Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were considered by some “the Lennon and McCartney of the Golden Age of Comic Books.” Every genre, from superheroes and space to Westerns and romance, emerged from their studios. Now, a new coffee-table book, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio, brings their personal archives into the light. Its large, newsprint-like pages give you a tactile sense that you’re reading the comics in their original form, but even better. Enjoy these stunning images from the new book.
Young Love no. 66 (c. 1955). Previously unpublished. Cover by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, and others.
Adventures of the Fly no. 1 (August 1959). Archie Comics. “Come Into My Parlor” illustrated by Kirby and Simon.
Bullseye no. 1 (August 1954). Mainline Publications. Cover by Jack Kirby.
The Double Life of Private Strong. no. 1 (June 1959). Archie Comics. “Spawn of the X World!” Illustrated by Jack Kirby.
Chamber of Chills #24. (Jul 1954) “Credit and Loss,” by Mort Meskin.
Boy Explorers (c. 1946). Previously unpublished. Penciled pages illustrated by Jack Kirby.
Boys’ Ranch no. 2 December 1950). Harvey Comics.“The Clay Duncan Story” (splash page only) illustrated by Jack Kirby.
Race for the Moon no. 2 (September 1958). “The Face on Mars” illustrated by Jack Kirby and Al Williamson.
Adventures of the Fly no. 1 (August 1959). Archie Comics. “The Fly Discovers His Buzz Gun” illustrated by Kirby and Simon.
Thrill-O-Rama no. 1 (October 1965). Harvey Comics. “The Old Hulk” illustrated by Doug Wildey.