One of comics’ major architects was born 107 years ago…
The late Joe Simon — born Oct. 11, 1913 — was a major force in the Golden Age, obviously best known for co-creating Captain America with his longtime collaborator Jack Kirby.
In the past, our 13 COVERS birthday salutes have centered on the Star-Spangled Avenger or Simon’s work on features like the Newsboy Legion and Boy Commandos.
This year brings something a little different, though: How about 13 COVERS featuring Simon’s 1959 Archie creation, the Fly?
Now, even though Simon was on The Fly for a short Silver Age stint, many others followed in his footsteps, well into the ’80s and beyond.
So dig these 13 COVERS — by Simon and other greats like Steve Ditko.
— 13 COVERS: A JOE SIMON Birthday Celebration — 2016 Edition. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A JOE SIMON Birthday Celebration — 2015 Edition. Click here.
Cover images and credits from the Grand Comics Database.