Jack Kirby

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby Full Name: Jack Kirby


Profession: Comic Book Artist and Writer
Why Famous: Captain America, Fantastic Four

Born: August 28, 1917
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Died: February 6, 1994 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Biography: Jack Kirby (1917-1994) was an influential comic book artist and writer.

He worked with both of the industry’s main publishers - Marvel and DC, and was responsible for the creation of many of the format’s best-known characters, including Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, X-Menand The Hulk.

Recent film adaptations of these characters confirm their status as icons of popular culture.

As well as an extraordinary imagination as a creator, Kirby also possessed a pioneering talent in illustration.

His dynamic pencil and ink work expressed movement and action with an explosive energy that became the standard illustration style for the entire format. (OnThisDay.com)

Married Life

  • 1942-05-23 Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein

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