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{Read E-pub} ⚠ The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror ⚣ At every point, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby raised the barWhen they came to comics,Superman had been around for about a year, and the medium was still in its infancy They took the action and made it explode, breaking out of the panels and sprinting across the page They showed what comics could do, experimenting with layout and design, creating the first full page panels and double page spreadsTheir first million seller was a superhero Captain America , and their next was military adventure that outsold Superman DC sBoy Commandos These two guys from Rochester and Brooklyn broke all the rules when they created the first romance comics, and they blazed trails in every genre horror, science fiction, crime etc Their work in the legendary title Black Magic was acclaimed by readers It was held up on national television by the Senate Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, where experts claimed Black Magic contributed to the corruption of American youth Also included here are the Simon and Kirby stories from the experimental terror title Strange World of Your Dreams The Simon and Kirby Library Collection are truly gems Every volume is a stroll back in time It is an awesome experience reading these great tales Are they scary Not really but they are a bit creepy I love Kirby s art He was a man before his time Truly the King of Comics. This was an absolute treasure trove of vintage horror comics and I m so glad I came across it at the library It was such a treat to go back to the beginnings of horror comics and see where the genre I love so much came from and how much it has evolved Some of the comics are a bit campy and cheesy but that s part of what makes them so good, they can make you laugh AND scare you The illustrations were incredibly awesome, it was nice to see some old school comic style after reading so many moder This was an absolute treasure trove of vintage horror comics and I m so glad I came across it at the library It was such a treat to go back to the beginnings of horror comics and see where the genre I love so much came from and how much it has evolved Some of the comics are a bit campy and cheesy but that s part of what makes them so good, they can make you laugh AND scare you The illustrations were incredibly awesome, it was nice to see some old school comic style after reading so many modern graphic novels lately 4.5 StarsThis a great, high quality collection of Simon and Kirby horror stories mostly from the 50 s This volume includes every Simon and Kirby story from the series Black Magic I was pleasantly surprised by these stories as they are very close in quality to the EC horror comics of the time, which will always be the gold standard by which horror anthology comics are graded The stories were sophisticated, and not something I would call childish I was under the impression that most comic 4.5 StarsThis a great, high quality collection of Simon and Kirby horror stories mostly from the 50 s This volume includes every Simon and Kirby story from the series Black Magic I was pleasantly surprised by these stories as they are very close in quality to the EC horror comics of the time, which will always be the gold standard by which horror anthology comics are graded The stories were sophisticated, and not something I would call childish I was under the impression that most comic readers of that time period were children, but most of these stories would have been too complex for younger readers.The latter stores in the book are from a comic that supposedly translated the dreams of readers, and I didn t care for those nearly as much as the horror stories This is the reason for the 4.5 rather than a solid 5 stars, but it wasn t really enough to bring the collection down a full star.If you are a Simon and or Kirby fan, or a fan of horror comics ala Tales from the Crypt, this is a can t miss pick Reprints Black Magic 1 8, 10 13, 15, 17 33 and The Strange World of Your Dreams 1 3 November 1950 November 1954 Horror creeps as the dark approaches Ghosts, witchcraft, and maniacs stalk the shadows and the horror is growing Plus, dreams are often insight into peoples dreams and desires and doors to their horrors.The Simon and Kirby Library continues to present classic Jack Kirby and Joe Simon stories The collection by Titan presents Kirby and Simon s earliest work in a clean and great Reprints Black Magic 1 8, 10 13, 15, 17 33 and The Strange World of Your Dreams 1 3 November 1950 November 1954 Horror creeps as the dark approaches Ghosts, witchcraft, and maniacs stalk the shadows and the horror is growing Plus, dreams are often insight into peoples dreams and desires and doors to their horrors.The Simon and Kirby Library continues to present classic Jack Kirby and Joe Simon stories The collection by Titan presents Kirby and Simon s earliest work in a clean and great presentation The comics collected in collection are highly sought after by fans due to the horror base and the controversy surrounding horror comics in the 50s Some of Kirby and Simon s Black Magic comics were reprinted in 1973 by DC comics in a nine issue series.I love horror comics and this is a great collection With so much focus on EC Comics and the easily found reprints of DC and Marvel comics, it is nice to see some other horror tales especially stories that were historically significant in the battle over comics.EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror seemed to be a lot gorier than the Kirby Simon entries Despite this, Black Magic did become a hot button issue in the battle in Congress over comic book content Black Magic 29 March 1954 which presented The Greatest Horror of Them All was used as an example of horror comics in the argument for the official Comic Code It is rather amusing to read comics like this now and think they were controversial since they are rather tame Though the stories are predictable, they are fun.The idea of dream interpretation in the series is also kind of fun Black Magic 2 January 1951 presents The Scorn of the Faceless People introduces Robert and Mary Clark who are dream interpreters The horror of the dreams is looked at and explained in dime store psychology This is looked at again in The Strange World of Your Dreams which encouraged readers to send in their dreams and nightmares Whether the dreams were legitimate or not, I can t be sure, but the concept was an ingenious way to bring in the readers pre social media.The Simon Kirby Library is a great treat for fans The latest horror entry is great for fans of Simon and Kirby, but also fans of classic horror as well The comics are probably cleaner and crisper than they originally appeared in print and leave you wanting