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    Joe Simon
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Also Credited As:
Sykes, Gregory


Bio:
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 cartoon 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.

Jack Kirby's creations are legendary. His legion of fans is universal--As are the characters of Simon and Kirby; They are timeless.

The characters of Simon and Kirby live on. This is a collection of their favorites.

Joe Simon started his art career in the newspaper field. In the mid-1930s, he came to New York and stumbled into the then new publishing venture called comic books. A shabby, amateurish industry of lackluster talents, it was far removed from today's multi-million dollar phenomena which is now regarded by cultists and educators as a true American art form.

In 1939, Simon moved to comics, free-lancing for Funnies, Inc one of the first comics packaging shops. Funnies was run by a former World War One Colonel, Lloyd Jacquet. While free-lancing for Funnies Inc, Simon produced art and stories for Centaur, Novelty, and Fox Publications.

After creating Captain America, which was published by Timely (Marvel), Simon went on to DC Comics where he created the popular Newsboy Legion, Sandman, Boy Commandos, and Manhunter. He created Stuntman, Boy Explorers, and Boys' Ranch for Harvey Publications, The Fly for Archie Comics, and Fighting American, Bulls Eye, and the entire romance genre for Prize Publications. Besides editing for Timely, Fox, Harvey, and Crestwood, Simon was publisher of Mainline Publications and Sick Magazine.

In the 1960s, Joe Simon moved to advertising. He produced many political, commercial, and educational comics. In the 1970s, he created comics for DC and Marvel while continuing his work in advertising. DC and Marvel have continued to license and reprint his work. Marvel has reprinted hard-cover deluxe editions of his collected work in the books Fighting American, Boy's Ranch, and the two-volume Captain America: The Early Years.

He has been interviewed in many publications, including The Chicago Tribune, as well as having been interviewed on television and radio, and he has spoken at various universities. His art has been auctioned at Christies. In 1990, Joe Simon, with his son, Jim Simon, wrote [The Comic Book Makers cover] The Comic Book Makers, an autobiographical history of the comics.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1913
Birthplace:
Date of death: December 15, 2011

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Favorite Creators:
Joe Simon is a favorite creator of 7 users


Awards:
  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 1995 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 1999 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Voter's choice)




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Writer:
1st Issue Special (1975)
A1 (2013)
Adventure Comics (1938)
All-Winners Comics (1941)
America at War: The Best of DC War Comics (1979)
America's Greatest Comics (2002)
Archie Comics Digest (1973)
Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (1979)
Archie's Super Hero Special (1979)
The Best of Simon and Kirby (2009)
Black Cat (1946)
Black Cat Mystic (1956)
Blue Bolt (1949)
Blue Bolt (1998)
Blue Ribbon Comics (1983)
Boy Explorers (1946)
Brother Power the Geek (1968)
Buried Treasure (1990)
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
Captain 3-D (1953)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America Collectors' Preview (1995)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Captain America Comics (Faksimile) (1999)
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Edition (2011)
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Captain America: The Classic Years (1990)
Captain America: The Legacy of Captain America (2011)
Captain Marvel Adventures (1941)
Champion Sports (1973)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Daring Mystery Comics (1940)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
Detective Comics (1937)
The Double Life of Private Strong (1959)
Double-Dare Adventures (1966)
Fantasy Masterpieces (1966)
Fighting American (1954)
Fighting American (1966)
Fighting American (1989)
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970)
The Fly (1959)
Frankenstein (1945)
Golden Age of Comics (1982)
The Golden Age of Marvel Comics (1997)
Golden-Age Men of Mystery (1996)
Green Hornet Fights Crime (1947)
Headline Comics (1943)
The Human Torch (1940)
In Love (1954)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (2011)
JCP Features (1981)
Jigsaw (1966)
Joe Palooka (1945)
The Magnificent Superheroes of Comics Golden Age (1979)
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008)
Marvel 70th Anniversary Collection (2009)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All Winners (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Comics (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics (2004)
Marvel Milestone Edition: Captain America (1995)
Marvel Milestones: Iron Man, Ant-Man & Captain America (2005)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1999)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Visionaries: Jack Kirby (2004)
My Date (1947)
Mystic Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
The Newsboy Legion by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (2009)
Prez (1973)
Real Fact Comics (1946)
Red Raven Comics (1940)
The Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (2009)
The Sandman (1974)
Shocking Tales Digest (1981)
Silver Streak Comics (1939)
The Simon and Kirby Superheroes (2010)
Spyman (1966)
Star Spangled Comics (1941)
Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier (2010)
Super Adventure Comic (1960)
Supermen!: The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 (2009)
Teen-Aged Dope Slaves and Reform School Girls (1989)
Thrills Of Tomorrow (1954)
The Twelve (2008)
Unearthly Spectaculars (1965)
USA Comics (1941)
Weird Comics (1940)
Western Tales (1955)
Will Eisner's Shop Talk (2001)
Win A Prize Comics (1955)
Wonder Comic Monthly (1965)
World's Finest Comics (1941)

Penciller:
Adventure is My Career (1945)
All Star Comics Archives (1991)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
All-Star Comics (1940)
America at War: The Best of DC War Comics (1979)
America's Greatest Comics (2002)
Archie Comics Digest (1973)
Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (1979)
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (2002)
Black Cat (1946)
Black Magic (1950)
Black Magic (1973)
Blue Bolt (1949)
Blue Ribbon Comics (1983)
The Brave and the Bold 80 pg. Giant Annual (2001)
Brother Power the Geek (1968)
Buried Treasure (1990)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America Collectors' Preview (1995)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Captain America Comics (Faksimile) (1999)
Captain America Poster Book (2011)
Captain America: Sentinel Of Liberty (1998)
Captain America: The Classic Years (1990)
Chilling Archives of Horror Comics (2010)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
Crime-Fighting Detective (1950)
Daring Mystery Comics (1940)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
Detective Comics (1937)
The Double Life of Private Strong (1959)
Essential Captain America (2000)
Fantasy Masterpieces (1966)
The Fly (1959)
The Golden Age of Marvel Comics (1997)
Golden-Age Men of Mystery (1996)
Green Hornet Fights Crime (1947)
Haunted Horror (2012)
Headline Comics (1943)
The Human Torch (1940)
In Love (1954)
JCP Features (1981)
Joe Palooka (1945)
The Magnificent Superheroes of Comics Golden Age (1979)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All Winners (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Comics (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (2005)
Marvel Milestone Edition: Captain America (1995)
Marvel Mystery Handbook 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Monster Massacre (2013)
The Official Golden-Age Hero & Heroine Directory (1997)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Silver Streak Comics (1939)
Speed Comics (1941)
The Strange World of Your Dreams (1952)
The Strange World Of Your Dreams (2013)
Supermen!: The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 (2009)
Teen-Aged Dope Slaves and Reform School Girls (1989)
The Twelve (2008)
Unearthly Spectaculars (1965)
The Warren Companion (2001)
Weird Comics (1940)
Will Eisner's Shop Talk (2001)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Young Romance (1947)
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics (2012)

Inker:
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure is My Career (1945)
All Star Comics Archives (1991)
All-Star Comics (1940)
All-Winners Comics (1941)
America at War: The Best of DC War Comics (1979)
America's Greatest Comics (2002)
Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (1979)
Archie's Super Hero Special (1979)
Batman Archives (1990)
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (2002)
Black Cat (1946)
Black Cat Mystic (1956)
Black Magic (1950)
Black Magic (1973)
Blue Bolt (1949)
Blue Bolt (1998)
Blue Ribbon Comics (1983)
Boy Commandos (1942)
Boy Commandos (1973)
Boy Explorers (1946)
Boys' Ranch (1950)
Brother Power the Geek (1968)
Buried Treasure (1990)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Captain America Comics (Faksimile) (1999)
Captain America: The Classic Years (1990)
Chilling Archives of Horror Comics (2010)
Clue Comics (1947)
Crime Comics (2002)
Crime-Fighting Detective (1950)
Daring Mystery Comics (1940)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
A DC Universe Christmas (2000)
Detective Comics (1937)
The Double Life of Private Strong (1959)
Double-Dare Adventures (1966)
Fantasy Masterpieces (1966)
Fighting American (1966)
Fighting American (1989)
The Fly (1959)
Forever People (1971)
Frankenstein (1945)
Giant-Size Werewolf (1974)
The Golden Age of Marvel Comics (1997)
Green Hornet Comics (1942)
Green Hornet Fights Crime (1947)
Gunfighters (1979)
Haunted Horror (2012)
Headline Comics (1943)
The Human Torch (1940)
In Love (1954)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (2011)
JCP Features (1981)
Joe Palooka (1945)
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Comics (2008)
Marvel Milestones: Iron Man, Ant-Man & Captain America (2005)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1999)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Mighty Comic (1957)
Monster Massacre (2013)
Mystery Men Comics (1939)
Project: Romantic (2006)
Real Fact Comics (1946)
Real Love: The Best of Simon and Kirby Romance Comics: 1940s-1950s (1988)
Shocking Tales Digest (1981)
Silver Streak Comics (1939)
Speed Comics (1941)
Star Spangled Comics (1941)
The Strange World of Your Dreams (1952)
Super Adventure Comic (1960)
Teen-Aged Dope Slaves and Reform School Girls (1989)
Thrills Of Tomorrow (1954)
The Twelve (2008)
Unearthly Spectaculars (1965)
USA Comics (1941)
Weird Comics (1940)
Western Tales (1955)
Win A Prize Comics (1955)
Witches Western Tales (1955)
Wonder Comic Monthly (1965)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Young Romance (1947)
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics (2012)

Letterer:

Editor:
1st Issue Special (1975)
Alarming Adventures (1962)
Alarming Tales (1957)
All Select Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Battlefield Action (1980)
Black Magic (1950)
Black Magic (1973)
Blue Ribbon Comics (1939)
Boy Explorers (1946)
Bulls-Eye (1954)
Bulls-Eye (1955)
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Champion Sports (1973)
Charlie Chan (1955)
Daring Mystery Comics (1940)
Daring Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
The Double Life of Private Strong (1959)
Double-Dare Adventures (1966)
Eerie Tales (1959)
Fighting American (1966)
Fox Hole (1955)
Foxhole (1954)
Giant-Size Invaders (1975)
Headline Comics (1943)
Human Torch Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
The Human Torch (1940)
In Love (1954)
In Love (1955)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
Jigsaw (1966)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Comics (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics (2004)
Marvel Milestones: Iron Man, Ant-Man & Captain America (2005)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939)
Mystic Comics (1940)
Mystic Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Police Trap (1954)
Police Trap (1955)
Prez (1973)
Red Raven Comics (1940)
Spyman (1966)
Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier (2010)
The Strange World of Your Dreams (1952)
Sub-Mariner Comics (1941)
Thrill-o-rama (1965)
Timely Presents (1999)
The Twelve (2008)
Unearthly Spectaculars (1965)
USA Comics (1941)
Warfront (1965)
Western Love (1949)
Young Allies Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Young Love (1963)
Young Romance (1947)
Young Romance (1963)

Cover Artist:
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure is My Career (1945)
Alarming Tales (1957)
Alter Ego (1999)
Big 3 (1940)
Black Cat Mystic (1956)
Black Magic (1950)
Black Magic (1973)
Blast-Off (1965)
Blue Beetle (1939)
Boy Commandos (1942)
Boy Commandos (1973)
Boys' Ranch (1950)
Brother Power the Geek (1968)
Bulls-Eye (1955)
Captain America Collectors' Preview (1995)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Edition (2011)
Captain America: Official Index to the Marvel Universe (2011)
Captain America: Sentinel Of Liberty (1998)
Charlie Chan (1955)
Daring Mystery Comics (1940)
Detective Comics (1937)
The Double Life of Private Strong (1959)
Double-Dare Adventures (1966)
Fantastic Comics (1939)
Fighting American (1966)
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970)
The Fly (1959)
Fox Hole (1955)
Foxhole (1954)
Green Hornet Comics (1942)
Green Mask (1940)
Harvey Horrors Collected Works: Witches Tales (2011)
Headline Comics (1943)
In Love (1955)
Joe Palooka (1945)
Justice Traps the Guilty (1947)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Comics (2008)
Marvel Milestone Edition: Captain America (1995)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939)
Marvel Super-Heroes Special Edition (1966)
Men of Mystery Comics (1999)
My Date (1947)
Mystery Men Comics (1939)
The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (1970)
Police Trap (1955)
Science Comics (1940)
Sick (1968)
Sick (1974)
Silver Streak Comics (1939)
Speed Comics (1941)
Spyman (1966)
Star Spangled Comics (1941)
The Strange World of Your Dreams (1952)
Stuntman (1946)
Thrill-o-rama (1965)
Thrills Of Tomorrow (1954)
Treasure Comics (1945)
Unearthly Spectaculars (1965)
USA Comics (1941)
War Victory Comics (1942)
Warfront (1965)
Weird Comics (1940)
Western Tales (1955)
Witches Tales (1951)
Witches Western Tales (1955)
Wonderworld Comics (1939)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Young Romance (1947)
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics (2012)



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