R.I.P. x 3

15 Dec

by Mike Hansen

Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941). Cover ...

Captain America Comics #1 (Image via Wikipedia)

I was saddened to learn of the passings of three comics greats in the last several days: Jerry Robinson, Joe Simon, and Eduardo Barreto. All contributed in significant ways to the comics I’ve enjoyed.

The comics and outside press has been doing a fine job honoring these men. DC Comics, on the other hand, was very careful in its praise of Robinson, never actually calling him the CREATOR of any of its characters or work – despite the fact that, as far as the rest of the planet is concerned, Robinson is unquestionably the creator of the Joker, one of comics’ greatest icons. Sigh…

Let’s see if the praise for Simon’s many creations and contributions to comics are properly recognized. Marvel has fought Simon’s ownership of Captain America for decades; I hope Marvel will honor him better in death.

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