On a November day in 1957 I found myself standing in front of Miss Grosier’s first grade class in Hillcrest Elementary School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, trying to think of a really good word. She had us play this game in which each kid had to offer up a word to the class, and for every classmate who couldn’t spell your word, you got a point–provided, of course, that you could spell the word. Whoever got the most points received the coveted gold star.
“Bouillabaisse,” said I, finally.
“You don’t even know what that is,” Miss Grosier scolded.
See, even in a blog post, the former Marvel editor in chief sets up the conflict right from the start.
Shooter is known for running the company during some of its greatest Silver Age moments, presiding over the rise of the X-Men, killing off Jean Grey by editorial fiat, and other deeds, before moving on to revitalize Valiant and then run his own company, Defiant. Today he’s involved in revamping the Gold Key characters for Dark Horse.
He’s also tweeting.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.