Jim Shooter was born Sept. 27, 1951. He’s 65.
Jim Shooter has had what could be reasonably called a controversial career. What’s not controversial is that he was one of the primary architects of DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes in the Silver Age, beginning a memorable mid-’60s tenure on Adventure Comics when he was still a teenager.
Given the Legion’s need for some love right now, I’ve picked the 30th century’s greatest super-team as the theme for this 13 COVERS birthday salute. (I used the same reasoning when celebrating the work of Mike Grell recently. So if you’re a Legionphile, click here for that awesomeness.)
Though Shooter was a writer who provided layouts for his Adventure issues, he wasn’t a cover artist. But Curt Swan and Neal Adams, two of the best in the biz, were — so I’ve split this selection between the two of them.
And, as always, if you don’t see your fave, just add it in the comments below or in whichever social-media thread you found this.
Cover images from the Space Age Grand Comics Database.