 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3eplZq_3I
    Sep. 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qto0T5bNfVU

  2. Ken

    Also: as others have said, it’s wonderful that the blog is back!

  3. Ken

    This is really great, interesting stuff. And Jim speaks so well off the top of his head about things that happened ages ago.

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