PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Simon, who along with Jack Kirby co-created Captain America and was one of the comic book industry's most revered writers, artists and editors, has died. He was 98.
Simon's family relayed word of his death Thursday, posting a short statement on Facebook and telling The Associated Press through a spokesman that the 98-year-old Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief illness.
Penguin is my favorite of the Bat villains, an offshoot (bumbershoot) of my love for Burgess Meredith in the Adam West Batman series. The recent Penguin: Pain and Prejudice and Joker's Asylum: Penguin that came out a few years back are pretty good.