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Powell's Books Presents Megan Margulies in Conversation With Jacque Nodell
Megan Margulies’s MY CAPTAIN AMERICA (Pegasus) is a finely wrought coming-of-age memoir about the author’s relationship with her beloved grandfather, Joe Simon, cartoonist and cocreator of Captain America. Evoking New York City both in the 1980s and ’90s and during the Golden Age of comics in the 1930s and ’40s, MY CAPTAIN AMERICA flashes back from Margulies’s story to chart the life and career of Rochester native Joe Simon, from his early days retouching publicity photos and doing spot art for magazines, to his partnership with Jack Kirby at Timely Comics (the forerunner of Marvel Comics), which resulted in the creation of beloved characters like Captain America, the Boy Commandos, and Fighting American. MY CAPTAIN AMERICA offers a tender and sharply observed account of Margulies’s life with Daddy Joe — and an intimate portrait of the creative genius who gave us one of the most enduring superheroes of all time. Margulies will be joined in conversation by Jacque Nodell, author of How to Go Steady, curator of the blog Sequential Crush, and granddaughter of Martin Nodell, creator of the original Green Lantern.

Aug 23, 2020 02:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Megan Margulies
Megan Margulies grew up in New York City. Her essays have appeared in various publications, including the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Woman’s Day, and LitHub. She now lives outside Boston with her husband and two daughters.
Jacque Nodell
Jacque Nodell is the author of How to Go Steady: Timeless Dating Advice, Wisdom, and Lessons from Vintage Romance Comics, curator of the blog, Sequential Crush, and granddaughter of Martin Nodell, creator of the original Green Lantern. In addition to her work on romance comics, she has written articles for various academic encyclopedias, textbooks, as well as forewords and afterwords for Dark Horse and Oni Comics.