The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime (The Simon & Kirby Library)

The Simon and Kirby Library Crime The Simon Kirby Library Biography Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created one of the most enduring American heroes in with the first issue of Captain America Comics from Timely Comics the company that became Marvel Comics Simo

  • Title: The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime (The Simon & Kirby Library)
  • Author: Joe Simon Jack Kirby
  • ISBN: 9781848569607
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Biography 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 KirBiography 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 Editorial Reviews The Simon and Kirby Library From the Publisher The creators of Captain America and the Boy Commandos produced some of the hardest hitting crime comics of the 1950s Often featuring real world criminals like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true to life events like the St Valentine s Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post prohibition headlines Explosive enough to draw the attention of the congressional committee on juvenile delinquency, they remain action packed for today s graphic novel audience These are the best of the Simon and Kirby Crime comics, fully restored and collected for the first time Synopsis The creators of Captain America and the Boy Commandos produced some of the hardest hitting crime comics of the 1950s Often featuring real world criminals like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true to life events like the St Valentine s Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post prohibition headlines Explosive enough to draw the attention of the congressional committee on juvenile delinquency, they remain action packed for today s graphic novel audience These are the best of the Simon an

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    1. I didn't like this near as much as the Horror collection, but Horror comics are probably my favorite genre so that's not really a surprise. These stories are mostly based on true crime cases. The art is gritty and ahead of its time, but the stories are a little wordy which happened a lot in the Golden Age. Overall though its not a bad read and very interesting from a historical perspective.

    2. Jack Kirby stories I've never read before are always worth a look. This handsome volume of Simon & Kirby crime stories is a must-have for fans of the man's work. I found this book to be a bit much for reading straight through. The stories tend to blur together after a while. It's probably best to dip into now and again, reading something in between to cleanse the palate. While this might not represent Kirby's best work ever, it's still uncommonly good. Jack at his worst was still better than [...]

    3. "For sheer audacity and exuberance, these guys are tough to beat. Best reproductions of Simon and Kirby art I've seen so far. I'm rationing these out because I don't want to finish it too quickly."

    4. I love Simon and Kirby, and this book was a lot of fun. Kirby's art was becoming even more dynamic by this point, and the stories have more depth than some of their earlier work.

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