The Simon and Kirby Superheroes

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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

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 and Jack Kirby created one of the most enduring American heroes in 1940 with the first issue of "Captain America Comics" from Timely Comics the company that became Marvel Comics. Simon proved to be a brilliant editor, writer, penciller, inker, and businessman, serving as an editor for Archie, Harvey, Fox, Crestwood, and Mainline Publications Simon and Kirby s own company. Jack Kirby is one of the most famous illustrators in comic book history. Having begun in the Fox Comics Bullpen in 1939, he teamed with Joe Simon on such seminal series as "Blue Bolt "and "Captain Marvel Adventures." In subsequent years they worked in every genre imaginable, often seeing their titles sell in excess of one million copies."


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