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You…are…not…alone. I love your presentation of Simon & Kirby artwork and your analysis. I stop by several times a week and am amazed at how prolific you are. I keep wishing this would all eventually end up in some kind of book form someday. In the meantime, you keep writing, I’ll keep reading!
Just a quick delurk to tell you how much I cantinue to enjoy this column! Take care and keep up the good work!
I’m not one of those lurkers, as you know, but still wanted to assure you that your efforts are appreciated. This blog is informative and constantly fascinating. Don’t stop now!
Hello. Your postings are always insightful. And thanks again for the Captain America book.
I’m still around, though time constraints have limited my responses. I never miss a post.
I greatly enjoy your blog. It’s one my favourite places on the net. I always like learning about Golden Age comics and looking at pages by Kirby, and I’ve also enjoyed your articles on Simon’s solo work and the other work produced by the S&K studio. One thing your blog has convinced me is that some of Simon’s solo work, and some of the other work produced by the S&K studio, has similar qualities to the S&K stories that I’ve always loved. That’s like learning there are S&K stories I never knew existed, so you’ve lengthened my list of stories I want to read, and that’s what I want from a comics blog.
You do excellent work! Don’t judge people’s interest by comments because 99% of them are like me- they read and enjoy lots of sites so they don’t have the time. I’m only commenting now because your blog makes my top three and I don’t want it to vanish! Your cover/art restorations are what makes the site. I’d love to have one entry just showing us how you do it!
I really enjoy the blog, and check everytime my RSS updates. I’m a big Kirby fan, but have enjoyed learning more about Joe Simon, and their collaboration. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for the entertaining and informative blog. Discovered off of the Kirby Museum page one day and have followed ever since.
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your site. You have terrific insight into Simon & Kirby’s work. I love seeing the artwork. Keep up the good work.
First time to your blog.
Can’t say how much of a fan I am of either artists work, but I just completed the showcase of Kirbys Challengers. I can tell you that I was agape and kept flipping back to the TOC page which also showed the dates the stories originally ran. Hopefully from here I will learn more about his influences for these stories.
I enjoy your blog immensely, but can’t visit regularly, and totally missed delurking week. Please keep up the fantastic work — I’d love to see this stuff immortalized in a book or two.
Recently discovered your blog and (being a long-time Simon and Kirby fan) I was overwhelmed with all of the in-depth analysis, research, and rarities you post. Amazing work! Thanks so much for providing us this information. It truly brings the careers of Joe and Jack (and the artists and writers who worked with them)into clearer focus!
Boy this is a post I never expected to receive another comment on. Much has changed in the last two years. I still do not get many comments but I do have a much larger readership. But I am always glad to get a new reader. So welcome Marty!