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Joe Simon

Joe Simon (1917–1994) started his career in the newspaper field. In the mid-'30s, he came to New York and stumbled into the then-new publishing venture called comic books.

With his longtime creative partner, Jack Kirby, he helped define the golden age of comic books and created many comics of historical significance. Their collaboration extended to several genres, which they helped pioneer: Western (Boys' Ranch), science fiction (Blue Bolt), crime (Justice Traps the Guilty), horror (Black Magic), superhero (Captain America), and romance (Young Romance).