Fantagraphics Spring-Summer 2014 Catalog

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YOUNG ROMANCE 2: The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby

THE SEQUEL TO THE EISNER AWARD-NOMINATED YOUNG ROMANCE

$29.99 Hardcover • Territory: E COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Romance • CQ: 20 200 pages, full-color, 7 ¾” x 10” ISBN 978-1-60699-732-1 • Featuring two titans in comics history and key architects of the “Marvel Universe” • Our first Young Romance was a 2013 Eisner Award nominee • Age range: All ages

From tears to soda fountains, from mobsters to pretty ingénues in freshly pressed dresses, the stories of love and betrayal herein will prompt you to grab a tissue box or swoon in delight. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s sensational romance comics continue in this sequel to 2012’s acclaimed Young Romance. This volume covers 1947 through 1949 and includes stories about women from all walks of life — from French widows to released prisoners. Simon and Kirby invented the romance comics genre and explored all the flirtations, dalliances, and passions of the young men and women who populated their stories. Get swept away by the sheer delirium that these pages induced so long ago. These comics have been meticulously restored in order to produce one of the most striking and faithful reproductions of 1940s comics ever published. Edited by acclaimed animator and cartoonist Michel Gagné.

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JOE SIMON (1913-2011) and JACK KIRBY (1917-1994) co-created Captain America together and helped define the American comic book industry. “This isn’t just a book of some minor historical interest; it’s a genuinely entertaining and artful set of comics, and in some ways more readable than Simon and Kirby’s adventure stories… Simon and Kirby... depict[ed] a world of darkness and heavy emotion, inhabited by clean-looking people in pretty clothes.” — The A.V. Club “Simon and Kirby tried to bring as much excitement to primarily psychological and interpersonal goings-on as to punching and flying.” — Paste Magazine

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Young Romance $29.99 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60699-502-0 193

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