Joe Simon 1913 - 2011

Joe Simon via kirbymuseum.org

Joe Simon via kirbymuseum.org

Joe Simon via kirbymuseum.org

I had another post prepped for today, but I am sad to say that I just heard the news that romance comic book genre pioneer, Joe Simon has passed away. As the founding father of romance comics (along with Jack Kirby) I just want to take this time to both remember him and thank him. I can't really imagine what the comic book industry or my life would be like without his monumental contributions. Rest in peace, Mr. Simon.