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The best of Simon and Kirby

Author: Joe Simon; Jack Kirby; Steve Saffel
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the very beginning in the late 1930s, Simon and Kirby produced the finest stories around, creating dramatic new super heroes, western action, gruesome horror, explosive detective fiction, and the very first romance comics. This title brings together the best of their work.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Simon; Jack Kirby; Steve Saffel
ISBN: 9781845769314 1845769317
OCLC Number: 315081529
Description: 240 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Joe Simon --
The heroes : Introduction --
"Captain America and the riddle of the Red Skull" (from 'Captain America Comics' #1, Mar. 1941) --
The Vision (from 'Marvel Mystery Comics' #14, Dec. 1940) --
The Sandman: "The villain from Valhalla" (from 'Adventure Comics' #75, Jun. 1942) --
"Killer in the big top" (from 'Stuntman Comics' #1, Apr. 1946) --
"Assignment: find the king of the crime syndicate" (from 'Fighting American' #2, Jun. 1954) --
"Come into my parlor" (from 'Adventures of the Fly' #1, Aug. 1959) --
Cover: 'Adventures of the Fly' #3, Nov. 1959. Way out science fiction : Introduction --
Solar Patrol: "The tree men of Uranus" (from 'Silver Streak Comics' #2, Jan. 1940) --
Blue Bolt (from 'Blue Bolt Comics' #4, Sep. 1940) --
"The thing on Sputnik 4" (from 'Race for the Moon' #4, Sep. 1958) --
Cover: 'Blue Bolt' #3, Aug. 1940. War and adventure : Introduction --
"Satan wears a swastika" (from 'Boy Commandos' #1, Winter 1942) --
The duke of Broadway: "My city is no more" (from 'Black Cat Comics' #5, Apr. 1947) --
Booby trap (from 'Foxhole' #2, Dec. 1954) --
Cover: 'Foxhole' #1, Oct. 1954. The birth of romance : Introduction --
"Weddin' at Red Rock!" (from 'Western Love' #1, Jul. 1949) --
"The savage in Me!" (from 'Young Romance Comics' #22, Jun. 1950). Crime drama : Introduction --
"Trapping New England's chain murderer!" (from 'Headline Comics' #24, May 1947) --
"Mother of Crime" (from 'Real Clue Crime Stories', Vol. 2, No. 4, Jun. 1947) --
"The case against Scarface" (from 'Justice Traps the Guilty' #1, Oct. 1947). The great western : Introduction --
"Apache justice!" (from 'The Kid Cowboys of Boys' Ranch' #2, Dec 1950) --
Remember the Alamo! (from 'The Kid Cowboys of Boys' Ranch' #6, Aug 1951) --
"Doom town" (from 'Bulls Eye' #4, Feb. 1955). Oh! The horror! : Introduction --
"The scorn of the faceless people!" (from 'Black Magic' #2, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec. 1950) --
"Up there!" (from 'Black Magic' #13, Vol. 2, No. 7, Jun. 1952) --
"The woman in the tower!" (from 'The Strange World of Your Dreams' #3, Nov. 1952) --
Cover: 'Black Magic' #29 (Vol. 4, No. 5, Mar. 1954). Sick humor : Introduction --
"A rainy day with House-Date Harry" (from 'My Date' #4, Jan. 1948) --
"20,000 lugs under the sea" (from 'From Here to Insanity' #11, Aug. 1955) --
"Lenny Bruce" (from 'SICK', Vol. 1, No. 2, Oct 1960) --
Editorial page (from 'SICK', Vol. 1, No. 2, Oct 1960) --
Cover: 'SICK' #42 (Vol. 6, No. 2), Feb. 1966 --
A Simon and Kirby checklist.
Responsibility: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ; introduction by Joe Simon ; essays by Mark Evanier ; art restoration by Harry Mendryk ; edited by Steve Saffel.

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