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Fighting American #3 cover by Andie Tong

Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #3 Review – Stale and Blunt Social Satire

The Fighting American is kept busy by his handlers while Speedboy is made a national news sensation for his interviews “exposing” the Fighting American. Elsewhere, FA’s FBI ally begins to find her way to the bottom of the conspiracy targeting the hero. I reviewed an issue of Titan’s Fighting American run a few months back. […]

Simon And Kirby’s Fighting American #1 Review: A Muddled Parody/Homage

The Fighting American was a Captain America-esque comic that Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created in 1954. Well, I say that it’s Captain America-esque, but, in reality, there were plenty of patriotic costumed heroes in that era. However, this one was unique in that Simon and Kirby created this in direct response to Timely, now […]

What Jack Kirby Means To A Comic Fan, Critic, And Aspiring Creator

On August 28th, 1917, Jacob Kurtzberg was born in Manhattan. He was born to a pair of Austrian Jewish immigrants. He took to drawing quickly, starting in comic strips in 1936, and, in 1940, he teamed up with Joe Simon to create Captain America and Bucky Barnes. It’s weird to think that a man born […]

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Manhunter #1 Review: Manhunter Likes Hunting Man

DC continues with their dive into Jack Kirby with a return of Manhunter. Though he is oddly dressed like one of the Manhunters that preceded the Green Lantern Corps of Oa, this is actually the Manhunter known as Paul Kirk, another of Kirby’s creations. This Manhunter is most known for the actions of his clone, […]

The Powerful Popularity Of Superhero Comics During World War II

For the most part, I’ve met some amazing people in the comics world. Almost every person I’ve met — be them from podcasts, TV, Overstreet, and even here — has been pretty awesome. But once a week or so I’ll get an angry email or tweet or whatever message via social media — from a […]

Fighting American #1 From Titan Comics Will Debut On Joe Simon’s Birthday, October 11th

Titan Comics are publishing a new Fighting American series in October, the character created by the late Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1954 as a response to Timely/Atlas Comics (the precursor to Marvel) revamping Captain Americain a new series without them. So they decide to create another patriotically themed character, Fighting American. […]

Stan Lee Commemorates 75 Years At Marvel

Stan Lee, who just turned 94 last month, is celebrating 75 years in comic books and Disney had him sit down and talk about his start. Working with Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. And what its been like working in a field for 3/4th of a century. Now he tells the story about just walking […]

A Statue Grows In Brooklyn, But Debuts In San Diego

The new 1 ton bronze statue of Captain America is making its debut at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend before its shipped to Brooklyn, NY where it will reside in Prospect Park starting August 10th. The video below shows the statue’s unveiling by Marvel at the convention as well as shows that there […]


King Kirby – An Artist And Jack Kirby Expert Reviews The Play

D. J. Coffman writes for Bleeding Cool: This past Saturday I had the pleasure of driving to New York City to see the King Kirby play at The Brick theater in Brooklyn. A few weeks ago my pal Lucky the Painproof Man shared the Kickstarter link with me and I told my girlfriend “Wow, there’s going […]

Orbiting Around Captain America – Celebrating Kirby, Waid, Brubaker, Latour And More

[audio:http://www.orbitalcomics.com/images/blog/orbital-podcastcaptainamericaspecial.mp3] Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Orbiting Pod, the podcast of Orbital Comics in London. They say: Welcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod! With the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier in cinemas worldwide, we’ve decided to spotlight some of Steve Rogers greatest stories from across the decades. We kick things […]

Silver for Timely’s Golden Age and Gold for Marvel’s Silver Age

By Ryan Michael While Marvel is unquestionably the top dog in the comic-world today, that wasn’t always the case. During the “Golden Age” of the 1930’s and 1940’s, National Allied Publications (DC Comics) were the leaders, pioneers and grandfathers of the superhero genre. The birth of Jerry Siegel and  Joe Shuster’s Superman in Action Comics […]

Captain America Lives On: Remembering Joe Simon

By Megan Margulies On April 4, Marvel will release Captain America: The Winter Soldier. These movies are not only a cause for celebration by comic book fans, but also for the artists who created the superhero decades ago. In 1941, Jack Kirby and my grandfather, Joe Simon, dreamt of Captain America in an attempt to […]

Nine Glorious Pages From October’s A1 Annual

  Some people read Dave Elliot and Garry Leach’s A1 anthologies when they came out. I wasn’t one of them I was reading Silver Surfer. The closest I came to A1 was The Sleeze Brothers. It was only when I was around 19 that I realised I was missing out and had to track them […]


Joe Simon, Co-Creator Of Captain America, Passes At 98

Longtime comic book creator Joe Simon passed away earlier today at 98, according to a Facebook post from Joe’s son. Simon is best known for his work as the co-creator of Captain America with artist Jack Kirby, but that is just one of scores of contributions he made to the industry, both as a writer […]

Original Art From Simon And Kirby’s First DC Comics Cover Goes On The Block In November

In late 1941, just months after the successful launch of Captain America Comics #1, Joe Simon & Jack Kirby parted ways with Marvel over issues with Captain America royalties. According to Simon in his autobiography Joe Simon: My Life In Comics, Marvel’s accountant had told him, “I’m sorry about these royalties. You’re getting twenty-five percent, […]

Captain America Comics #1 Sells For Record $343,000

A copy of Captain America Comics #1 CGC 9.2 sold at auction last night at comicconnect.com for a record $343,000 — the highest price ever paid for a copy of this comic.  The iconic comic book by creators Jack Kirby and Joe Simon was released on the newsstands in December 1941 — showing Captain America punching […]

Free Simon And Kirby Story From 1954

To promote the 480-page  Simon And Kirby Superheroes hardcover volume published by Titan Books on Friday in the UK and next week in the US, this is Poison Ivan by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, originally printed in 1954. It is © Simon & Kirby. The book has an introduction by Neil Gaiman… Open publication […]