New Release Books by Joe Simon

Joe Simon is the author of Captain America (2022), Marvel Comics (2020), DC Goes to War (2020), DC's First Issue Specials (2020), 1st Issue Special (1975-1976) #10 (2020) and other 67 books.

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Captain America

release date: Jun 14, 2022
Captain America
The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy. A Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition Collects Captain America Comics #1 (1941); the Captain America stories from Tales of Suspense #59, #63-68, #75-81, #92-95, #110-113 (1964-1969); “Captain America…Commie Smasher” from Captain America #78 (1954). It is impossible to imagine American popular culture without Marvel Comics. For decades, Marvel has published groundbreaking visual narratives that sustain attention on multiple levels: as metaphors for the experience of difference and otherness; as meditations on the fluid nature of identity; and as high-water marks in the artistic tradition of American cartooning, to name a few. Drawing upon multiple comic book series, this collection includes Captain America’s very first appearances from 1941 alongside key examples of his first solo stories of the 1960s, in which Steve Rogers, the newly resurrected hero of World War II, searches to find his place in a new and unfamiliar world. As the contents reveal, the transformations of this American icon thus mark parallel transformations in the nation itself. A foreword by Gene Luen Yang and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of Captain America and classic Marvel comics. The Penguin Classics black spine paperback features full-color art throughout.

Marvel Comics

release date: Aug 26, 2020
Marvel Comics
The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window ? from the moment Captain America charged into battle in World War II to the present day! Marvel?s characters face relevant and real-life issues alongside their extraordinary adventures ? from grappling with alcoholism to participating in politics to celebrating diversity and everything in between! These powerful stories from Marvel?s 80-year history feature iconic heroes tackling heavy-hitting subjects including drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #97, HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #8, IRON MAN (1968) #128, NEW MUTANTS (1983) #45, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #106, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #303, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #420, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #36, CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) #1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #51, MS. MARVEL (2015) #13, CHAMPIONS (2016) #24 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #2 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #583.

DC Goes to War

release date: Jun 02, 2020
DC Goes to War
Catch a glimpse of what it was like to live through two World Wars through the eyes of characters including Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, the Boy Commandos, Blackhawk, and many others. From tales of rebellion to surviving the battlefield, this title collects some of the greatest war stories of their time. Collects Sgt. Rock Special #2, Enemy Ace: War in Heaven #1-2, Showcase #57, Our Army at War #67, #83, #233, and #235, Boy Commandos #1, Star Spangled War Stories #87 and #183, All-American Comics #48, Weird War Tales #3 (1972), G.I. Combat #87, Our Fighting Forces #49 and #102, The Losers Special #1, and Military Comics #1.

DC's First Issue Specials

release date: Apr 28, 2020
DC's First Issue Specials
DC collects the 1970s series that introduced one new concept after another-as well as reintroducing several DC favorites! Over the course of 13 issues, 1st Issue Special shined a spotlight on Atlas, Manhunter, Warlord, Lady Cop, and even the Dingbats of Danger Street-as well as giving the Creeper, Doctor Fate, and the New Gods their shots at comebacks! Collects 1st Issue Special #1-13.

1st Issue Special (1975-1976) #10

release date: Apr 16, 2020
1st Issue Special (1975-1976) #10
“We’re the Outsiders.” DC’s original, highly obscure Outsiders team (who go on a rescue mission in this issue) were a gang of super-deformed heroes named Lizard Johnny, Amazing Ronnie, Hairy Larry, Mighty Mary, Doc Scary, and Billy.

Black Magic (1973-) #3

release date: Mar 05, 2020
Black Magic (1973-) #3
Reprints from the 1950s series by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Stories include “Nasty Little Man!”; “The Angel of Death!”; “The Courts of Sleep!”; and a one-page text story, “Minuet by Moonlight.”

Black Magic (1973-) #2

release date: Feb 27, 2020
Black Magic (1973-) #2
In this issue, shipwreck survivors encounter a ghost ship crewed by dead men.

Marvel Visionaries

release date: Sep 11, 2019
Marvel Visionaries
Collects Avengers (1963) #4, Sgt. Fury #6, Fantastic Four (1961) #48-51, Captain America (1968) #200, Eternals (1976) #7, What If? (1977) #11; material from Red Raven Comics #1, Marvel Mystery Comics #13, Captain America Comics #1, Yellow Claw #3, Strange Tales (1951) #94, Amazing Adventures (1961) #1, Rawhide Kid (1955) #17, Incredible Hulk (1962) #3, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #8, Fantastic Four Annual #5, Thor (1966) #134-136, Amazing Adventures (1970) #1-2. Celebrate the career of a true Marvel Visionary! Comics’ premier storyteller for over 40 years, Jack “King” Kirby brought new vitality and imagination to the medium, setting the standard for every artist to follow! This volume collects some of Kirby’s most monumental moments — including his earliest Marvel work, the debut of Captain America and the coming of Galactus! From the mystic fantasy of the Golden Age Vision to the Western world of the Two-Gun Kid, Kirby’s work spanned all genres and touched every corner of the Marvel Universe!

World's Finest Comics (1941-) #11

release date: Aug 23, 2018
World's Finest Comics (1941-) #11
ÒTHE CITY OF HATE!Ó A deranged lunatic tries to sabotage the Daily Planet by killing four people the newspaper has selected as ÒThe Finest People in the CityÓ through the use of his invention: hate gas.

Detective Comics (1937-) #128

release date: May 03, 2018
Detective Comics (1937-) #128
ÒCRIME IN REVERSE!Ó The Joker is at it again! Batman and Robin are at their witsÕ end when Joker starts to commit crimes in reverse!

Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Vol. 1 Hc

release date: Mar 16, 2021
Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Vol. 1 Hc
Steve Rogers might have been the prototypical 98-pound weakling, but that wasn't going to stop him from serving his country. Transformed by the Super-Soldier Serum into America's #1 fighting man, he became a symbol of patriotism, hope and perseverance on the eve of the nation's entrance into World War II. Now at long last, you can experience the original Golden Age adventures of the Sentinel of Liberty from his 1941 inaugural appearance in one deluxe, oversized and remastered package! You'll meet Bucky Barnes and the Red Skull for the first ti me, behold Simon & Kirby's trend-setting brand of storytelling - and even read Stan Lee's very first comic book tale! So salute, soldier...Captain America has arrived! COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 1-12

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (1954-) #147

release date: Feb 22, 2018
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (1954-) #147
“A SUPERMAN IN SUPER-TOWN!” Superman finally makes a visit to the otherworldly New Genesis! There he meets a being of immeasurable power who calls himself Highfather! Plus, “THE SCOOP OF SUICIDE SLUM!”

The Newsboy Legion Vol. 2

release date: Aug 08, 2017
The Newsboy Legion Vol. 2
For the first time, legendary tales from comics’ Golden Age are being reprinted in two must-have hardcover editions. This concluding volume collects the stories from STAR SPANGLED COMICS #33-64 and features an insightful introduction by Kirby historian John Morrow. In 1942 the creative team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby was firing on all cylinders. Following their spectacular success with Captain America and the Sandman, anticipation for Simon and Kirby’s next project was sky-high—and the two comics powerhouses did not disappoint when they unveiled the Newsboy Legion starring the Guardian! With its bracing mix of streetwise urchins, graft-fueled gangsters and panel-busting action, the Newsboy Legion was an instant smash. The adventures of Gabby, Scrapper, Tommy, Big Words and Officer Harper ran for nearly five years and cemented Simon and Kirby’s reputations as two of the medium’s most innovative and prolific practitioners. Collects the stories from STAR SPANGLED COMICS #33-64.

Blue Bolt: the First Ten Stories

release date: Aug 01, 2020
Blue Bolt: the First Ten Stories
Cosmic rays, exotic villainess, alternate dimensions, monsters & mayhem! In the early days comic books' golden age, the heroic Blue Bolt battles the beautiful femme fatale villainess, the Green Sorceress, and her strange army below the surface of Earth! Created by Captain America co-creator, Joe Simon. Includes comic book stories that mark the first team-up byline of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Blue Bolt: The First Ten Stories is a time capsule of comic greats in the early golden age of comics. Full color.

The New Gods (1971-) #7

release date: Oct 13, 2016
The New Gods (1971-) #7
Learn the history of the war between New Genesis and Apokolips, including the tale of the pact Izaya and Darkseid made to bring a temporary peace.

Prez: The First Teen President

release date: Jun 07, 2016
Prez: The First Teen President
Every appearance of the DC Universe’s youngest Head of State leading up to Mark Russell’s critically acclaimed 2015 series-from the character’s debut in 1973 to his appearances in SANDMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN and more! When a Constitutional amendment lowers the age of eligibility to run for public office, young people across the USA unite to elect the country’s first teenaged president-the aptly named Prez Rickard! Created by Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti in 1973, Prez captured the spirit of his era, spreading a message of “Peace in our Time” and fighting government corruption in the form of the villainous Boss Smiley. Though his term in office was short-lived, the idea of the nineteen-year-old political whiz kid nevertheless went on to inspire such comics greats as Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Ed Brubaker and Grant Morrison. Collects PREZ #1-4, CANCELLED COMICS CAVALCADE #2, SUPERGIRL #10, SANDMAN #54, VERTIGO VISIONS: PREZ, THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #2, THE MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1.

The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Vol. 2

release date: Dec 08, 2015
The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Vol. 2
Legendary two-fisted tales from comics’ Golden Age are available in handsome hardcover editions for the first time ever! The Nazi menace has fortified the entire European continent to repel any efforts at liberation. Uprooting these entrenched forces will take more than a navy, more than an air force, more than a mighty army-it will take the Commandos! Led by Captain Rip Carter, the Commandos stand ready to strike at the enemy with devastating surprise anywhere in the world-and serving alongside these highly trained men are four irrepressible youths whose fighting spirit more than matches their elders’ determination. Jan, Pierre, Alfy and Brooklyn-these are Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Boy Commandos! This second volume collects the Commandos’ adventures from DETECTIVE COMICS #74-85, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #10-13 and BOY COMMANDOS #3-5 together with an insightful introduction by Kirby chronicler John Morrow.

Don't Give Up, You Can Make It If You Try, You Can Win

release date: Jun 13, 2013

80 Years of Blue Bolt Vol.2

release date: May 07, 2020
80 Years of Blue Bolt Vol.2
Simon and Kirby's first super-hero turns 80! Featuring the issues 6-10 of the classic character's original gold age run! 64 pages of great super-hero action by the creative team that brought you Captain America, Fighting American, Stuntman and more!

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80 Years Of The Greatest Super-Heroes #4

release date: Mar 26, 2020
80 Years Of The Greatest Super-Heroes #4
The greatest super-heroes of the golden age of comics are turning 80! This issue features the first super-hero work of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby as well as comics' first lovable monster, Dick Briefer's Frankenstein. also featuring: Future-man, Jupiter the Master Magician and The Green Lama!

Young Romance

release date: Jan 30, 2012
Young Romance
In the late 1940s, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ― creators of Captain America ― set the comics world on fire with the creation of a new genre that resulted in some of the best-selling American comic books of all time: the romance comics. The stories they created were exciting, innovative, and beautifully drawn, and remain a high point in both artists’ careers, even as Kirby went on to become the unrivaled King of Comics and co-creator (along with Stan Lee) of many of the most iconic characters in American history.

Joe Simon - My Life in Comics

release date: Dec 16, 2011
Joe Simon - My Life in Comics
Before Marvel, before Captain America, before Simon and Kirby, and before comics there was Joe Simon. Born in 1913, the son of an immigrant tailor, he's been an artist all his life. A newspaper writer, photographer, and cartoonist, and the first editor at the company that became Marvel Comics, he was the man who hired Stan Lee for his first job. Entering the fledgling industry the year after Superman appeared, Simon instantly made a name for himself as a writer, artist, and editor. He and Jack Kirby created the iconic Captain America-their first blockbuster-before America entered World War II. More hits followed, including a bestselling military adventure series, the first romance comic created for an audience of young girls, and Simon's own satire magazine that was a favourite of Lenny Bruce. His exciting chronicle covers ten decades. It includes a stint in the Coast Guard during World War II, as well as his encounters with such colorful personalities as author Damon Runyon, prizefighters Max Baer and Jack Dempsey, comedian Don Rickles, Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller, and actors Caesar Romero and Sid Caesar. This is the comprehensive autobiography of an illustrator, an innovator, an entrepreneur, and a pioneer. Profusely illustrated with photography and artwork, much of it heretofore unseen, this is the chronicle of an American original.

A Mazing Book

release date: Sep 01, 2011
A Mazing Book
Joe has combined his { Quirky Art } with his New Concept of Mental Conditioning, referred to as { Intention Definitions } . These are gleaned from his understanding of science, religion and Arts. Intention Definitions, are a specific way, to mentally grasp a definitive term, applied to a visual image. It is Incredibly Stimulating, when you allow the Mind to indulge itself in this kind of Imagery. It has been his desire, to bring this Art to Market. So that it can shine out into the world, as a Tool for Playful Mind, It can also be used to relieve our Minds Of Stresses that build up from the day. This Art is Interesting and Exciting for all ages . You will experience a Since of Accomplishment each time you Compete a Puzzle. Where else can you get so complete an offer ? This Book challenges you to defeat your own limiting thoughts, and fears. Unlocks the Creative Center in your Brain. And offers each reader a Tantalizing delightful challenge. So weather this is your first time to experience Mazes, or if you are a seasoned Veteran, you are in for an incredible treat.

Joe Simon: My Life in Comics

release date: Jun 21, 2011
Joe Simon: My Life in Comics
"Gripping from the first page... If you love comic books, history, or just love a story of a real self-made man, you must read this book." - Shadowlocked "A true visionary, Simon's book is laced with never-before-seen photos and illustrations, and told in his own words. If you're at all curious about the history of comics and one of its earliest visionaries, My Life in Comics is a must-read." - IGN "... a lovely memoir, often funny, sometimes thought-provoking, and never ostentatious. It’s a true pleasure to read." - Graphic Novel Reporter "... essential reading for any fan of comic book history and storytelling." - ComicBook.com -- In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most important figures in comics history, and half of the famous creative team Simon and Kirby. Joe Simon co-created Captain America, and was the first editor in chief of Marvel Comics (where he hired Stan Lee for his first job in comics). Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this book recounts his journey to New York City, his first comic book work, his meeting with Jack Kirby, and the role comics played in wartime America. He remembers the near-death of the comics, and the scramble to survive. And he reveals what it was like to bring comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form.

The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction

release date: Jun 04, 2013
The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction
The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction spans more than 20 years, beginning with the first stories Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ever produced together (beginning in June 1940)--their ten-issue run of Blue Bolt adventures. Then the Cold War years will be represented by Race For the Moon, featuring pencils by Kirby and inked artwork by comic book legends Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, and Al Williamson. "Joe was one of the industry's greatest innovators--he commissioned stories from some of the greatest talents of the time," series editor Steve Saffel notes. "Thanks to his efforts, we have exclusive access to more than 80 pages of original artwork from the 1950s. Stories by all four artists appear in all of their stunning detail. This was a book Joe wanted the world to see." Other rarities from both decades are included, and as a bonus for readers, the volume features stories illustrated by Crandall, Torres, and Williamson--without Kirby. Including an introduction by Dave Gibbons, the award-winning co-creator and illustrator of Watchmen, this is an historic volume no comic book aficionado will be able to live without.

Fighting American Vol. 1

release date: Apr 17, 2018
Fighting American Vol. 1
Fighting American is the fantastic return of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon's legendary super hero, originally created back in 1954. When Johnny Flagg A.K.A. FIGHTING AMERICAN and his young teenage sidekick, SPEEDBOY find themselves marooned in the 21st Century with no way to return they do the only thing they can do. They carry on regardless. Bringing some much-needed two-fisted justice and home-spun 1950s attitudes to a modern, media-obsessed cynical world as they battle a gang of villains plucked from their past and a mysterious villainess known only as Lady Chaos.

Newsboy Legion by Simon and Kirby

release date: May 10, 2016
Newsboy Legion by Simon and Kirby
Set in the early 1940s, the Newsboy Legion is the first of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's very successful "kid gang" comics, featuring a group of scrappy pre-teen boys who work together to stop crime in their home of Suicide Slum. Watched over by adult hero The Guardian--a.k.a. policeman Jim Harper--The Newsboy Legion battle crime through their own newspaper reporting, taking on con artist, counterfeiters, arsonists, and more. Collects stories from STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #23-37.

The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror

release date: Mar 04, 2014
The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror
At every point, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby raised the bar. When they came to comics, Superman had been around for about a year, and the medium was still in its infancy. They took the action and made it explode, breaking out of the panels and sprinting across the page. They showed what comics could do, experimenting with layout and design, creating the first full-page panels and double page spreads. Their first million-seller was a superhero (Captain America), and their next was military adventure that outsold Superman (DC's Boy Commandos). These two guys from Rochester and Brooklyn broke all the rules when they created the first romance comics, and they blazed trails in every genre: horror, science fiction, crime etc ... Their work in the legendary title Black Magic was acclaimed by readers. It was held up on national television by the Senate Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, where experts claimed Black Magic contributed to the corruption of American youth! Also included here are the Simon and Kirby stories from the experimental terror title Strange World of Your Dreams.

Captain America Golden Age Masterworks Vol.1

release date: Mar 23, 2005
Captain America Golden Age Masterworks Vol.1
Relive the earliest adventures of Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty! Return to the Golden Age of comics as Cap and Bucky come face to face withthe Red Skull, the Ringmaster of Death, and more! Captain America Comics (1939) #1-4.
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