Joel Simon started out in a small logging town. Joel Simon started out not using his name in the third-person. Most of his pop-culter was consumed through Saturday-morning cartoons. With the help of a friend, he realized the characters in the G.I. Joe comic books actually died once in a while. Amazed that Snake Eyes could actually kill someone whetted his appetite for more. Having rich friends with subscription boxes, he dove head-first into Transformers, G.I. Joe, X-Men, and Punisher. X-Men held the most lasting appeal, leading to several three-mile treks to the local corner-mart to pick up the newest issue. Unfortunately, Joel finally met puberty – and all of the hormones that accompanied that chrysalis-like stage – and childhood fantasy was left behind.
Fast forward a few decades, where Joel had the fortune to meet a culture peddler that went by the handle Mathtastrophy. Once more Joel’s imagination was whetted by the incredible maturity that comic books offered. Noir was the flavor of the week, and new worlds opened with stories like The Exterminators, Wormwood, Fell, 100 Bullets, and Silverfish. Now, having finally come full circle in his comic book adventure, Joel realized that there is a story in sequential art-form for everyone, for every stage of life.