The Simon and Kirby Superheroes

By Joe Simon; Steve Saffel (Editor); Jack Kirby (Illustrator)
Titan Books (UK), Hardcover, 9781848563650, 478pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

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Description
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 large format hardcover collects the duo's 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.



About the Author
Joe Simon (1913-) is one of the unqualified giants in AmericJoe Simon (1913-) is one of the unqualified giants in American comic book history. His most famous co-creation, Captain an comic book history. His most famous co-creation, Captain America, is currently in production as a major motion picturAmerica, is currently in production as a major motion picture from Marvel Studios. e from Marvel Studios.Jack Kirby (1917-1994)isone of the unqualified giants in American comic book history.His most famous co-creation, Captain America, is in a major motion picture film franchise from Marvel Studios.



Praise For The Simon and Kirby Superheroes

"A beautiful and expansive book that collects so much of [Jack] Kirby and Joe Simon's great efforts." - Washington Post

"As much a valuable historical artefact as it is a compilation of fantastic comic book classics. 10/10. An essential collection." - Total Sci-Fi Online

 "A gorgeous volume..." - LA Times

"The Stuntman stories are some of the best superhero material this pair ever produced." - Blog Critics

"... another homerun produced by Titan Books. It’s an eye popping and lovingly produced tribute to some of the best talent that the Golden Age had to offer. Go out and pick it up if you love classic superhero stuff. It’s worth its weight in gold and more." - Ain't It Cool

"The ultimate collection for Simon and Kirby’s work..." - Comic Attack

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