As a kid who grew up in the early ’80s reading Marvel comics, and who regarded the New Universe venture as a fascinating (albeit unreachably overpriced) experiement, I find the blog of early-’80s-Marvel-EIC Jim Shooter to be a completely engrossing read. Shooter has been dishing some really amazing inside stories of Marvel of the ’70s and ’80s, and provided you know how to mentally filter the text for his knack for self-glorification and bland backbiting, you can enjoy some really great anecdotes.
I’m kind of jealous, though. My own tenure as an EIC seems tragically bland next to his. I missed out on the glory days of the games press, I guess. You know, back when a bunch of magazine writers would snort cocaine off a communal hooker’s butt while playing Yoshi’s Island, or whatever.
By the way, I hope you’ve been keeping up with the Daily 1UPdate! I’m really happy with how the first few episodes have turned out. I embedded the first episode the other day, but take a moment to check out the second and third, won’t you?
And don’t worry, I won’t always be front-and-center in every episode like I am this week. The idea is to have a different person “host” each week’s episodes. I’ll fade into the background soon enough!