The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio
Before Chris Evans was even a chisel-jawed twinkle in his mother’s eye, legendary creative duo Joe Simon and Jack Kirby brought Golden Age comic-book heroes like Captain America to life with powerful inked illustrations and action-packed stories. Over three decades beginning in the 1940s, the late Simon and Kirby birthed classic characters, invented romance comics and raised the standards for go-to Western, crime and horror genre works.
Coming in at a bit under 400 pages, Mark Evanier’s curated collection of 350 four-color illustrations plucked from the studio’s rich legacy includes photos of original art from Joe Simon’s private archive and showcases the team’s seminal works. The oversized hardcover reflects Evanier’s reputation as the foremost expert on Simon and Kirby’s works and is a mustown for Golden Age admirers.