Joe Simon, one of the key figures of the so-called ‘golden age’ of comics and the creator of characters such as Captain America, has died at the age of 98. His death was announced by his son on Facebook.
With Jack Kirby, Joe Simon formed one of the key partnerships of 20th century comics. They created Captain America together, and also undertook key work on popular series such as The Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy. Simon was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in the late 80s.
As well as his work for Marvel, Joe Simon was also known for his work in the advertising industry, and in 1960 he founded the satirical magazine Sick. In later years, he was a frequent guest at comic book conventions.