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    Finally saw Captain America and... →

    timetokvetch:

    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.)

    — 3 months ago with 48 notes
    #joe simon  #jack kirby  #captain america 

    Over the weekend, author Saladin Ahmed posted images from the a story in The Eagle #2 (Fox Publications, 1941). I guess others have noted Spider-Queen and her web-shooting bracelets before, but I’d never even heard of the character.

    The Spider-Queen stories are credited to one Elsa Lisau. There seems to be an online consensus (no idea where it came from) that it’s a pseudonym for Louis and Arturo Cazeneuve.

    Bear with me for a moment while I backtrack to tell you about Cazeneuve.

    In 1940, Fox Publications editor Joe Simon gathered some of his colleagues to moonlight on a project with Martin Goodman’s Timely Comics (which would later become Marvel Comics). Red Raven #1 included an adventure starring the title character—a collaboration between Simon and Louis Cazeneuve—and two stories by Jack Kirby, in his Timely debut.

    Red Raven bombed—replaced on the schedule, I believe, by The Human Torch—and months later, Cazeneuve was still working for Fox, where Spider-Woman was published.

    But within a few months Simon and Kirby soon delivered a new hero and began working exclusively for Timely/Marvel.

    The hero, of course, was Captain America.









    — 3 months ago with 203 notes
    #golden age  #fox features syndicate  #spider-queen  #spider-man  #steve ditko  #jack kirby  #joe simon  #stan lee  #louis cazeneuve  #elsa lineau  #captain america  #silver spider  #harvey  #timely 
    seanhowe:

Jack Kirby poses as Captain America

Seems like a good time to dig this one out of the archives.

    seanhowe:

    Jack Kirby poses as Captain America

    Seems like a good time to dig this one out of the archives.

    — 3 months ago with 757 notes
    #captain america  #jack kirby  #joe simon  #photos 

    Captain America picked an especially disconcerting moment in history to reemerge. Avengers #4 was still in production on November 22, when news came that President Kennedy had been shot. “We were coming back from lunch, and people were listening to their car radios with the doors open,” Flo Steinberg remembered. “We didn’t have a television in the office, so everyone just sort of gravitated to a big room and sat around listening to the radio until they announced that he had died. We all left … just wandered.”

    Everyone, that is, but Stan Lee. “He was still working on the comic books,” noted Mario Puzo. “Like that was the most important thing in the world.”

    —From Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

    — 8 months ago with 162 notes
    #avengers  #captain america  #flo steinberg  #mario puzo  #stan lee  #jack kirby  #stan goldberg  #joe simon  #jfk  #jfk assassination 
    timetokvetch: Happy Fourth of July, Here's Captain America... →

    timetokvetch:

    About two weeks ago, I had a dream that I was in my grandfather’s old apartment with my fiancé. Everything was sort of blurry, as most dreams are, but I could make out the warm yellow lighting and large windows looking out toward downtown Manhattan. We were standing where his bed used to be and…

    — 9 months ago with 28 notes
    #joe simon  #captain america 

    1966 letter from Jim Steranko to Joe Simon about Steranko’s creations for the Simon-edited Harvey Thriller line of superheroes, including Spyman and Sorcerer.

    In the letter, Steranko insists to Simon—who’d co-created Captain America co-creator a quarter century earlier but was now aiming to compete with Marvel Comics—that they should utilize a tongue-in-cheek tone. “It is, incidentally, one of the reasons Marvel has done so well with their line of comics.”

    Within a few months, Steranko would quit Harvey and begin working for Marvel. (You can read more about this, of course, in Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.)


    — 10 months ago with 42 notes
    #Jim Steranko  #Joe Simon  #Harvey Comics  #Spyman  #Sorcerer  #letters  #Syd Shores  #Bob Wood  #Fighting American  #Marvel 
    Spyman, created by Jim Steranko in 1966 for Harvey Comics. Editor Joe Simon wanted to call the character “The Atomic Hand,” but Steranko pointed out that by changing the name, they’d miss the opportunity to cash in on the James Bond/Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy craze. They kept the name.

    Spyman, created by Jim Steranko in 1966 for Harvey Comics. Editor Joe Simon wanted to call the character “The Atomic Hand,” but Steranko pointed out that by changing the name, they’d miss the opportunity to cash in on the James Bond/Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy craze. They kept the name.

    — 11 months ago with 50 notes
    #Spyman  #Jim Steranko  #Joe Simon  #Harvey Comics  #James Bond  #Man from UNCLE  #man from u.n.c.l.e. 
    Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, circa 1950.

    Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, circa 1950.

    — 11 months ago with 157 notes
    #Jack Kirby  #Joe Simon  #photos 
    Above: a 1966 character design for Sorcerer, created by Jim Steranko for Harvey Comics. Editor Joe Simon thought that the name was too hard to trademark—so they called the character Magicmaster instead. Magicmaster first appeared in Double-Dare Adventures #1, December 1966.

    Above: a 1966 character design for Sorcerer, created by Jim Steranko for Harvey Comics. Editor Joe Simon thought that the name was too hard to trademark—so they called the character Magicmaster instead. Magicmaster first appeared in Double-Dare Adventures #1, December 1966.

    — 11 months ago with 21 notes
    #Sorcerer  #Jim Steranko  #Joe Simon  #Magicmaster  #Harvey Comics 
    Here’s the cover for which Jack Kirby was paid $50. And you can read the inside story (which he inked for $120) here.

    Here’s the cover for which Jack Kirby was paid $50. And you can read the inside story (which he inked for $120) here.

    — 1 year ago with 25 notes
    #no marvel content  #Jack Kirby  #Joe Simon  #Stuntman 

    Details from the cover of Daring Mystery Comics #7. Art by Joe Simon.

    — 1 year ago with 31 notes
    #Daring Mystery Comics  #Joe Simon 
    themarvelageofcomics:

A page from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #6 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and possibly others.

    themarvelageofcomics:

    A page from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #6 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and possibly others.

    — 1 year ago with 30 notes
    #Jack Kirby  #Joe Simon  #Captain America 
    In 1985, Jack Kirby’s lawyer broached the subject of copyright claims for Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the Fantastic Four—after a Variety ad announcing Cannon Films’ planned Captain America film credited the character not to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, but to Stan Lee.

    In 1985, Jack Kirby’s lawyer broached the subject of copyright claims for Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the Fantastic Four—after a Variety ad announcing Cannon Films’ planned Captain America film credited the character not to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, but to Stan Lee.

    — 1 year ago with 108 notes
    #Variety  #Cannon  #Captain America  #Joe Simon  #Jack Kirby  #Stan Lee  #Spider-Man  #Hulk  #Fantastic Four