Joe Simon, Comic Book Legend, Dead at 98

Joe Simon Passes Away at 98

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Joseph Henry “Joe” Simon, passed away on Wednesday December 14th, 2011 in New York City, after a brief illness, at the age of 98.

1606334-simon_and_kirby_largeSimon created or co-created many important characters in the Golden Age of Comics and was the first editor for Timely Comics, which later became Marvel Comics.

Along with Jack Kirby, Simon co-created Captain America in 1940. Simon & Kirby worked extensively at DC Comics in the 1940s on such books as Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy, and co-created the Newsboy Legion, the Boy Commandos, and Manhunter. Simon & Kirby creations for other comics publishers include Boys’ Ranch, Fighting American and the Fly.

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