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Joe Simon's Family Remembers the Captain America Co-Creator
Joe Simon's Family Remembers the Captain America Co-Creator
  The following was authored by Megan Margulies, granddaughter of the late Captain America co-creator Joe Simon. Today Marvel Studios releases Captain America: The Winter Soldier. These movies are not only a cause for celebration by comic book fans, but also for the artists who created the superhero decades ago. In 1941, Jack Kirby and my grandfather, Joe Simon, dreamt of Captain America in an a
10 Essential Eras of Captain America Comic Books
10 Essential Eras of Captain America Comic Books
You might have heard that there's a new Captain America movie coming out on April 4. If Marvel's marketing department has gotten its way, this news may very well be tattooed on the inside of your eyelids in phosphorescent ink. Let's say, however, you've never read any Captain America comics before, but now that he's been legitimized as a multi-million dollar film franchise, you're suddenly very in
Read A Complete Horror Comic From The Simon & Kirby Library
Read A Complete Horror Comic From The Simon & Kirby Library
Most comics readers are pretty familiar with Jack Kirby and Joe Simon from their work in superhero comics -- they were, after all, the team that created Captain America and gave Marvel its first and most enduring hit character -- but in the period between the Golden Age and Kirby's work building the Marvel Universe with Stan Lee, they dabbled in all sorts of different genres. Working as a team, Si
R.I.P. Joe Simon: Remembering One of Comics’ Most Iconic Creators
R.I.P. Joe Simon: Remembering One of Comics’ Most Iconic Creators
Joe Simon, the comic book writer, artist and editor best-known as the co-creator of Captain America, died yesterday at the age of 98. The Rochester, New York-born Simon began working in the just-emerging field of comic books in 1939, the dawn of the Golden Age, after first working for several New York newspapers and for Paramount Pictures in New York...
Hitler-Punches: Paolo Rivera’s Movie Poster Tribute to Classic Captain America and More
Hitler-Punches: Paolo Rivera’s Movie Poster Tribute to Classic Captain America and More
After 70 years of countless published illustrations, the most famous image of Captain America remains his very first appearance on the cover of Captain America Comics #1 in 1941. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the cover depicts the Sentinel of Liberty delivering a well-deserved clobbering to Adolf Hitler, forever imprinting the superhero in our cultural memory...
The Strange History of Jack Kirby’s Three Thors
The Strange History of Jack Kirby’s Three Thors
With Thor hitting movie theaters this week, there's been a recent surge of interest in Marvel's Mighty Avenger, but one of the most interesting pieces of information about the character was uncovered this week by the Jack Kirby Museum. It goes without saying that Marvel's modern take isn't the first version of Thor, but as it turns out, he's not even the first version who owes his creation to Jack