Thursday, December 15, 2011

Joe Simon, RIP

The father of Captain America passes from the scene:

Joe Simon, a writer, editor and illustrator of comic books who was a co-creator of the superhero Captain America, conceived out of a patriotic impulse as war was roiling Europe, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 98. ...

Mr. Simon, unlike some other creators of super heroes, ultimately hammered out an agreement to get royalties for the intellectual property that he authored.

Imagine, receiving actual money for the characters you bring to life. What a concept.

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