The Simon and Kirby Library: Superheroes

Joe Simon

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby co-created one of the most enduring heroes with the first issue of Captain America Comics from Timely Comics — the company that became Marvel. Simon was also an artist, writer and editor.

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Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby is perhaps the most important artist ever in superhero comics.The “King” co-created household names like The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men for Marvel, later moving to DC for Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, New Gods, Kamandi, and OMAC.

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Joe Simon

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby co-created one of the most enduring heroes with the first issue of Captain America Comics from Timely Comics — the company that became Marvel. Simon was also an artist, writer and editor.

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Synopsis

Beginning with Blue Bolt in June, 1940, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby set the standard for costumed heroes. Their creation Captain America, remains one of the most famous heroes in comic book history, and their work for Timely and DC Comics raised the bar.

This volume introduces some of their most exciting characters:
Fighting American, their cold-war take on the patriotic hero, The Fly, with origins in an unknown Spider-Man prototype, Lancelot Strong, the man with the double life, and the Hollywood swashbuckler known as Stuntman.

This is the only edition authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, gathered from the official Simon and Kirby archives.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781848563650
  • Dimensions: 282 x 190mm
  • Hardback: 480pp
  • Publication date: 24 September 2010
  • Illustration detail: Colour comic strip
  • All authors:
    Joe Simon , Jack Kirby , Joe Simon

Copyright Joseph H. Simon and the Estate of Jack Kirby

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