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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (5th Jun 17 at 9:51pm UTC)



I think it's overdue. We have books about everyone else.
I was a little disappointed. I was hoping to see a comic solicitation. I'm not going to pre-order it, but if a store orders extra I might pick one up.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (5th Jun 17 at 11:31pm UTC)
Did Shooter write this?
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (5th Jun 17 at 11:45pm UTC)
It would be cool to see this on bookstore shelves like Barnes & Noble. I see they have a preorder for it next week:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jim-shooter-jason-sacks/1125114723?ean=9781496811790

Hard to tell what's inside. Collection of old web and magazine interviews? Or his blog entries...

Maybe it'll come with comic pictures inside. Doubt it by the cover and title so far....



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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (5th Jun 17 at 11:47pm UTC)
Does it say who the author is?
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (5th Jun 17 at 11:49pm UTC)
Here's what the link has:

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Jason Sacks, Everett, Washington, is author of many books of comics history, including American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s; Thriller: 7 Seconds to Save the World; and the forthcoming American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s. Eric Hoffman, Vernon, Connecticut, is author of Oppen: A Narrative. Dominick Grace, London, Ontario, Canada, is author of The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb: A Critical Reading. Hoffman and Grace coedited Dave Sim: Conversations; Chester Brown: Conversations; and Seth: Conversations, all published by University Press of Mississippi.


256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 12 b&w illustrations, introduction, chronology, index

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12 b&w illustrations so far.
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (5th Jun 17 at 11:51pm UTC)
Amazon has some "Look Inside" pages now:


https://www.amazon.com/Jim-Shooter-Conversations-Comic-Artists/dp/1496811798/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496706583&sr=8-1&keywords=jim+shooter+conversations

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (5th Jun 17 at 11:58pm UTC)
 
Here's what the link has:

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Jason Sacks, Everett, Washington, is author of many books of comics history, including American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s; Thriller: 7 Seconds to Save the World; and the forthcoming American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s. Eric Hoffman, Vernon, Connecticut, is author of Oppen: A Narrative. Dominick Grace, London, Ontario, Canada, is author of The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb: A Critical Reading. Hoffman and Grace coedited Dave Sim: Conversations; Chester Brown: Conversations; and Seth: Conversations, all published by University Press of Mississippi.


256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 12 b&w illustrations, introduction, chronology, index

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12 b&w illustrations so far.


Thanks bro.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (6th Jun 17 at 1:09am UTC)
This is missing some information. It has some serious gaps.

Image

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (6th Jun 17 at 1:19am UTC)
I just don't think that timeline is well written. Jim did not launch the Gold Key revival at Dark Horse. Dark Horse launched it utilizing Jim Shooter as the primary writer. Wording like that bothers me. The structure is inconsistent and just feels weakly written. Nothing about Phobos. Nothing about Illustrated Media. It just feels like Jim wasn't even consulted.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (6th Jun 17 at 12:23pm UTC)
Yea, it looks like a collection bunch of old interviews and then one original new interview by the author at the end.

The 1997 Marvel buyout attempt was talked about a little bit in the 5 hour DVD from kickstarter from last year.

I see the big time gap between 2000-2007 too.

$40 for the hardcover. {Shocked}
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (6th Jun 17 at 9:36pm UTC)
I've already expressed my disappointment that the same stories keep getting retold and there is little that I haven't read. Reading reprinted interviews of the same stories doesn't appeal to me. A $40 price tag doesn't appeal at all. Summer bills keep stacking up faster than I can pay them. I think I'm going to tighten the cash flow. I don't like spending more than I make and this is a bad few months. I'm about $800 in the hole from where I want to be but more bills are on the way.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (7th Jun 17 at 12:08am UTC)
Yea, i'm not crazy about the price of this one. I'll probably skip this summer's convention I wanted to go to. Smiley Times are tight.
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (17th Jun 17 at 6:27pm UTC)
I have a lot going on this summer, but I was actually considering a trip to Heroes Con.

It looks like Jim is there. If it'd fallen a month or two later I might've gone.

Friday (yesterday) he evidently gave a presentation:


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Room 208COMIC BOOK STORYTELLING
Former Marvel Editor in Chief JIM SHOOTER explains the principles of visual storytelling. Using a slide presentation of Jack Kirby’s work on Captain America, Jim walks you through the cinematography of the graphic story and shows you how to make compelling images that deliver your story with power and precision. Essential knowledge for writers as well as artists


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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (22nd Jun 17 at 11:03pm UTC)
This guy didn't know who Jim was and it ended up being more well-rounded than many of his other interviews. I think that flipping through his binder sort of paced the conversation. It was a series of milestones that moved the interview forward.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (22nd Jun 17 at 11:54pm UTC)
He rolled with the interview well. And a mention of his upcoming Image stuff at the end. Sounds like he's doing more than just writing. Like a consultant as well. Maybe it'll lead into something bigger.
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (23rd Jun 17 at 12:31am UTC)
Some of the Image stuff sounded like stuff he shouldn't be saying, but I guess it doesn't matter.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (23rd Jun 17 at 5:52pm UTC)
He says end of the year or early next year so that misses the 25th Anniversary of Image release window. Unless retailer summits start to get early news rumblings in a few months. Since it's so far off, I hope Image promotes his name early enough with the marketing. Anything's gotta be better handled than what Dark Horse did with his line.
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (24th Jun 17 at 12:48am UTC)
Yeah. Pretty much anything.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (24th Jun 17 at 2:37am UTC)
Stay on it, you guys! I want to know what the heck Shooter's doing for Image. This thread will keep me apprised!
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (26th Jun 17 at 2:09pm UTC)
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (26th Jun 17 at 5:23pm UTC)
Good one. I'll buy anything Jim & Neal do together. Seeing Steranko & Jim work together would be cool too.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (26th Jun 17 at 6:57pm UTC)
The more he mentions this new work, the more exciting it's getting. He mentioned his role with Image as "coach" instead of an editorial. Which in a way still sounds like he's steering them in an editorial way. They can call it whatever they want, I can't want to see his next big comic comeback again. Image should start the promotions and marketing now. Teasers and web blurbs.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (26th Jun 17 at 9:29pm UTC)
 
The more he mentions this new work, the more exciting it's getting. He mentioned his role with Image as "coach" instead of an editorial. Which in a way still sounds like he's steering them in an editorial way. They can call it whatever they want, I can't want to see his next big comic comeback again. Image should start the promotions and marketing now. Teasers and web blurbs.

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My concern is that it'll include some character like Savage Dragon that don't interest me in the least.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (26th Jun 17 at 11:20pm UTC)
Yea, I wonder if it involves the original core characters from 1992. I look at the Image solicits now and I don't recognize any of those current indie titles.

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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (27th Jun 17 at 1:25am UTC)
I don't look at them. Smiley

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Awesome!
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Re: The Jim Shooter Thread (27th Jun 17 at 11:29pm UTC)
It's okay. I will say this, Jim seems more confident in these more recent interviews. That's good to see. I think doing the shows gives him a better connection to those who appreciate his work and it counterbalances all the years of people criticizing him. He's careful to share the credits even though he did do the lion's share of bringing the ideas to paper. I think he's maintaining a good balance with that.

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