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Joe Simon

1913 - 2011

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Joseph Henry 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 674,502 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Joe Simon is the 89th most popular comic artist (down from 87th in 2019), the 5,119th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,945th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Joe Simon ranks 89 out of 174Before him are Héctor Germán Oesterheld, Tignous, Sanpei Shirato, Lee Falk, Hermann Huppen, and Juan Giménez. After him are Jijé, Jim Davis, Masamune Shirow, Marco Rota, Hiro Mashima, and Quentin Blake.

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Among people born in 1913, Joe Simon ranks 186Before him are John Garfield, Luis Miró, Woody Herman, Géza Kalocsay, Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis, and Carl-Henning Pedersen. After him are Jean Nicolas, Roberto Porta, Harald Edelstam, Earle Meadows, Barrington Moore Jr., and Erich Eliskases. Among people deceased in 2011, Joe Simon ranks 216Before him are Sargent Shriver, Nicol Williamson, Nate Dogg, Valery Rozhdestvensky, Romuald Klim, and Ricky Hui. After him are James Arness, Ricky Bruch, Shammi Kapoor, Scott Columbus, Attilio Pavesi, and Imre Makovecz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Simon ranks 5,119 out of 18,182Before him are Vanilla Ice (1967), Denver Pyle (1920), Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Ossie Davis (1917), Arthur Dove (1880), and D'arcy Wretzky (1968). After him are Eydie Gormé (1928), Meredith Monk (1942), Leo Penn (1921), Jack Angel (1930), Dabney Coleman (1932), and Ken Block (1967).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Joe Simon ranks 21Before him are Charles Addams (1912), E. C. Segar (1894), Richard F. Outcault (1863), Robert Crumb (1943), Al Taliaferro (1905), and Lee Falk (1911). After him are Jim Davis (1945), Roy Thomas (1940), John Romita Sr. (1930), Floyd Gottfredson (1905), Richard Corben (1940), and Alex Raymond (1909).