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.
awesome 'Simon and kirby' superhero stories that are not marvel and d.c. This has obscure Simon and Kirby stories like 'the black owl' and others. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Dobey
Before and after there were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, there were Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Unlike Lee, Simon could draw, and the two writer-artists also ran a studio for some time... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Stover
Considering I already read FA in the old marvel HC collection(which has terrible reproductions, don't buy it!! Read morePublished 22 months ago by grafdog
Nearly 500 pages of Simon and Kirby's superhero collaborations from the decades preceding the Marvel Age fantastically presented in a beautiful hardcover. Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Hwy61Joe
For some strange reason I held off buying this book? I finally ordered it and was blown away... IT IS HUGE. It is heavy and it is full of some really good stuff. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Danny G. Grigsby
Titan Books' collections honoring Simon & Kirby's work continue to impress. Like The Best of Simon & Kirby, this new volume is a respectful work celebrating two of the biggest... Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by GraphicNovelReporter.com
Y'know those "Absolute" volumes DC has produced of their classics?
This is the equivalent treatment given to Jack Kirby & Joe Simon's work of the 1940s-1950s. Read more
It can now be truly acknowledged...Simon and Kirby were geniuses! There are some who would say it was never in doubt, but with the publication of the newest Titan masterpiece,... Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Tim Lasiuta
I bought this for my boyriend who is 46 and a long time lover of Simon and Kirby.
He loved it and thinks the reproductions are great.