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Captain America co-creator Simon dies

Dec 15, 2011 | 12:15pm EST

He passed away in New York City on Wednesday (15Dec11) after a brief illness.

The writer teamed up with illustrator Jack Kirkby to create a number of heroes and villains for Timely, the forerunner to Marvel Comics, and National Periodicals, the company which later became DC. Their characters included Newsboy Legion, Manhunter and Sandy the Golden Boy.

Captain America debuted in December, 1940.

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