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Joe Simon

After Joe Simon created Captain America at his legendary Simon and Kirby Studios, Simon became the first Editor-in-Chief of the company now called Marvel. Simon also created Fighting American and Boys' Ranch among a host of comic book characters that have been treasured by generations of avid and loyal fans worldwide.

As Marvel Comics noted in their recent best-selling hardcover book of the authors' 1950 masterpiece, Fighting American, "Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are quite possibly the most successful collaborators in the history of comics...Their influence on the comics field is still powerfully felt today."

The New York Times Book Review acclaimed Simon and Kirby as "AWESOME CREATIVE FORCES." Their works have been republished in many upscale publications.

Joe Simon invented the prototype of the original Spider-Man, the Romance Comics genre, the original Fly, Stuntman, Black Magic, and The Shield, to name a few. He founded SICK Magazine, provided publications and art for the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national associations. As director of Research and Development for Harvey Comics, he helped develop Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich, Baby Huey, and other favorites of children and parents.

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Jim Simon

Jim Simon is a writer, publisher, and representative of comic book properties. He has sold nonfiction and fiction books, comics, and his work has been translated and published in France and China. With his interest in the history of comics, Jim has contributed material to Alter Ego, Scholastic's The New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia, and provided assistance to The History Channel and The Discovery Channel for their programs on comic history.

With Joe Simon, Jim Simon authored The Comic Book Makers -- the highly praised book on the creative and business origins of comics; an eyewitness account of Joe Simon's life working in comic books from the start of the industry in the 1930s through the 1970s. Jim Simon has authored introductions and essays to collector books published by Marvel Comics/Entertainment, DC Comics/Entertainment, and Titan Publishing, including Titan Publishing's Simon and Kirby's Superheroes.

Jim Simon is also involved with information technology including web and enterprisewide computing, and is an award-winning computer book author.

 

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The Best of Simon and Kirby 

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are comics’ Lennon/McCartney dream duo. Teaming in the 1940s, Simon was the seasoned writer/editor/inker and Kirby the hot young artist who ultimately became one of the industry’s most influential and creative personalities. They invented Captain America, received the first cover bylines, and their jump-off-the-pages action told the story as strongly as the words, changing comics forever. This is the only collected best of S&K edition authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, gathered from the official Simon and Kirby archives.

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The Best of Simon and Kirby

Simon and Kirby Superheroes

Introduction by Neil Gaiman
Commentary by Jim Simon

Beginning with Blue Bolt in June 1940, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby set the standard for costumed heroes. Their creation Captain America remains one of the most famous heroes in comic book history, and their work for Timely and DC Comics raised the bar. This large format hardcover collects the duo’s most exciting characters: Fighting American, their cold-war take on the patriotic hero, The Fly, with origins in an unknown Spider-Man prototype, Lancelot Strong, the man with the double life, and the Hollywood swashbuckler known as Stuntman. This is the only collected S&K superheroes edition authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, gathered from the official Simon and Kirby archives.

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Simon and Kirby Superheroes

 

ShieldMaster, Protector of the Heroes

 

ShieldMaster, Protector of the Heroes

 

Original Art, Reproductions, Sketches

Captain America

Captain America, flying through a window while holding his shield. The original work is part of the Library of Congress, under the George Sturman Collection.

 

Captain America

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