Joe Simon: The Comic Book Makers

Click for larger image  &nb sp;  Readers have been enchanted with the Golden Age of American Comics through Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. The Comic Book Makers tells the real stories of the era, written by a participant of the age.

     After creating Captain America, Simon became Marvel's (Timely) first editor-in-chief and teamed with Jack Kirby to produce Captain America, The Boy Commandos, Newsboy Legion, Fighting American, Blue Bolt, Boys' Ranch, The Fly, and the first Captain Marvel comic book. With Young Romance and Young Love, Simon & Kirby created the entire genre of romance comics. Without Jack, Simon created and published Sick Magazine, the original Spiderman, The Prez, Brother Power, The Geek and edited for Fox, Archie, Harvey, and Crestwood.

     In his book, Joe Simon tells the compelling, definitive history of the creators who gave us Superman, Captain America, Archie, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man and more. Meet the crime comics editor who would himself be accused of a gruesome murder, the horror artist who was periodically released from a mental hospital in order to meet his publishing deadlines, the famous Senator Estes Kefauver, whose subcommittee investigated comic books as a cause of juvenile delinquency, and dozens of other fascinating personalities.
     Joe co-wrote The Comic Book Makers with his son Jim Simon, who grew up knowing many of the great artists, writers, and publishers. Jim Simon has written several books and is a member of the Author's Guild.

"The Comic Book Makers is like a school reunion, lavish with anecdotes that fill in the gap of threadbare memory. The Comic Book Makers is a very valuable work by a member of one of the most important teams in comic book history. Joe Simon deserves applause."
               -- Will Eisner



    Hard Cover Edition
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  • 200 pages
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    SIGNED BY JOE SIMON.
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  • 216 pages
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  • 200 pages
  • Full Color Section
  • Prestige paper
  • Trim size: 8 1/2 x 11
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