Jacob Kurtzberg, better known by his pseudonym Jack Kirby, is an American comic artist, writer, and publisher widely regarded as one of the media's leading innovators. and one of the most influential creators. He grew up in New York City and learned to draw cartoon characters by tracing characters in comic books and editing cartoons. He entered the fledgling comic industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics under various pseudonyms, including Jack Curtiss, before deciding to choose Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer and editor Joe Simon created the successful superhero Captain America character for Marvel Comics predecessor Timely Comics. Throughout the 1940s, Kirby regularly collaborated with Simon, creating multiple characters for the company and for National Comics Publications, which later became DC Comics. After serving at European theaters during World War II, Kirby has produced works for DC Comics, Harvey Comics, Monthly Hillman and other publishers.
|Born||Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917, New York City, U.S.|
|Died||February 06, 1994, Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.|
|Pseudonym(s)||Jack Curtiss, Curt Davis, Lance Kirby, Ted Grey, Charles Nicholas, Fred Sande, Teddy, The King|
|Notable works||Fantastic Four, Fourth World, Thor, Captain America|
|Awards||Alley Award, Shazam Award, Inkpot Award, Will Eisner Hall of Fame, Bill Finger Award|
|IMDb||Jack Kirby's IMDb|
Comic book artist, writer, and editor who co-created the superhero Captain America in 1940 with Joe Simon. The character was an instant hit with readers, selling more than one million copies with his second issue.
He briefly attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before serving in World War II. He then worked for virtually every publisher in town, including DC, Harvey Comics, Crestwood Publications, and Hillman Periodicals.
He left Marvel for DC in 1970, where he devised the Fourth World saga, of which the New Gods became a pivotal part of DC continuity.
He married Roz Goldstein in 1942. They had four children together: Susan, Neal, Barbara, and Lisa.
He and Stan Lee co-created iconic Marvel Comics characters such as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk.
- Category Jack Kirby
- Comic Atlas
- Humanitarian Award Winner Bob Clampett
- Bill Finger Award Winner
- Comic book editor (nobody)
- The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame is presented
- Antifascist America
- Speculative American fiction artists
- Comic book makers of the Silver Age
- Comic publisher
- Sci-fi artist
- Golden Age comic makers
- American scene artists
- Inkpot prize winner
- New York City Military
Latest information about Jack Kirby updated on June 14 2021.