DescriptionAt 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.
Titan Books (UK)
March 04, 2014
7.9 X 1.3 X 11.2 inches | 2.9 pounds
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Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created one of the most famous icons in popular culture with Captain America, star of the 2011 blockbuster film, also featured in the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers. Simon was the first editor of Marvel Comics, and together he and Kirby conquered every genre, raising the bar on an entire industry.
"Successfully encapsulates this lesser known epoch of Kirby's impressive output and should be part of every well stocked comics library." - SF Signal "Gripping, thrilling and gorgeous. It's a great look back at the Golden Age of comic books." - Geek Twins "A hefty and handsomely reproduced selection of period horror comics work by this prolific and inventive pair of graphic storyteller pioneers." - Blogcritics "Suspenseful and jarring, once again showing off the brilliance of the duo by the timelessness of their work." - Forces of Geek "The book is a magnificent collection, gorgeously reproduced and wonderfully curated." - Comics Bulletin "A great treat for fans." - Basement Rejects "You needn't be a fan of horror comics or Simon and Kirby to truly enjoy these unsettling stories." - ICv2 "This is a thoroughly entertaining and informative collection. Titan Books has done it again." - Pop Mythology "Lovingly restored" - Miami Herald "Essential reading for any and every horror fan out there!" - Comic Attack "As in-depth as anything I have ever read and quite possibly the most beautiful book Titan Books have ever released." - Horror Movies "The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror is a strong collection featuring stellar work from two of the great comic book creators of all time. It still resonates in ways unlike any modern comic, and is well worth investing in." - We The Nerdy "It's well worth the read and to look back at comic book history." - Retrenders "If you're at all a fan of classic terror tales (or needless to say, Jack "King" Kirby!) Simon & Kirby: Horror should be in your library!" - Talking Comics "Simon & Kirby's Horror! is an absolute must have to all comic book enthusiasts. It just does not get any better than this on any level." - Crave "I have yet to see a dud in these archival Simon & Kirby collections and Horror is definitely a winner." - CBR "Classic horror comics at their best!" - Awkward Geeks "This book is a must have for comics historians and horror aficionados alike." - Project Fandom "Fans will be most impressed with The Simon & Kirby Library: Horror! This is a great looking volume with restored artwork that doesn't look absurdly digitized. You also get more thrills for your buck. There are over fifty stories collected here." - Psychobabble