A lifetime of defining the comic book - Joe Simon passes away at 98

December 18, 2011
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Last week we all received the news on Thursday of Joe Simon's passing on Wednesday, December 14th. There are many great articles written and about his life and incredible contributions to the comic book industry such as the LA Times and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Joe was a native of my hometown, Rochester NY.

One of the best articles I read was from the Simon and Kirby blog by Harry Mendryk. Harry was a friend of Joe's and worked with Titan to restore Simon and Kirby comics into beautiful volumes of reprints. Harry's article takes a more personal note.

If you'd like to see a small sample of his great works with Jack Kirby, click here to see all Simon and Kirby pages currently on What if Kirby.

I was very fortunate to have met Joe a number of times. He was alway friendly, happy and quick with a witty joke. He will be well missed.