Joe Simon: My Life in Comics (Paperback)
In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most important figures in comics history, and half of the famous creative team Simon and Kirby. Joe Simon co-created Captain America, and was the first editor in chief of Marvel Comics (where he hired Stan Lee for his first job in comics).
Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this book recounts his journey to New York City, his first comic book work, his meeting with Jack Kirby, and the role comics played in wartime America. He remembers the near-death of the comics industry, and the scramble to survive. And he reveals what it was like to bring comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form.
About the Author
Born in 1913, the son of immigrant parents, Joe Simon was an artist all of his life. Initially working as a newspaper writer, photographer and cartoonist, Joe became the first editor at the company now known as Marvel Comics. With long-term collaborator Jack Kirby, he created legendary characters such as Captain America. He passed away in 2011.