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Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #3 Review – Stale and Blunt Social Satire

Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #3 Review – Stale and Blunt Social Satire

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Fighting American is kept busy by his handlers while Speedboy is made a national news sensation for his interviews "exposing" the Fighting American. Elsewhere, FA's FBI ally begins to find her way to the bottom of the conspiracy targeting the hero. I reviewed an issue of Titan's Fighting American run a few […]

Simon And Kirbys Fighting American #1 Review: A Muddled Parody/Homage

Simon And Kirby's Fighting American #1 Review: A Muddled Parody/Homage

[rwp-review-recap id="0"][caption id="attachment_729374" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fighting American Cover C by Jack Kirby[/caption]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[...]

What Jack Kirby Means To A Comic Fan Critic And Aspiring Creator

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[...]

Manhunter #1 Review: Manhunter Likes Hunting Man

Manhunter #1 Review: Manhunter Likes Hunting Man

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

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 Simons Birthday October 11th

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

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[...]

A Statue Grows In Brooklyn But Debuts In San Diego

A Statue Grows In Brooklyn, But Debuts In San Diego

The new 1 ton bronze statue of Captain America is making its debut at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend before its shipped to Brooklyn, NY where it will reside in Prospect Park starting August 10th. The video below shows the statue's unveiling by Marvel at the convention as well as shows that there […]


King Kirby &#8211 An Artist And Jack Kirby Expert Reviews The Play

King Kirby – An Artist And Jack Kirby Expert Reviews The Play

Especially Kirby’s thoughts on World War II and the violence he had witnessed and how it changed him as a man but made him understand being human a lot more. Joe Mathers who portrays Joe Simon really did a great job of playing the friend that Kirby had in Joe I love how this play really captured[...]

Orbiting Around Captain America &#8211 Celebrating Kirby Waid Brubaker Latour And More

Orbiting Around Captain America – Celebrating Kirby, Waid, Brubaker, Latour And More

[audio:http://www.orbitalcomics.com/images/blog/orbital-podcastcaptainamericaspecial.mp3]Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Orbiting Pod, the podcast of Orbital Comics in London.They say:Welcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod!With the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier in cinemas worldwide, we’ve decided to spotlight some of Steve Rogers greatest stories from across the decades.We kick things off with Captain America: Marvel[...]

Silver for Timelys Golden Age and Gold for Marvels Silver Age

Silver for Timely's Golden Age and Gold for Marvel's Silver Age

Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Alex Schomburg and others weren't afraid to ruffle feathers by turning real-world threats into a limitless rogue's gallery of villains.The comic book covers were action packed and stories contained the kind of reckless abandon you wouldn't find in a DC comic Timely's flavor had spice, if not at the cost of[...]

Captain America Lives On: Remembering Joe Simon

Captain America Lives On: Remembering Joe Simon

In 1941, Jack Kirby and my grandfather, Joe Simon, dreamt of Captain America in an attempt to keep their heads above the turbulent waters of the comic book industry Much to their surprise and joy, the character went on to receive worldwide fame. [Me and my grandfather after his book My Life in Comics was published]I[...]

Nine Glorious Pages From Octobers A1 Annual

Nine Glorious Pages From October's A1 Annual

It will include work by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Al Williamson, Jim Steranko, Alan Moore, Michael T Gilbert, Sandy Plunkett, Scott Hampton, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Johnson, Garry Leach, Stanley Lau, Toby Cypress, Dave Elliott, Barnaby Bagenda, Norman Felche, Alex Shiekman, Mark Kneece, Dominic Regan, Madeline Holly-Rosing, Emily Hu, Sakti Yuwono, Jessica Kholinne, Bambos Georgiou and[...]

Wednesday Runaround &#8211 When The FBI Tried To Get Joe Simons Artwork Back

Wednesday Runaround – When The FBI Tried To Get Joe Simon's Artwork Back

FedWatch: When the FBI went after stolen Joe Simon artwork. Towards the end even Joe Simon clearly had enough cause to believe that his own daughter might have been the culprit as he admitted as much to the F.B.I, but this might have been an admission of a man who wasn't up to facing yet another[...]

Joe Simon Co-Creator Of Captain America Passes At 98

Joe Simon, Co-Creator Of Captain America, Passes At 98

Longtime comic book creator Joe Simon passed away earlier today at 98, according to a Facebook post from Joe’s son.Simon is best known for his work as the co-creator of Captain America with artist Jack Kirby, but that is just one of scores of contributions he made to the industry, both as a writer and[...]


Captain America Comics #1 Sells For Record $343000

Captain America Comics #1 Sells For Record $343,000

 The iconic comic book by creators Jack Kirby and Joe Simon was released on the newsstands in December 1941 -- showing Captain America punching Hitler on its cover a year before the US entered World War II -- and solidifying the creative team of Simon & Kirby as key ingredients in the chemistry of what[...]