Joe Simon

1913 - 2011

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Joseph Henry Simon (born Hymie Simon; October 11, 1913 – December 14, 2011) was an American comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Simon created or co-created many important characters in the 1930s–1940s Golden Age of Comic Books and served as the first editor of Timely Comics, the company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. With his partner, artist Jack Kirby, he co-created Captain America, one of comics' most enduring superheroes, and the team worked extensively on such features at DC Comics as the 1940s Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy, and co-created the Newsboy Legion, the Boy Commandos, and Manhunter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Simon has received more than 522,073 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Joe Simon is the 87th most popular comic artist (down from 55th in 2019), the 4,948th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,113th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Joe Simon ranks 87 out of 174Before him are Hal Foster, Jacques Martin, Quentin Blake, Hiromu Arakawa, Takehiko Inoue, and Jean Tabary. After him are Tetsuya Chiba, Francisco Ibáñez Talavera, Willy Vandersteen, Kentaro Miura, Kazuki Takahashi, and Masamune Shirow.

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Among people born in 1913, Joe Simon ranks 180Before him are Robert Jungk, Jiří Hájek, Frankie Laine, Helen Levitt, Erich Eliskases, and Per Borten. After him are Huang Hua, Willy Vandersteen, Suzan Kahramaner, Pak Song-chol, Sándor Weöres, and Kazimierz Sabbat. Among people deceased in 2011, Joe Simon ranks 210Before him are Sargent Shriver, Patrick Leigh Fermor, M. F. Husain, Jean Tabary, Valery Rozhdestvensky, and Attilio Pavesi. After him are Andrea True, Coen Moulijn, Tatyana Lioznova, C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, Nilla Pizzi, and Nate Dogg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Simon ranks 4,948 out of 15,968Before him are Margo Martindale (1951), Anna Kendrick (1985), Brenda Strong (1960), Julian Beck (1925), Alexandra Hedison (1969), and W. Averell Harriman (1891). After him are Childe Hassam (1859), Sterling Morrison (1942), Amy Madigan (1950), Larry O'Brien (1917), Betty Holberton (1917), and Billy Blanks (1955).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Joe Simon ranks 23Before him are Frank Miller (1957), Lee Falk (1911), Richard F. Outcault (1863), Robert Crumb (1943), Jim Davis (1945), and Floyd Gottfredson (1905). After him are Alex Raymond (1909), Gardner Fox (1911), John Romita Sr. (1930), Roy Thomas (1940), George Herriman (1880), and Mort Walker (1923).