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With The Comic Book Makers, Mr. Simon, along with his son Jim, have created a memoir regarding the early days of the comic industry, which is impressive in its execution. Do not think that this is some dry history lesson. They make the past come to life with humorous anecdotes and gorgeous full and half page art from some of the biggest names in the field at the time. Artists like Lou Fine, Dick Briefer, Joe Shuster, and Mr. Simon's frequent partner Jack Kirby, in glorious black and white so you can see the pages as they were intended. There is also a beautiful color section highlighting the art of such luminaries Jack Davis, Jack Kirby, as well as Mr. Simon's own work-truly beautiful.
Some kids may need more guidance than others in terms of coming up with a story, but there's lots to inspire kids, including stickers with "Pow!" or "Wham!" that can be inserted old-school Batman style. However, apart from those few stickers, there aren't many features that highlight the comic book style, which may not suit those looking for a true comic book maker. Still, Monsters vs Superheroes will satisfy kids looking to explore storytelling and create original tales about monsters and superheroes.