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Simon Kirby Crime

Overview

The creators of Captain America and the Boy Commandos produced some of the hardest-hitting crime comics of the 1950s.

Often featuring real-world criminals like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true-to-life events like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post-prohibition headlines. Explosive enough to draw the attention of the congressional committee on juvenile delinquency, they remain ...

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Overview

The creators of Captain America and the Boy Commandos produced some of the hardest-hitting crime comics of the 1950s.

Often featuring real-world criminals like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true-to-life events like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post-prohibition headlines. Explosive enough to draw the attention of the congressional committee on juvenile delinquency, they remain action-packed for today's graphic novel audience.

These are the best of the Simon and Kirby Crime comics, fully restored and collected for the first time.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Each page bursts with action galore presented in  the duo’s eye-popping style... a gift from Heaven for comics’ fans, and Crime is another rock solid addition to  this outstanding series. Grab this beauty with both hands." - Library Journal

"Even if you’re not a comic book fan, Simon & Kirby's Crime is something you should pick up. The historical significance alone makes these collection worth owning... If you’re a crime buff but not into comics, trust me this will be the collection that gets you involved. Simon & Kirby's Crime proves without question that these two are the past, present and future of comic books." - Crave Online

"With over 300 pages of amazing stories and fantastic, vivid images from beginning to end, this collection is definitely one to check out, especially if you love comics and just overall good storytelling." -Critiques 4 Geeks

"There was a sense of power and drama and excitement in Joe and Jack's work that made it totally unique..." - Stan Lee 

"The Lennon and McCartney of the Golden Age of Comic Books." - Sci-Fi Wire 

Praise for The Simon and Kirby Superheroes

"A gorgeous volume..." - LA Times 

"A beautiful and expansive book that collects so much of [Jack] Kirby and Joe Simon's great efforts." - Washington Post 

"The ultimate collection for Simon and Kirby's work..." - Comic Attack 

Library Journal
This third of six planned volumes in Titan's kickass "Simon & Kirby Library" series is no less impressive than the first two installations. It offers 34 of the comic gods' innovative crime stories from the late 1940s and 1950s. As they did in every genre in which they worked, Simon and Kirby brought their signature look to these lurid dramas, which featured bad men and often badder women, including real-life criminals like Al Capone and Ma Barker, plus tough detectives, Tommy gun-toting thugs, and every other type of crook and copper imaginable. There are also stories set in the Wild West and 17th-century Europe. Each page bursts with action galore, presented in the duo's eye-popping style. Typical of the series, the art is stunningly reproduced and the paper is top quality—these books are glorious! This title also includes an introduction by mystery scribe and Kirby friend Max Allan Collins and a cover gallery featuring 13 full-page plates. VERDICT The "Simon & Kirby Library" is a gift from heaven for comic fans, and this title is another rock solid addition to this outstanding series. Grab this beauty with both hands.—Mike Rogers, Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848569607
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 835,639
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created one of the most enduring American heroes in 1940 with the first issue of Captain America Comics from Timely Comics—the company that became Marvel Comics. Simon proved to be a brilliant editor, writer, penciller, inker, and businessman, serving as an editor for Archie, Harvey, Fox, Crestwood, and Mainline Publications—Simon and Kirby’s own company.
 
Jack Kirby is one of the most famous illustrators in comic book history. Having begun in the Fox Comics Bullpen in 1939, he teamed with Joe Simon on such seminal series as Blue Bolt and Captain Marvel Adventures. In subsequent years they worked in every genre imaginable, often seeing their titles sell in excess of one million copies.
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