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Thursday, December 15, 2011 

RIP Joe Simon

Captain America's co-creator along with Jack Kirby has passed away at 98 years of age.

I think what I appreciated most about Simon besides creating one of the most famous superheroes for Marvel was that he understood the menaces we're still facing long after 9-11 back in 2001 (I think he supported the war in Iraq) and, as he told in this interview written just 2 months ago:
SIMON: Stan Lee, bless him, was right in that we’d all like to be that hero, punching out Adolf Hitler or Osama bin Laden. I did an updated version of the famous comic book cover, this time featuring bin Laden, and one day we may make it public.
I do hope we can get to see that newer drawing someday, but what if the lefties now holding Marvel hostage try to prevent that? It remains to be seen if Simon's drawing of Cap punching bin Laden will ever see the light of day.

For now, it's sad to see another legend gone. We owe Simon a lot of thanks for the good he brought in his time.

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RIP for a true legend. I'm sorry he had to see them drag his creation through the mud.

I agree, Kookaburra. It's sad that Cap was exploited by the lefties at Marvel and used to attack the Tea Party, corporate America (like the "corporate shills" comment from the awful Civil War arc), and apologize for America's actions during virtually eveery war we've participated in. Instead of fighting the REAL menaces such as terrorists, even metaphorical ones such as HYDRA and AIM. We've lost a legend in Simon. May he rest in peace.

CP

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