The creators of Captain America
and the Boy Commandos
produced some of the hardest-hitting crime comics of the 1950s.
Often featuring real-world criminals like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true-to-life events like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post-prohibition headlines. Explosive enough to draw the attention of the congressional committee on juvenile delinquency, they remain action-packed for today's graphic novel audience.
These are the best of the Simon and Kirby Crime comics, fully restored and collected for the first time.
""Each page bursts with action galore presented in the duo’s eye-popping style... a gift from Heaven for comics’ fans, and Crime is another rock solid addition to this outstanding series. Grab this beauty with both hands."" - Library Journal
""Even if you’re not a comic book fan, Simon & Kirby's Crime is something you should pick up. The historical significance alone makes these collection worth owning... If you’re a crime buff but not into comics, trust me this will be the collection that gets you involved. Simon & Kirby's Crime proves without question that these two are the past, present and future of comic books."" - Crave Online
""With over 300 pages of amazing stories and fantastic, vivid images from beginning to end, this collection is definitely one to check out, especially if you love comics and just overall good storytelling."" - Critiques 4 Geeks
""There was a sense of power and drama and excitement in Joe and Jack's work that made it totally unique..."" - Stan Lee
""The Lennon and McCartney of the Golden Age of Comic Books."" - Sci-Fi Wire
Praise for The Simon and Kirby Superheroes:
""A gorgeous volume..."" - LA Times
""A beautiful and expansive book that collects so much of [Jack] Kirby and Joe Simon's great efforts."" - Washington Post
""The ultimate collection for Simon and Kirby's work..."" - Comic Attack