Monday, November 10, 2014

Golden Age Jack Kirby

Although the title was never foremost in my mind to collect, I've managed to buy two issues of BULLSEYE by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. I now have issue #1 and #5, both in decent condition. This was part of Simon & Kirby's Mainline Comics. They had both been frustrated in having their work controlled by others and actually stolen by their publishers in the past (ex: Captain America at Timely Comics).

So the two men decided to pool their knowledge of the industry and their talents and start their own comics publishing company. Alas, even with their combined knowledge and energy it was not a successful endeavor and eventually they had to shut down, actually selling titles and unpublished work at bargain basement prices to the likes of Charlton Comics.

But they did manage to produce some amazing work, including the title I've now found myself adding to my collection, BULLSEYE.

This is a stunning cover. Amazing design.

Ad on the back cover. Not sure if the revenue helped Simon & Kirby.


dogboy443 said...

I'm reading this book now and it's very good:

James Robert Smith said...

Yeah, I need to get that book. Actually, there are a number of books about the history of comics that I want to buy.