Jim Shooter’s Comic Scripting Tips and Insights

For those unfamiliar with Jim Shooter, is a comic book writer and editor. He started his professional career in 1966 at the age of 14 writing for both Action Comics and Adventure Comics for DC comics. He is most notable for his successful and controversial run as Marvel Comics‘ ninth editor-in-chief in the 1970’s , and his work as editor in chief of the short-lived but influential company Valiant Comics in 1989.

Most recently Mr. Shooter is overseeing  the publication of new series based on classic Gold Key characters like Turok, Doctor Solar, and Magnus, Robot Fighter.

Here is a link to an article on Mr. Shooter’s observations on Comic scripting styles and methods.

This is a useful resource for media and creative writing classes, as well as visual art classes. The article provides insights into scripting methods, the creative writing process, the role of the comic illustrator, and an entry into comic publishing  history.

Media principles –  target audience and values, ideologies and beliefs – and related issues of can be raised for discussion. Turok, was the only really significant First Nation Native comic hero during the 1960’s. Discussion of positive and negative role models in media can be explored by looking at this character’s  pasty and present design and portrayal.



Turok Son of Stone_Gold Key Comic



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