Bob Layton guest-writes to defend Jim Shooter, whose reputation for being a bully against creative types was getting the best of him.

I wonder if Layton really wrote this?

It’s interesting—in the days before blogs, and when comic books weren’t supporting billion-dollar film franchises—Marvel kind of had a bully pulpit.  There was fan press, but nobody could reach comic fans better than Marvel could—in its own comics.

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.
And see my Ratings of Runs on comics here.

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