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  • Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, dies at 98

    December 15, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    Joe Simon, the co-creator of Captain America and a leading figure during the golden age of comic books, has died at 98.

    Simon’s family announced his death Thursday on Facebook, and told The Associated Press that Simon had died Wednesday night in New York following a brief illness....

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Review

    Joan Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    July 21, 2011 | 10:43 am

    ‘Captain America, The First Avenger’, directed by Joe Johnston (Wolfman) is the latest superhero to come out of the ‘Marvel’ stable.

    The year is 1941…Hitler and his merry band of Nazis are storming through Europe.

    One particular Nazi, Johann Schmidt aka Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) is...

  • Patriot games: Is Captain America too American?

    July 18, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    In March 1941—nine months before the attack on Pearl Harbor impelled America to enter the Second World War—one colorful American hero already had joined the battle: Captain America.

    The famous front cover of “Captain America #1” showed its titular hero punching Hitler straight in...