Joe Simon: Comic Book Makers

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Joe Simon, first editor of Marvel Comics and a creator of Captain America, takes you back to the birth of the comic book industry, the early backroom publishing offices, collaborations (and feuds) among writers, artists and publishers, the art studios, working conditions, and the creators of superheroes that generated fortunes for the publishers but often left the creators struggling to survive.
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SIMON, JOE: KIRBY, JACK Lebanon, NJ 2003 Hardcover First Edition New in New in Slipcase jacket Book. 4to-over 9?"-12" tall. Signed by Author/Illustrator HB-Signed & Numbered ... Ltd. Edition # 18 of 600-FINE/FINE in FINE Slipcase (Note: isbn stickers on both back of slipcase and back of DJ)-The Comic Book Makers tells the real stories of the Golden Age era, written by a leading participant of the age! Joe Simon tells the compelling, definitive history of the creators. Meet the crime comics editor who would himself be accused of a gruesome murder, the horror artist who was periodically released from a mental hospital in order to meet his publishing deadlines, the famous Senator Estes Kefauver, whose subcommittee investigated comic books as a cause of juvenile delinquency, and dozens of other fascinating personalities! Read more Show Less

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Overview

Joe Simon, first editor of Marvel Comics and a creator of Captain America, takes you back to the birth of the comic book industry, the early backroom publishing offices, collaborations (and feuds) among writers, artists and publishers, the art studios, working conditions, and the creators of superheroes that generated fortunes for the publishers but often left the creators struggling to survive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781887591348
  • Publisher: Vanguard Productions
  • Publication date: 3/29/2007
  • Edition description: Deluxe, Signed Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Butcher, the Baker, the Comic Book Maker 7
Ch. 1 In the Beginning 12
Ch. 2 Growing Up Before Comic Books 16
Ch. 3 Working for the Newspapers 20
Ch. 4 New York, Here I Come 24
Ch. 5 The King of Comics 29
Lou Fine 34
Ch. 6 A New Breed of Publisher 37
Blue Bolt 38
Ch. 7 Enter Jack Kirby 40
Ch. 8 Captain America - Our Answer to Hitler 42
Ch. 9 Pocket Comics - Two for the Price of One (Almost) 48
Ch. 10 Captain Marvel - A Crude Beginning 50
Ch. 11 Hangman and the Threat of Litigation 52
Ch. 12 Superman vs. Captain Marvel 54
Ch. 13 Crime Does Not Pay? 56
Ch. 14 The Move to DC Comics 58
Ch. 15 Captain America Goes Hollywood 62
Ch. 16 The Non-Superheroes 68
Sad Sack 70
Ch. 17 A House in the Country 72
Alfred Harvey 74
Dick Tracy 76
Ch. 18 Post-War Bust 78
The Comic Book Makers Color Gallery 81
The Duke of Broadway 97
Ch. 19 On the Ranch 103
Boys' Ranch Action Portfolio 105
Ch. 20 The Years of Romance 109
Ch. 21 Straight into the Third Dimension 114
Ch. 22 Horror, Crime and Punishment 118
Beautiful Freak 131
Ch. 23 Mainline - Simon and Kirby's Own Company 137
The Legend of Bullseye 139
Bullseye Action Portfolio 141
Ch. 24 The Accountant - Fish in a Barrel 147
Ch. 25 A Killer Among Us 137
Ch. 26 Burstein, the Unknown Writer 154
Ch. 27 Sick - A Healthy Departure 160
The New Age of Comics 170
Ch. 28 The Birth of Spider-Man 173
Ch. 29 The Copyright Capers 186
'60s and '70s Comics 187
Ch. 30 Still Later 188
Index 191
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