Jack Kirby

1917 - 1994

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Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg; August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was an American comic book artist, widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. He grew up in New York City and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before settling on Jack Kirby. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Kirby has received more than 7,894,166 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Jack Kirby is the 14th most popular comic artist, the 1,055th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,037th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Comic Artist.

Jack Kirby is most famous for his work on Marvel Comics. He was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor best known for his co-creations of Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk.

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  • 54

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  • 5.03

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Among comic artists, Jack Kirby ranks 14 out of 226Before him are Joseph Barbera, Carl Barks, Jean Giraud, Hugo Pratt, Morris, and Matt Groening. After him are Zdeněk Miler, Leiji Matsumoto, Tsugumi Ohba, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Rumiko Takahashi, and Bob Kane.

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Among people born in 1917, Jack Kirby ranks 47Before him are George Gaynes, Leonid Hurwicz, Mel Ferrer, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Danielle Darrieux, and Edward Norton Lorenz. After him are Manolete, Andrew Huxley, John Cornforth, Violeta Parra, Maurice Duverger, and William Standish Knowles. Among people deceased in 1994, Jack Kirby ranks 50Before him are Pujie, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Raul Julia, Jessica Tandy, and Roland Ratzenberger. After him are Matt Busby, Roberto Eduardo Viola, Julian Schwinger, György Cziffra, Vladimir Ivashko, and Chung Il-kwon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kirby ranks 1,055 out of 20,380Before him are Margaret Brown (1867), Chester Bennington (1976), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Gary Sinise (1955), and Ed O'Neill (1946). After him are Groucho Marx (1890), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Alicia Keys (1981), Nellie Bly (1864), and James Jones (1921).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Jack Kirby ranks 5Before him are Stan Lee (1922), Joseph Barbera (1911), Carl Barks (1901), and Matt Groening (1954). After him are Bob Kane (1915), Steve Ditko (1927), Don Rosa (1951), Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), Charles Addams (1912), and Bill Finger (1914).