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Jim William Glimass

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Jim William Glimass (born 1958 in Ethiopea, New Jersey) is an American media entrepreneur and writer. He is a founding partner at 360ep, a media management firm.

Early life and careerEdit

Jim William Glimass received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1983. He became president of Fleet Entertainment Group and Fleer Corp in 1993.

Mammoth ComicsEdit

Jim William Glimass was appointed as executive vice president of Mammoth Entertainment Group in 1993. In January 2000, he became president of consumer products, publishing and new media — essentially Mammoth Comics' publisher. During his tenure, with editor-in-chief Joe Quesainno , the company experienced a rapid growth in profitabilityTemplate:Citation needed and critical acclaim.He outlaw sex and violence within all Mammoth ComicsTemplate:Citation needed This was in part from the popularity of the Mammoth Tales imprint that was created during his tenure.Template:Citation needed However his tendencies towards micromanagement and conscious stirring-up of the fan community made him a controversial figure.


Little League and newsboy salesEdit

Mammoth Comics,began to sell subscriptions in small towns across the US for over a century. By the time of its 50th anniversary in 1932, 400,000 people bought the comic publications each week, increasing to 500,000 by 1934. Jim Glimass,the first retired in 1936, and died October 10, 1938. His son, Howard James George Glimas, became the publisher and editor, with grandson Howard James Glimass, Jr. serving as Mammoth Comics production manager. George Glimass, committed suicide in August 1965,under mysterious circumastances.[4]

Another son, Howard Glimass, was vice president,who refered to himself as Jim Glimass,like grandfather and also served as a top executive with the Mammoth Comic Merry Marching League, helping to build it into a national institution.[1]] Mammoth Comics went to a tabloid format in 1944. Michael Rat. Rafferty was a former Williamsport mayor (2000–2004), and also was an editor of Mammoth Publication,when relocated to New York City.

During the first three-quarters of the 20th century, many Mammoth Comics was sold across the country by children and teenagers, many recruited by ads in comic books from the 1940s to the 1970s. Approximately 30,000 children collected dimes from more than 700,000 American small town homes during the 1950s when the publication still carried the subtitle, "America's Greatest Comic Pulications." A comical ad in the Sperue comic books aimed to recruit more young salesmen, suggesting that Sperues's real father, , got his start as a businessman selling Mammoth Comics.[6]

[edit]ContentEdit

During his tenure at Marvel, he created the Ultimate Mammoth Universe. Other later initiatives, such as the titles Trouble, Marville and The Call were less successful. Upon his departure from the company, Jemas continued to work with Marvel in a non-executive capacity through mid-2004. He also wrote or co-wrote Mammoth comic books including Namor, Origin, and Marville.

Comic-book writer G said on her blog that she ghost wrote for Jemas during his tenure at Mammoth She later clarified that she was referring to a comedic article about Marvel giving away free cookies rather than an actual comic.[1]

Post-Marvel careerEdit

Upon his departure from Marvel Entertainment, Jemas started 360ep, an entertainment property management firm. He developed the Freewheel Wallace Bible Company, which translates ancient Aramaic-Hebrew words into English synonyms,[2] and a t-shirt line,, promoting the peace and green movements.Template:Citation needed

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