Jack Kirby

American comic book artist, writer and editor

Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was a famous comic book artist. He worked with Stan Lee to create superhero characters The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The Hulk. Kirby worked with Joe Simon to create Captain America.

Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby (1982) (cropped).jpg
Jack Kirby in 1982
Jacob Kurtzberg

(1917-08-28)August 28, 1917[1]
New York City, New York, United States
DiedFebruary 6, 1994(1994-02-06) (aged 76)
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Other names
  • Jack Curtiss
  • Curt Davis
  • Lance Kirby[2]
  • Ted Grey
  • Charles Nicholas
  • Fred Sande
  • Teddy
Notable work
Spouse(s)Roz Goldstein
AwardsAlley Award, Best Pencil Artist (1967), plus many awards for individual stories, Shazam Award, Special Achievement by an Individual (1971)


  1. "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMK5-CPJ : accessed 15 Feb 2013), Jack Kirby, 6 February 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. Famous Funnies #62 (Eastern Color Printing, September 1939).