Jack Kirby, was one of the great American comic book artists and writers, and is widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. Hew was born August 28, 1917, in New York City, NY.
Jack was born Jacob Kurtzberg on New York’s Lower East Side, he grew up poor and was surrounded by local street gangs. So by necessity, young Kirby learned how to fight. As an adult, he served in World War II and was present at the liberation of concentration camps. When Kirby invented personifications of evil such as Nazi villain the Red Skull
and the evil fascist god Darkseid
, he knew what he was talking about. As everyone here probably already knows, one of his most famous covers was for Captain America
#1 in 1941, which shows Cap punching Hitler in the face. This was before America had entered the war.
Jack Kirby passed away February 6, 1994, Thousand Oaks, CA, but his legacy lives on with the characters he created and his dynamic and timeless artwork. August 28, 2017 marks his 100th birthday! So, post your favorite Kirby creation or cover, splash page, commission or panel here or tell us what experience you've had when it comes to the art of the "King"
Learn much, much more about Jack Kirby's life and legacy by checking out the CGS crew's tribute to Jack in Episode 1663 - Spotlight on Jack 'King' Kirby (Part One) here - with @Adam_Murdough
, and yeoman's work by Professor Eberle of @wildpigcomics