Just a few days ago I wrote about the passing of Jerry Robinson. Today, I am again saddened to report the death of another one of the greats of the Golden Age of Comic Books, Joe Simon at age 98. Joe was, of course, half of the famous team of Simon & Kirby who brought us Captain America, The Sandman & Sandy, the Boy Commandos and many other wonderful features in the Golden Age.
Joe was going to be a guest at Heroes Con 2011 this past June, but his health prevented his attendance. Nevertheless, his book about his “life in comics” was introduced at the show, and I was fortunate enough to get an autographed copy. For those of you interested in Joe’s contributions to the Golden Age of Comic Books, check out Joe’s Book – Joe Simon: My Life in Comics. It provides a great glimpse into the life of this comic book pioneer.
Here are some of the great covers from the Golden Age of Comic Books that Joe had a hand in creating.
Rest in Peace, Joe.