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Get the real story of the birth of the comic book industry from the man who was there! As the first editor of the company that would become Marvel Comics, Joe Simon was at ground zero of the comic revolution. His credits include creating Captain America with Jack Kirby, The Sandman, Manhunter, Boy Commandos, Stuntman, Bullseye, Fighting American...creating the first romance comics, early horror comics and much more, right up into the 1960s. Simon's fascinating career, including in partnership with Jack Kirby.
Here, his entire life is laid out and told in painstaking detail, with guest appearances by the A-list of Golden Age talent like Kirby, Jerry Robinson, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee and many others! Includes a full color section of very unusual pieces, including an early humor magazine cover, his pre-Kirby comics covers as well as his and Jack's best work from the pre-code days. Also profusely illustrated in black and white throughout the book.
Joe Simon signed a specially created bookplate (a black and white reproduction of the cover of Captain America #7) which we created when Captain America: The Classic Years was published in 1998. Joe signed more of these than we ended up using. Now that Joe is no longer with us, we thought it a cool bonus to include this with his proudly written autobiography. Here's the inside story of surviving in the comics business, of the ups and downs of being the most popular creative team in comics' first 20 years. Great anecdotes.
Also offered with the same bookplate but signed by Joe Simon at the original published price of $24.95.
- Additional Information
Item Code JSH Publisher Titan Publish Date 2011 ISBN 9781845769307 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 6x10 # Pages 258pg Color Text/b&w