The Comic Book Makers (Very Fine 1st)


 

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A first printing of the original edition of this memoir of Comic Books' Golden Age. `The Young men in the golden age of Comic Books were as bizarre as the characters they created.'

From the back cover:

Joe Simon, the first editor of Marvel Comics and a creator of Captain America, takes you back to the birth of the comic book industry, the early back room 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.

From the publisher:

Filled with real-life anecdotes and insights, this is a history of the talented creators who brought us Superman, Captain America, Archie, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and dozens of other comic book favourites, as well as the stories of the other people who helped shape comic book history. Meet the crime comics editor who would himself be accused of a gruesome murder; the horror artist who was periodically released from a mental hospital in order to meet his publishing deadlines; the famous Senator Estes Kefauver, whose subcommittee investigated comic books as a cause of juvenile delinquency; and dozens of other fascinating personalities. The volume also tells stories of the birth of the American comic book industry - deals brokered in publishing offices, epic collaborations and terrible feuds among the creators, and the working conditions and industry practices that left the creators of these legendary characters destitute while the publishers made fortunes.

In this book, original Captain America creator, Joe Simon tells the compelling, definitive history of the creators who gave us Superman, Captain America, Archie, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man and more. Meet the crime comics editor who would himself be accused of a gruesome murder; the horror artist who was periodically released from a mental hospital in order to meet his publishing dead-lines; the famous Senator Estes Kefauver, whose sub-committee investigated comic books as a cause of juvenile delinquency; and dozens of other fascinating personalities.

"The Comic Book Makersis like a school reunion, lavish with anecdotes that fill in the gap of threadbare memory. The Comic Book Makers is a very valuable work by amember of one of the most important teams in comic book history. Joe Simon deserves applause." -- Will Eisner

Features

Joe Simon

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine

Creators

Joe
Simon

Publishing Information

New York
Crestwood/II
1990
1st

Physical Description

11 inches
8.5 inches
208 pages
19 color and over 200 black & white illustrations
softcover
wraps
English

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