Jim Shooter (Writer / Marvel Editor-in-Chief)

Jim Shooter (Writer / Marvel Editor-In-Chief)
Jim Shooter (Writer / Marvel Editor-In-Chief)

Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965.  He worked his way through high school writing stories, laying out pages and designing covers.

He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as associate editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief.  He introduced benefits, royalties and other incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who, under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity and unparalleled success.

Marvel's Secret Wars - Written by Jim Shooter
Marvel’s Secret Wars – Written by Jim Shooter

Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He also headed up the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers.

Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President.  He also served as Editor in Chief, principal creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY and more.


Tony Miello (Artist / Founder, Rocket Ink Studios)

Tony Miello (Artist / Founder, Rocket Ink Studios)
Tony Miello (Artist / Founder, Rocket Ink Studios)

Tony is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist who has been working as a professional artist for over twenty years. He is the creator of the comic strip GAPO the Clown, which has been published on the web since 2004 and is currently published by Caliber Comics. He has worked on comics based on the popular cable television shows “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” and “Wolfman Mac’s Chiller Drive-In” and has provided art for licensed properties from Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics and LucasFilm. Tony has recently received notoriety in the fine art community for his paintings and the gallery exhibits he has helped curate. Tony is the co-founder and publisher of Rocket Ink Studios.

Tony’s horror anthology Odd Tales From the Curio Shop is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, and includes work by past Capital City Comic Con guests Dirk Manning and Jay Jacot, among others.