Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994),  born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer and editor. Growing up poor in New York City, Kurtzberg entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s. He drew various comic strips under different pen names, ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1941, Kirby and writer Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby would create a number of comics for various publishers, often teaming with Simon.

After serving in World War II, Kirby returned to comics and worked in a variety of genres. He contributed to a number of publishers, including Archie Comics and DC Comics, but ultimately found himself at Timely's 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, later to be known as Marvel Comics. In the 1960s, Kirby co-created many of Marvel Comics' major characters, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk, along with writer-editor Stan Lee. Despite the high sales and critical acclaim of the Lee-Kirby titles, Kirby felt treated unfairly, and left the company in 1970 for rival DC Comics.

While working for DC, Kirby created his Fourth World saga, which spanned several comics titles. While these and other titles proved commercially unsuccessful and were canceled, several of their characters and the Fourth World mythos have continued as a significant part of the DC Comics universe. Kirby returned to Marvel briefly in the mid-to-late 1970s, then ventured into television animation and independent comics. In his later years, Kirby received great recognition for his career accomplishments, and is regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic book medium.

In 1987, Kirby, along with Carl Barks and Will Eisner, was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994),  born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer and editor. Growing up poor in New York City, Kurtzberg entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s. He drew various comic strips under different pen names, ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1941, Kirby and writer Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby would create a number of comics for various publishers, often teaming with Simon.

After serving in World War II, Kirby returned to comics and worked in a variety of genres. He contributed to a number of publishers, including Archie Comics and DC Comics, but ultimately found himself at Timely's 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, later to be known as Marvel Comics. In the 1960s, Kirby co-created many of Marvel Comics' major characters, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk, along with writer-editor Stan Lee. Despite the high sales and critical acclaim of the Lee-Kirby titles, Kirby felt treated unfairly, and left the company in 1970 for rival DC Comics.

While working for DC, Kirby created his Fourth World saga, which spanned several comics titles. While these and other titles proved commercially unsuccessful and were canceled, several of their characters and the Fourth World mythos have continued as a significant part of the DC Comics universe. Kirby returned to Marvel briefly in the mid-to-late 1970s, then ventured into television animation and independent comics. In his later years, Kirby received great recognition for his career accomplishments, and is regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic book medium.

In 1987, Kirby, along with Carl Barks and Will Eisner, was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Kirby, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1917-08-28

Day of Death 1994-02-06

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2019 Untitled Avengers 4Comic Book
2018 Avengers: Infinity WarComic Book
2018 Black PantherComic Book
2017 Thor: RagnarokComic Book
2017 Marvel's Inhumans(1 episode)Comic Book
2017 Justice League DarkCharacters
2016 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot(6 episodes)Writer
2016 Hulk: Where Monsters DwellCharacters
2016 X-Men: ApocalypseCharacters
2016 Captain America: Civil WarCharacters
2015 Fantastic FourCharacters
2015 Ant-ManComic Book
2015 Avengers: Age of UltronCharacters
2013 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.(1 episode)Writer
2013 Iron Man 3Characters
2012 The AvengersCharacters
2011 Thor: Tales of AsgardCharacters
2010 Iron Man 2Characters
2008 The Incredible HulkCharacters
2008 Iron ManCharacters
2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver SurferCharacters
2006 Ultimate Avengers 2Characters
2005 Fantastic FourComic Book
2003 HulkCharacters
1994 The Fantastic FourCharacters
1990 Captain AmericaCharacters
1979 Captain America II: Death Too SoonCharacters
1979 Captain AmericaCharacters
1978 Bride of the Incredible HulkCharacters
1978 The Incredible Hulk(90 episodes)Writer
1977 The Return of the Incredible HulkCharacters
1900 Captain America(6 episodes)Writer

Creator

2013 Marvel's Avengers AssembleCreator
2010 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesCreator
2010 Black PantherCreator
1998 Silver SurferCreator
1996 The Incredible HulkCreator
1994 Fantastic FourCreator
1992 X-MenCreator
1982 The Incredible HulkCreator
1980 Thundarr the BarbarianCreator
1979 Fred and Barney Meet The ThingCreator
1978 Fantastic FourCreator
1978 The Incredible HulkCreator
1967 Fantastic FourCreator
1966 The Marvel Super HeroesCreator

Acting

2005 Jack Kirby: Story Teller as Himself
1989 Prisoners of Gravity(2 episodes)
1988 Comic Book Confidential as Himself
1987 The Masters of Comic Book Art
1975 Starsky & Hutch(1 episode)
1975 S.W.A.T.(1 episode)

Crew

1900 Captain America(39 episodes)Creator

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