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USA Comics #3 features an invisible plane technology story (Timely, 1942)
Newspapers were full of talk about both German and American super-soldiers before Captain America Comics #1 hit the newsstands.  The dreaded German V-1 influenced several comic book robot planes.  Most obviously, the atomic bomb had a dramatic influence on the course of comic book history.  And in the year leading up to Sensation Comics #1[...]
Captain America Comics #1 (Marvel, 1941)
Captain America Comics #1 CGC 9.4 from the fabled Tom Reilly / San Francisco Pedigree has just sold for a record $3,120,000 in this afternoon's session of the current 2022 April 7 – 10 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction #7270 at Heritage Auctions.  The March 1941 cover-dated issue by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby[...]
Captain America #1 Has Bids Of Almost One-And-A-Half Million Dollars
Today, as part of Heritage Auctions' Platinum Session auctions, Captain America Comics #1 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from 1941, part of the San Francisco Pedigree collection, graded at CGC 9.4, is going under the hammer And from proxy bids alone, it already has almost two million dollars in bids It's the first appearance[...]
Mystery Men Comics #3 (Fox, 1939)
Lou Fine is one of the most important and influential artists of the Golden Age of comics.  A creator who made his mark on characters ranging from Black Condor and the Ray to Uncle Sam and the Spirit, Fine was an artist that others of his generation admired.  Fellow Golden Age legend Joe Simon called[...]
Joe Simon's Captain America & Dick Tracy Original Artwork At Auction
Joe Simon is best known as the co-creator of Captain America with Jack Kirby, but he had a long and varied career in comic books After a short stint as an editor at Fox Publications in 1939, Simon moved over to Timely (later to be Marvel Comics), where he became the company's first editor By[...]
Captain America Comics #1 CGC 8.5, Marvel, 1941.
The classic cover of Captain America punching Hitler is more iconic than ever, and the comic was created by one of the most acclaimed creative teams of all time in Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.  Al Lieberman inked this issue, with Howard Ferguson on lettering Perpetually one of the most sought-after comic books in American[...]
Simon And Kirby's Fighting American #1 Review: A Muddled Parody/Homage
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Fighting American Cover C by Jack Kirby The Fighting American was a Captain America-esque comic that Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created in 1954 Well, I say that it's Captain America-esque, but, in reality, there were plenty of patriotic costumed heroes in that era However, this one was unique in that Simon and Kirby created[...]
What Jack Kirby Means To A Comic Fan, Critic, And Aspiring Creator
He took to drawing quickly, starting in comic strips in 1936, and, in 1940, he teamed up with Joe Simon to create Captain America and Bucky Barnes. It's weird to think that a man born a 100 years ago in Manhattan could have such an effect on my life He actually died a year before I[...]
They play with shadows well, and it gives a gothic atmosphere which matches Jason and Etrigan perfectly. The Kirby Grabbers this time include a romance-mystery story called "The Face Behind the Mask," done with Ed Herron, and some sci-fi-futurist-world-of-tomorrow fair called "Just Imagine," which he did with fellow comics legend Joe Simon (these two men created[...]
The Powerful Popularity Of Superhero Comics During World War II
As a result, Cap creators Jack Kirby and Joe Simon routinely received death threats from Hitler's followers According to the Kirby Museum: "On occasion the Timely office would get phone calls and letters from Nazi sympathizers threatening the creators of Captain America Once, while Jack was in the Timely office, a call came from someone in the[...]
Fighting American #1 From Titan Comics Will Debut On Joe Simon's Birthday, October 11th
Titan Comics are publishing a new Fighting American series in October, the character created by the late Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1954 as a response to Timely/Atlas Comics (the precursor to Marvel) revamping Captain Americain a new series without them. So they decide to create another patriotically themed character, Fighting American[...]
Stan Lee Commemorates 75 Years At Marvel
Working with Joe Simon and Jack Kirby And what its been like working in a field for 3/4th of a century Now he tells the story about just walking in off the street, but the publisher at the time was Martin Goodman, Stan's uncle So maybe he had to convince Joe and Jack to use[...]