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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 patriot
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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Titan Books
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Christian
Jul 21, 2014 Christian rated it really liked it
Gorgeous collection of obscure superheroes by two masters of comics. My favorite is the Vagabond Prince, a greeting card jingle writer who fights for the residents of the slum he owns against evil industrialists and landlords. As the book goes on you get the crazier art Jack Kirby is known for.
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Pretty cool book. Some of the superheroes were cooler to read than others.
Soan
Nov 25, 2012 Soan rated it really liked it
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Read it for the history of superheroes. Art of 1950s. Cliched dialogs. Way too patriotism for America. Scared of communism.
Sometimes it's easy to forget how comics evolved or the impact current climate has on them. This one serves as a reminder, in a good way.
As a collection, it includes bunch of early superheroes - stuntman, Captain 3D, The Fly, Lancelot Strong, and Fighting American. You can see the influence of this earlier work in now popular characters.
Quite an interesting collection.
Chris
Aug 30, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
Worth reading for Simon and Kirby fans.
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Joseph Henry "Joe" Simon (born Hymie Simon) was an American comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Simon created or co-created many important characters in the 1930s-1940s Golden Age of Comic Books and served as the first editor of Timely Comics, the company that would evolve into Marvel Comics.

With his partner, artist Jack Kirby, he co-created Captain America, one of comics' most endur
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