Jack Kirby

American comic book artist (1917–1994)

Jack Kirby[3] (born Jacob Kurtzberg; August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was a famous comic book artist. Kirby worked with Joe Simon to create Captain America. In the 1960s he worked at Marvel Comics with Stan Lee. Kirby and Lee created the superhero characters The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The Hulk. In 1970 Jack Kirby left Marvel for DC Comics. At DC he wrote and drew a large story he called the Fourth World.[4]

Jack Kirby
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
SpouseRoz Goldstein
AwardsAlley Award, Best Pencil Artist (1967), plus many awards for individual stories, Shazam Award, Special Achievement by an Individual (1971)

References change

  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).
  3. Video at YouTube
  4. Evanier, Mark; Sherman, Steve; et al. (March 20, 2008). "Jack Kirby Biography". Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.