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Jim Shooter returns to Marvel

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Jim Shooter returns to Marvel

Official Press Release

Jim Shooter, the former Marvel Editor In Chief, is returning to The House.
The veteran creator has been tapped to spin a new AVENGERS adventure, a
series he steered to new heights during the ’80s. His first project for
Marvel will be an eight-issue series that will also mark the return of the
team’s cosmic arch-nemesis known as Korvac. Senior Editor Tom Brevoort is
currently narrowing down his choices of penciler for the project, which is
scheduled for a release in May 2002.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jim Shooter back into the AVENGERS fold for this
brand new cosmic epic,” stated Brevoort. “His issues of AVENGERS –
especially the legendary ‘Korvac Saga’ – still stand out in the minds of
many as some of the definitive tales of Earth’s Mightiest. From what we’ve
talked about so far regarding the new project, Mr. Shooter surely has not
lost his touch!”

“With the Korvac story under way, and another AVENGERS-related project in
development, expect Jim to make a big splash in the Avengers’ universe next
summer!” added Brevoort. “As they say, ‘Once an Avenger, always an
Avenger!'”

“There were several balls that I started rolling early on in my first months
as EIC, many of them public knowledge, and many of them top secret,”
explained Marvel Editor In Chief Joe Quesada. “Much like the upcoming
AVENGERS/JLA crossover, getting Jim Shooter writing for Marvel again was one
of those goals. During my early days in the comics industry, I watched with
great admiration as Jim began creating the beginnings of what would become
the Valiant Universe! It’s because of that talent that we contacted Jim
early on, and along Tom Brevoort, we’ve taken much care in developing a
project that was going to show off his considerable skills!”

“I was warned from the onset that bringing Jim back to Marvel would ruffle a
few feathers, but the way I saw it, there was no downside,” explained
Quesada. “First, I couldn’t give a damn, and secondly, all the feathers
being ruffled are on all the right people. When you look back at some of the
greatest stuff ever produced within this company, a significant portion of
it was created during his tenure as EIC. So with that said, it’s a pleasure
welcoming Jim back to The House!”

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