Joe Simon's life in comics

Joe Simon is a living legend in the comics world. He co-created, with his longtime friend and partner Jack Kirby, one of comics' most iconic characters, Captain America. He and Kirby worked on thousands of comics over many years in just about every conceivable genre. Titan Books has been releasing the Simon-Kirby comic stories in recent years in gorgeous hardcover volumes that have been recolored in what are really the gold standard of comics reproduction. Mr. Simon has written his memoirs about his time in the comics industry titled simply "My Life in Comics" and when I was given the chance to interview him, I jumped at it. We spoke about Jack Kirby, influence of Damon Runyon on his work, and still smoking at least two cigars a day into his nineties.

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