Everyone was right. It was a really decent movie. My brother goes to Bates College, so he asked me to wait to see it until he came down to Boston. We went to a matinee screening, so the theater was pretty empty and we could scream “Go, Joe!” as much as we wanted. We didn’t actually, but of course…
Joe Simon’s granddaughter weighs in on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Spoiler: she liked the movie, did not like the buried Simon & Kirby credit.)
hi, regarding the missing CMAA archives, have you contacted the people at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum? (cartoons osu edu) Seems like they might have the interest and resources to help. Also, who is in the pic? I got Kane, Kirby, Lee, Eisner (i think), and ?? Joe Orlando? No real need to answer ; ) Thanks.
Thanks for asking!
(For anyone who’s not up to speed, you can read about the missing files of the Comics Magazine Association of America—which go back to the 1950s, and were, until recent years, intact—here and here.)
I did speak with a curator at the Billy Ireland Museum about the missing CMAA files. She was interested in finding them. She’d heard that they might be with DC Comics, but DC—or maybe Time Warner—never responded to the museum’s inquiries.
DC COMICS, ARE YOU LISTENING?
There are two worrying possibilities:
1) The invaluable documents have been thrown carelessly into storage, where they will sit until they crumble.
2) DC/Time Warner or Marvel/The Walt Disney Company has decided that this trove of documentation of business practices (of which it certainly can not claim sole legal ownership; it was a trade group funded by multiple publishers) belongs under lock and key.
Another question is this: do comic book fans care about their heritage?
Are comic book news sites interested in getting to the bottom of this, or will they continue to line up to beg for “exclusive previews” and pool their resources to recap television shows?
Is everyone going to just roll over until everything’s a press release?