Custody Battle

Marvel Comics isn't going to give Joe Simon his son, Captain America, without a fight

A family photo: Joe Simon gave up Captain America for adoption in 1939. Now, he wants his boy back.
A family photo: Joe Simon gave up Captain America for adoption in 1939. Now, he wants his boy back.

"I was taken advantage of from the beginning," Simon says. "I was 24 years old, and I was stupid. Martin was surrounded by a lot of legal people who had nothing to do but see he got every advantage. He put the copyright in his name, and I think they're still doing the same thing today. The business is going to hell in the first place, but the characters are more valuable than ever. So, we'll do the best we can."Custody Battle

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