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The comic book makers

Author: Joe Simon; Jim Simon
Publisher: Lebanon, N.J. : Vanguard Productions, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Filled with real-life anecdotes and insights, this is a history of the talented creators who brought us Superman, Captain America, Archie, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and dozens of other comic book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Named Person: Joe Simon; Joe Simon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Simon; Jim Simon
ISBN: 1887591354 9781887591355 1887591338 9781887591331 1887591346 9781887591348
OCLC Number: 856416305
Description: 190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword: The Butcher, the Baker, the Comic Book Maker --
Ch. 1. In the Beginning --
Ch. 2. Growing Up Before Comic Books --
Ch. 3. Working for the Newspapers --
Ch. 4. New York, Here I Come --
Ch. 5. The King of Comics --
Lou Fine --
Ch. 6. A New Breed of Publisher --
Blue Bolt --
Ch. 7. Enter Jack Kirby --
Ch. 8. Captain America --
Our Answer to Hitler --
Ch. 9. Pocket Comics --
Two for the Price of One (Almost) --
Ch. 10. Captain Marvel --
A Crude Beginning --
Ch. 11. Hangman and the Threat of Litigation --
Ch. 12. Superman vs. Captain Marvel --
Ch. 13. Crime Does Not Pay? --
Ch. 14. The Move to DC Comics --
Ch. 15. Captain America Goes Hollywood --
Ch. 16. The Non-Superheroes --
Sad Sack --
Ch. 17. A House in the Country --
Alfred Harvey --
Dick Tracy --
Ch. 18. Post-War Bust --
The Comic Book Makers Color Gallery --
The Duke of Broadway --
Ch. 19. On the Ranch --
Boys' Ranch Action Portfolio --
Ch. 20. The Years of Romance --
Ch. 21. Straight into the Third Dimension --
Ch. 22. Horror, Crime and Punishment --
Beautiful Freak --
Ch. 23. Mainline --
Simon and Kirby's Own Company --
The Legend of Bullseye --
Bullseye Action Portfolio --
Ch. 24. The Accountant --
Fish in a Barrel --
Ch. 25. A Killer Among Us --
Ch. 26. Burstein, the Unknown Writer --
Ch. 27. Sick --
A Healthy Departure --
The New Age of Comics --
Ch. 28. The Birth of Spider-Man --
Ch. 29. The Copyright Capers --
'60s and '70s Comics --
Ch. 30. Still Later --
Index.
Responsibility: by Joe Simon with Jim Simon.

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