By Sean Howe
May 20, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Best of Simon and Kirby

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Over the course of their 18-year partnership in comic books, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby worked in — and, in many cases, defined — just about every genre and style imaginable. ?After creating Captain America, they stretched the once-staid comic page into a dynamic canvas, in which figures flew from one panel to the next; when the action still couldn’t be contained, they concocted the centerfold spread. Then they invented the romance? comic (Roy Lichtenstein sends his thanks), and steamrolled their way through science fiction, crime, horror, and more. It’s all sampled in The Best of Simon and Kirby, a ?gloriously oversize tome. A

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