"Gripping from the first page... If you love comic books,
history, or just love a story of a real self-made man, you
must read this book."
"A true visionary, Simon's book is laced with
never-before-seen photos and illustrations, and told in his
own words. If you're at all curious about the history of
comics and one of its earliest visionaries, My Life in Comics
is a must-read." - IGN
"... a lovely memoir, often funny, sometimes
thought-provoking, and never ostentatious. It's a true
pleasure to read." - Graphic Novel
"... essential reading for any fan of comic book history and
storytelling." - ComicBook.com
In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most
important figures in comics history, and half of the famous
creative team Simon and Kirby. Joe Simon co-created Captain
America, and was the first editor in chief of Marvel Comics (where
he hired Stan Lee for his first job in comics).
Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this
book recounts his journey to New York City, his first comic book
work, his meeting with Jack Kirby, and the role comics played in
wartime America. He remembers the near-death of the comics, and the
scramble to survive. And he reveals what it was like to bring
comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form.