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This is one huge tome of comic history. I’ve only just scratched the surface with my copy but look out for a review soon.

The Simon & Kirby Superheroes

Featuring a new introduction by Neil Gaiman!

Exploding with action and excitement, The Simon & Kirby Superheroes collects all of the stories the creators of Captain America produced in this genre independent of Marvel and DC! [Titan Books, £35.00, 29th September 2010]

The only compendium authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, this over-sized, full-color hardcover features adventures brilliantly restored to their original glory, including some tales that have never been released before now, and others that have been reproduced from original artwork for the first time in decades.

This volume introduces some of the dream team’s most exciting characters: Fighting American, their cold-war patriotic hero, The Fly, with origins in an unknown Spider-Man prototype, Lancelot Strong, the man with the double life, and the Hollywood swashbuckler known as Stuntman.

In addition to unreleased alternate covers and rare double-page spreads, Simon & Kirby Superheroes offers three never-before-seen stories: “Stuntman Crowns a Jungle Lord,” “Trapped on Wax,” and Fighting American in “The Mad Inker.”

Beginning with the Black Owl in December, 1940, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby set the standard for costumed heroes. Their creation Captain America (soon to be featured in a major motion picture by Marvel Studios) remains one of the most famous characters in comic book history, and their work for Timely and DC Comics raised the bar for the medium.

Neil Gaiman is one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novel writers. His work includes the massively successful Sandman, and Neverwhere. He is also the director of Mirrormask and a New York Times best-selling author of American Gods and Coraline.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Titan Books

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