Broadway Comics
Former type Comic publisher
Industry Comics
Founded 1995
Founder(s) Jim Shooter
Defunct 1996
Headquarters New York City
Key people Steve Schanes, editor[1]

Broadway Comics was a short-lived comic book publishing company started by Jim Shooter in 1995, after his former company, Defiant Comics, had folded.[2] The company was a division of Broadway Video Entertainment with Shooter as co-owner of the characters.



Broadway Comics debuted with the preview comic Powers that Be, followed by the series Star Seed, Fatale, and Shadow State. Other series were to follow, though only Knights on Broadway was launched before the company abruptly closed, leaving unfinished story arcs in all series but Fatale.[3]

The Broadway continuity, like Shooter's two previous attempts, took place in real time and the characters rarely wore superhero uniforms. Shadow State included a comic-within-a-comic called Blood S.C.R.E.A.M., which parodied Rob Liefeld of Image Comics's works.[citation needed]

Before the company shut down, Shooter intended to integrate the concepts from Defiant Comics into the Broadway Comics continuity.[citation needed] However, in 1996, Broadway Video Entertainment was sold to Golden Books, which then promptly went bankrupt. Broadway Comics didn't have the infrastructure or the means to continue.


  1. "Newswatch: NYC Comics Convention Cancelled, Fans Irate," The Comics Journal #185 (Mar. 1996), pp. 18-19.
  2. "Newswatch: Shooter — 4th Try a Charm?" The Comics Journal #174 (February 1995), pp. 29-30.
  3. "Shooter, Fowlkes Finishing Run Off Broadway as Golden Books Cancels Comics Line," The Comics Journal #192 (December 1996), pp. 31-32.
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