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Offline Yoc

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2011, 09:54:17 PM »
It's deeply sad to hear Joe Simon, one of the fathers of Timely/Marvel has passed on.  Another of the originals gone.
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Re: Obituaries
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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2011, 10:51:00 PM »
Yet another legend is lost forever.

Aside from Captain America and Bucky, I keep thinking to all of the great characters that the Simon/Kirby team either created or helped guide through different periods of the Golden Age -- Newsboy Legion and the Guardian, Sandman and Sandy, Stuntman, Manhunter, Fighting American and Speedboy, the 1950's Shield, the Fly... :(

I'm so sorry that they are now both gone. But at least they've left behind a wealth of outstanding material for future generations to enjoy. Comics would never have been the same without them.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2011, 03:37:56 PM »
Not to mention "Brother Power the Geek" and "Prez", absolutely original.
I was very saddened at first, but we must say Simon lived an admirably long life, and now him and Jack are reunited! ;)

As experienced writers, both Kirby and Simon dealt with the late 1960s and 1970s youth feelings and so-called "counterculture" in an absolutely original way.
Kirby produced his 4th World (where the most interesting allusions to "flower power" are done in Jimmy Olsen and the Forever People) but he would also keep on a very peculiar exploration in Kamandi, and some experimental magazines he did.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2011, 07:04:46 AM »
I did not like Prez but was a big fan of Brother Power

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2011, 02:12:31 PM »
Well, I am not making a question of appreciation according to taste, and I have yet to read Prez, I was just suggesting that what Joe & Jack did was undoubtedly original. More or less accomplished, but genuinely original, and – as Jack would have put it – "respectful".
A rare quality among comic book writers, today…  ;)

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Stanley Morse
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2012, 06:08:00 AM »
From Roy Thomas
Shaun Clancy informed me that 1950s publisher Stanley P. Morse died in his sleep in the last day or two.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2012, 07:22:18 AM »
From Steven Rowe
Another old publisher / editor, Muarice Rosenfield (and it is field and not feld) died this summer.  
He was an editor and writer for Feature-Crestwood-Prize in the early 1940s, and had his finger in
Brookwood (a pre-Harvey title).  His father and Uncle were also in the comics-cheap periodical
buisness - and his son and grandson continue the tradition (but not comics).
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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2012, 09:18:27 AM »
Thanks for keeping us informed Narf.
Stanley P. Morse of course did some of the most notorious pre-code horror books in the 50s.
He's quoted by David Hajdu in The Ten-Cent Plague as saying “No one complained, so we gave the people what they wanted until they started complaining about it.” and this one that really paints him a bad light - “I don’t know what the hell I published. I never knew. I never read the things. I never cared.”

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2012, 10:44:27 AM »
and this one that really paints him a bad light - “I don’t know what the hell I published. I never knew. I never read the things. I never cared.”

I don't think that "paints him in a bad light", it simply makes him seem like a businessman, which is what he was.  Today's comic industry could use a few people like him.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »
The way today's industry has been run I'd have guessed they were all like him bc.  IMHO

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2012, 04:14:45 PM »
I don't see why it'd be so bad.  Happy customers and happy employees?  That's where everybody wants to be.  A statement like that usually comes from someone who runs things by sales number and probably by knowing the personalities of his people.

To me, I see the decline in quality (and readership) as being related to when the businesspeople start referring to themselves as fans.  I suspect it's hard to think rationally about a title when your favorite character might need canceling.

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Marv Levy - 1925-2012
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2012, 09:32:23 AM »
Comic book writer and artist Marv Levy has passed away:
http://mikelynchcar toons.blogspot. com/2012/ 01/marv-levy- 1925-2012. html

Jerry Bails' Who's Who says he inked
Captain America around 1943
and he worked for Lloyd Jacquet later in the '40s.
http://bailsproject s.com/bio. aspx?Name= LEVY%2c+MARV

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2012, 10:02:54 AM »
Another great passes away -

RIP John Severin

News about this can be found here -
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/02/14/rip-john-severin/

Deeply sad news.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2012, 09:36:04 AM »
Very sad, indeed.  :-[
Peace to him…

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2012, 02:10:39 PM »
We just lost Sheldon Moldoff on Wednesday, according to Mark Evanier.

http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/03/03/sheldon-moldoff-r-i-p/

Another one of the greats.
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