Thursday, December 15, 2011

R.I.P. Joe Simon

Back briefly to note the passing of comic book legend Joe Simon. Aside from his longtime partnership with Jack Kirby (during which time Captain America was created), Simon was an important editor, writer and artist in the history of the field, eventually becoming an important elder statesman historian, also! Some of my very first comic books--the 1966 Harvey Adventure line--were from Joe Simon.

One of our prize possessions here at the Library is this 1991 volume, THE KID COWBOYS OF BOYS' RANCH, a signed and numbered limited edition with, as seen here, a certificate of authenticity signed in Joe's classic signature. Rest in Peace, sir. And thanks!

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