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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[...]
Manhunter
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: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 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[...]