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Joe Simon

After Joe Simon created Captain America at his legendary Simon and Kirby Studios, Simon became the first Editor-in-Chief of the company now called Marvel. Simon also created Fighting American and Boys' Ranch among a host of comic book characters that have been treasured by generations of avid and loyal fans worldwide.

As Marvel Comics noted in their recent best-selling hardcover book of the authors' 1950 masterpiece, Fighting American, "Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are quite possibly the most successful collaborators in the history of comics...Their influence on the comics field is still powerfully felt today."

The New York Times Book Review acclaimed Simon and Kirby as "AWESOME CREATIVE FORCES." Their works have been republished in many upscale publications.

Joe Simon invented the prototype of the original Spider-Man, the Romance Comics genre, the original Fly, Stuntman, Black Magic, and The Shield, to name a few. He founded SICK Magazine, provided publications and art for the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national associations. As director of Research and Development for Harvey Comics, he helped develop Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich, Baby Huey, and other favorites of children and parents.

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Jim Simon

Jim Simon -- writer, publisher, representative of comic book properties, and creator of ShieldMaster -- is the author of fiction/nonfiction books and other media. With Joe Simon, he wrote the highly regarded The Comic Book Makers - an inside account of the early days of comic books as witnessed by the creator of Captain America and the first staff editor of Timely (Marvel) Comics. With his interest in the history of comics, Jim has contributed material to Alter Ego, Scholastic's The New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia. Jim's writings on comic book history have been published in books by Marvel, DC, Titan Books, and Abrams ComicArts. He was involved in a segment of the Discovery Channel's Marvel Super-Heroes' Guide to NYC. Jim has been interviewed in newspapers, on radio, and appeared in the television movie/documentary, Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years. He has been a guest at the New York and San Diego Comic Cons. ShieldMaster: The Phoenix Project is part of a series of graphic stories revolving around four people and the strange occurrences that haunt a small town located on the east end of Long Island, New York ... the site of a decommissioned military base often referred to as Area 51 East!

Jim Simon is also involved with information technology including web and enterprisewide computing, and is an award-winning computer book author.

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The Best of Simon and Kirby 

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are comics’ Lennon/McCartney dream duo. Teaming in the 1940s, Simon was the seasoned writer/editor/inker and Kirby the hot young artist who ultimately became one of the industry’s most influential and creative personalities. They invented Captain America, received the first cover bylines, and their jump-off-the-pages action told the story as strongly as the words, changing comics forever. This is the only collected best of S&K edition authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, gathered from the official Simon and Kirby archives.

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The Best of Simon and Kirby

Simon and Kirby Superheroes

Introduction by Neil Gaiman
Commentary by Jim Simon

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 collected S&K superheroes edition authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, gathered from the official Simon and Kirby archives.

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Simon and Kirby Superheroes

ShieldMaster, Protector of the Heroes

Montauk, USA: On an abandoned military base, four friends, including two kick-ass young women, are mysteriously drawn to strange, shield-like alien objects, transforming them into the incarnations of powerful warriors that once protected another world in another dimension. And just in time-As all hell is about to be unleashed on Earth!

ShieldMaster: The Phoenix Project, introduces ShieldMaster and the ShieldMaster team's new world of humans with sudden alien powers. This English language squarebound/prestige print edition, first published in France, follows the bande dessinée style (connected story strips), and reads like a sexy sci-fi animated adventure album--Flashes like a sane lunatic's blinding lightsaber among sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, superheroes, teen angst, alien power transfer, and the Montauk Project/Conspiracy ... a dead-on scatter-shot blast! Includes a title page illustration by Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, of his interpretation of ShieldMaster--his last original comic book art published in a comic.

Review: "ShieldMaster ...a truly fine graphic novel....illustrated by artist extraordinaire Reed Man." -- John Rovnak, Panel to Panel: Exploring Words and Pictures.

ShieldMaster, Protector of the Heroes

Original Art, Reproductions, Sketches

Captain America

Captain America, flying through a window while holding his shield. The original work is part of the Library of Congress, under the George Sturman Collection.

Captain America

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