Comic Book Makers SC (1990 Crestwood) comic books
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1st printing. By Joe Simon and Jim Simon. Joe Simon, first editor of Marvel Comics and the creator of Captain America, takes you back tot he birth of the comic book industry, the early backroom publishing offices, collaborations (and feuds) among writers, artists, and publishers, the art studios, working conditions, and the creators of superheroes that generated fortunes for the publishers but often left the creators struggling to survive. The young men in the Golden Age of comic books were as bizarre as the characters they created. Includes memoirs on Simon and Kirby; The Captain America Wars; the untold origin of Spider-Man; and more! Softcover 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W (with 16 full color pages). Cover price $18.95.