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The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime

The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime

Hardback The Simon & Kirby Library

By (artist) Joe Simon, By (artist) Jack Kirby

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  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 284mm x 36mm | 1,338g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848569602
  • ISBN 13: 9781848569607
  • Illustrations note: colour comic strip
  • Sales rank: 299,806

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The creators of" Captain America" and the "Boy Commandos" produced some of the hardest-hitting crime comics of the 1950s. Often featuring real-world criminals like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true-to-life events like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post-prohibition headlines. Explosive enough to draw the attention of the congressional committee on juvenile delinquency, they remain action-packed for today's graphic novel audience. These are the best of the Simon and Kirby Crime comics, fully restored and collected for the first time.

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Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created one of the most enduring American heroes in 1940 with Captain America. Simon proved to be a brilliant editor, writer, penciller, inker, and businessman, serving as an editor for Archie, Harvey, Fox, Crestwood, and Mainline Publications - Simon and Kirby's own company. Jack Kirby is perhaps the most important artist ever to have worked in superhero comics. A creative and design genius, the "King" co-created household names such as The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men for Marvel Comics, later moving to DC where he wrote Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, the epic saga of the New Gods, Kamandi - Last Boy on Earth and OMAC.

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"Each page bursts with action galore presented in the duo's eye-popping style... a gift from Heaven for comics' fans, and "Crime" is another rock solid addition to this outstanding series. Grab this beauty with both hands." - "Library Journal""Even if you're not a comic book fan, Simon & Kirby's Crime is something you should pick up. The historical significance alone makes these collection worth owning... If you're a crime buff but not into comics, trust me this will be the collection that gets you involved. Simon & Kirby's Crime proves without question that these two are the past, present and future of comic books." - "Crave Online""With over 300 pages of amazing stories and fantastic, vivid images from beginning to end, this collection is definitely one to check out, especially if you love comics and just overall good storytelling." -" Critiques 4 Geeks""There was a sense of power and drama and excitement in Joe and Jack's work that made it totally unique..." - "Stan Lee " "The Lennon and McCartney of the Golden Age of Comic Books." - "Sci-Fi Wire" Praise for "The Simon and Kirby Superheroes" "A gorgeous volume..." - "LA Times" "A beautiful and expansive book that collects so much of [Jack] Kirby and Joe Simon's great efforts." - "Washington Post " "The ultimate collection for Simon and Kirby's work..." - "Comic Attack"