Joe Simon

Art

Joe Simon

Art

Nationality: American

Biography:
Joe Simon (American, b. 1913): is one of the most important and successful comic book creators in comics history. After a short stint as an editor at Fox Publications in 1939, Simon moved over to Timely where he became the company's first editor. By this time he had partnered with Jack Kirby to form the legendary Simon & Kirby team, and the duo had a major hit in 1941 with Captain America. After a dispute with Timely over royalties and other promised compensation, Simon & Kirby moved from company to company, extending their legacy of groundbreaking creations. For Fawcett, they produced the first complete issue starring Captain Marvel, at DC, they produced the Boy Commandos, Newsboy Legion, Sandman, and Manhunter. They also pioneered new genres such as kid gang and romance. The Simon & Kirby partnership ended in 1955, with both men continuing their careers, occasionally teaming again for special projects. Simon continued his career working at Harvey and Sick magazine. In 1990 Simon wrote a colorful history of comics, The Comic Book Makers, and even at age 95, Simon continued to give interviews, write, draw, edit and publish, setting an unparalleled record for longevity in a field famous for its quick turnover.


 

Joe Simon Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Double Life of Private Strong #1 Title Page 1 Original Art (Archie, 1959)
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Double Life of Private Strong #1 Title Page 1 Original Art (Archie, 1959)....
Lot 92193
Auction 7079
Saturday, August 3, 2013
$20,315.00
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Adventures of the Fly #1 "The Strange New World of the Fly" Title Page 1 Original Art...
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Adventures of the Fly #1 "The Strange New World of the Fly" Title Page 1 Original Art (Ar...
Lot 93013
Auction 7066
Saturday, November 17, 2012
$16,730.00
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Stuntman #3 Unpublished Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1946)
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Stuntman #3 Unpublished Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1946)....
Lot 92303
Auction 7097
Saturday, August 9, 2014
$16,132.50
Joe Simon Captain America Comics #1 Cover Recreation Original Art (1991)
Joe Simon Captain America Comics #1 Cover Recreation Original Art (1991)....
Lot 94181
Auction 7013
Friday, November 20, 2009
$14,340.00
Joe Simon Captain America Comics #6 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated)
Joe Simon Captain America Comics #6 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated)....
Lot 93024
Auction 7066
Saturday, November 17, 2012
$10,456.25

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