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Every appearance of the DC Universe’s youngest Head of State leading up to Mark Russell’s critically acclaimed 2015 series-from the character’s debut in 1973 to his appearances in SANDMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN and more! When a Constitutional amendment lowers the age of eligibility to run for public office, young people across the USA unite to elect the country’s first teenaged president-the aptly named Prez Rickard! Created by Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti in 1973, Prez captured the spirit of his era, spreading a message of “Peace in our Time” and fighting government corruption in the form of the villainous Boss Smiley. Though his term in office was short-lived, the idea of the nineteen-year-old political whiz kid nevertheless went on to inspire such comics greats as Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Ed Brubaker and Grant Morrison. Collects PREZ #1-4, CANCELLED COMICS CAVALCADE #2, SUPERGIRL #10, SANDMAN #54, VERTIGO VISIONS: PREZ, THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #2, THE MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1.
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About the Author
Joe Simon began his print career in the 1930s as an assistant art director for The Rochester Journal-American, The Syracuse Herald and The Syracuse Journal-American. He moved to New York City in 1939 and quickly found work at the comics packaging company Funnies, Inc., where he created the Fiery Mask. In 1940 he met fellow artist Jack Kirby, and the two went on to form one of the most important partnerships in comics' Golden Age. Together they created Captain America, the Fighting American and the Guardian, as well as the characters Stuntman, Manhunter, the Boy Commandos and the Newsboy Legion. They also revamped DC's SANDMAN feature, giving the character a much more dynamic and eye-catching look and introducing Sandy the Golden Boy to the strip. In 1990, Simon wrote his autobiographical history of the industry, The Comic Book Makers, and in 1999 he was inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame.