A child prodigy who began selling stories to DC comics when he was 13, Shooter eventually became the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics from 1978 to 1987. After leaving Marvel he founded his own company Valiant which acquired the rights to a number of older Gold Key characters which they published as well as various Nintendo game related comics. After leaving Valiant he founded Defiant Comics. After Defiant Comics failed he founded Broadway Comics. After Broadway Comics failed he founded Daring Comics.
Shooter's tenure as editor-in-chief at Marvel remains controversial to this day. An external interview with him can be read here.