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Joe Simon - SPEED COMICS #22 Cover
VF: 8.0
SOLD ON:  Monday, 06/12/2017 2:18 PM
$32,200
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PUBLISHER: Harvey
COMMENTS: Joe Simon(as Glaven) pencils and inks; 1942; 15" x 19"
Jon Berk Collection
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Joe Simon(as Glaven) pencils and inks; 1942; 15" x 19"
Jon Berk Collection

The cover to Speed Comics #22 shows the heroic Captain Freedom plunging through the skies aside Allied bombers, descending onto German U-boats. Harvey Publishing employed Joe Simon, under his common pseudonym Glaven, to pen this obvious knock-off version of America's hero, Captain America. Joe Simon's work during this time is characteristically propagandistic and heavily relies on the vitriol felt by the American people toward the Axis. Stories about heroes killing Nazis sold like hot-cakes and with good reason. This piece is in impressive condition and would look great coupled with much of the WWII-era comicbook art in this auction.



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Artist Information

Joseph Henry Simon 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, such as Captain America, and served as the first editor of Timely Comics, the company that would evolve into Marvel Comics.