The Newsboy Legion by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, Vol. 1



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In my opinion, the best archival edition of this material because of the paper stock: it looks like the comic book. Archival collections are typically printed on a whiter coated stock than the original comics and the coloring is not adjusted to compensate for that, so the colors are too bright and too garish. The colors here are muted and the overall reproduction looks closest to the original comic books. And that is what I want whether I'm indulging in nostalgia or coming to the work for the very first time.

From the publisher:

Originally featured in STAR SPANGLED COMICS #7-32 (1942-1944), The Newsboy Legion stars a group of scrappy boys who fight crime in their home of Suicide Slum. Watched over by adult hero The Guardian, The Newsboy Legion battles crime through their own newspaper, taking on crooked politicians, slum lords, fifth column agents and much more.

Introduction: Tom Spurgeon, Joe Simon
Written by: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Penciller: Gil Kane, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Inker: Harry Tshida, Arturo Cazeneuve, John Daly, Steve Brodie, Gil Kane, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Jack Kirby
Joe Simon

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Fine dustjacket



Publishing Information

New York
DC Comics

Physical Description

10.5 inches
7.25 inches
360 pages
pictorial boards