Happy Birthday Jack Kirby -Pt. 2

28 Aug

Today is the day Jack Kirby was born in 1917.  If he was still with us, he would be 94.  Jack is one my favorite artists, and he had a tremendous work ethic, drawing up to four comic books a month, (an unmatched achievement…) while also being a great originator.  He created or co-created Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Galactus, Silver Surfer, The Avengers, The Mighty Thor, Kamandi, The Demon, The New Gods, Mister Miracle, The Inhumans, and the Boy Commandos!  (plus too many more to name)  Here’s a sampling of his genius in pictorial form.

Captain America number one, page 1

Doctor Doom Versus Silver Surfer by Jack Kirby

The Cover to Fantastic Four #3 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

"jack kirby at his drawing desk"

young romance comic book cover

The cover Boys Ranch number 6 by Jack Kirby

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2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Jack Kirby -Pt. 2”

  1. Kyle R. Schlichter August 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Needs more Eternals up in here. Also, nice blog you have here, Mr. Matt.

    • matthewjeske August 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

      Thanks Kyle! I always forget about Eternals… there’s always more Kirby to read and Study!

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