In the recent debut of Captain America: The End, Marvel Comics completely flubbed by crediting Stan Lee with the creation of Captain America and completely neglecting Joe Simon.
On the credits page of the book at the bottom of the page you can see that Marvel Comics writes, “Captain America Created By Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.”
Hey @Marvel, how did this happen? In today’s comic, Captain America: The End, it credits Cap as being co-creates by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. It was, as any fan knows, co-created by Kirby and Joe Simon. I think you owe an apology to Simon’s family at least. pic.twitter.com/f1F3vUJIfn
— ComicTropes (@CTropes) February 5, 2020
Here’s a better look with some helpful guidance for the Marvel Comics editorial staff on who actually created Captain America.
Captain America was originally created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Timely Comics’ Captain America Comics #1. As you can clearly see below in Captain America’s first appearance it was created by Joe Simeon and Jack Kirby.
While Marvel Comics and their editorial staff completely flubbed on crediting Joe Simon in the actual comics, they did get the solicitation information for Captain America: The End right.
The solicitation reads:
“THE FINAL CAPTAIN AMERICA STORY!
Steve Rogers fights for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by hordes of Red Skulls! Legendary writer/artist Erik Larsen (SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE, NOVA) returns to Marvel for an oversized last tale of Simon & Kirby’s American Hero!
What do you make of this flub by Marvel Comics? Do you think it’s an innocent mistake? Or do you think it’s an example of the overall decline at Marvel Comics?