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Sunday, October 11, 2009

This Day in Arf History

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On this date in history, the very much still with us JOE SIMON was born. Simon ranks near the top of the most influential figures in comics history for his creation of CAPTAIN AMERICA with Jack Kirby, his tenure as editor at early Timely Comics and Simon & Kirby’s long partnership that created and/or popularized kid gangs and romance comics.  He also had a long tenure packaging books for Harvey and a long run at MAD imitator SICK. He was even involved (depending on your definition) in the convoluted history of the character that eventually became SPIDER-MAN. Author of a fascinating illustrated memoir, THE COMIC BOOK MAKERS, Simon turns 94 today!


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One Response to “This Day in Arf History”

  1. BobH Says:

    96 years old, actually.

    Happy Birthday, Joe. Looks like it’ll be another good year for his classic work getting back into print, too.

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