Joe Simon - My Life in Comics

Joe Simon; Steve Saffel

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"Gripping from the first page...If you love comic books, history, or just love a story ofa real self-made man, you must read this book." - Shadowlocked

"A true visionary, Simon's book is laced with never-before-seenphotos and illustrations, and told in his own words. If you're at allcurious about the history of comics and one of its earliest visionaries, MyLife in Comics is a must-read." - IGN

"... a lovely memoir, often funny, sometimes thought-provoking,and never ostentatious. It's a true pleasure to read." - Graphic Novel Reporter

"... essential reading for any fan of comicbook history and storytelling." - ComicBook.com

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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, 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.

ISBN: 9781845769307
Publication Date: 21-Jun-2011
Publisher: Titan Books Limited