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Headline Comics #30 (Prize, 1948)
The legendary creative team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby did some of their most important yet underappreciated work with publisher Prize beginning around late 1946, at first on established titles such as Headline Comics and Prize Comics among others, and eventually including series like Black Magic and the landmark series Young Romance Shortly after[...]
Speed Comics #22 (Harvey, 1942)
Legendary creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby did a number of covers for Harvey in 1942 Among the team's cover work for Harvey during this period was a stand-out run of covers on Speed Comics #17-23, featuring the patriotic superhero character Captain Freedom There has been a longtime debate regarding who did what on each[...]
Prize Comics #9 featuring the Black Owl (Prize, 1941)
Power Nelson, Man of the Future had been the cover feature of the first six issues of Prize Comics, but that ended for good with Prize Comics #7.  A burst of new creators and new features quickly left Power Nelson on the back pages of the title, and as a result of this new mix[...]
The Comic Creators With Special Thanks In Netflix's Sandman, And Why
First, here are all the credits as listed for Special Thanks: Episode 1:  Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando, Jack Oleck, Nestor Redondo, Jack Sparling. Episode 2: Gardner F Fox, Bob Haney, Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando, Jack Oleck, Nestor Redondo, Jack Sparling, Alex Toth, Mike Sekowsky, Mark Hanerfeld, Bill Draut Episode 3:  Stephen Bissette, Mike Carey, Steve Dillon, Gardner F[...]
Champion Comics #10 (Harvey, 1940)
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are among the most famous creative teams in American comic book history.  They are the legendary creators of comic book titles and characters like Captain America and Bucky, Newsboy Legion, Boy Commandos, Manhunter, Boys' Ranch, Fighting American, and numerous others.  Every team starts somewhere, and the earliest collaborations of these[...]
Justice Traps the Guilty #33 (Prize, 1951)
Aside from a bit of work in Prize Comics in 1940, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby began working in earnest with publisher Prize around late 1946, at first on established titles such as Headline Comics and Prize Comics among others, and eventually including series like Black Magic and the landmark series Young Romance After their[...]
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[...]
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 – Celebrating Kirby, Waid, Brubaker, Latour And More
[audio:] 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 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
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 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 – 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
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[...]