Jack Kirby

1917 - 1994

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Jacob Kurtzberg (; August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), best known by the pen name Jack Kirby, was an American comic book artist, writer and editor, 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 ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Kirby has received more than 4,901,861 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Jack Kirby is the 14th most popular comic artist (down from 5th in 2019), the 947th most popular biography from United States (down from 515th in 2019) and the 6th 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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Among comic artists, Jack Kirby ranks 14 out of 174Before him are Akira Toriyama, Jean Giraud, Matt Groening, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, and Bob Kane. After him are Morris, Zdeněk Miler, Steve Ditko, Tsugumi Ohba, Rumiko Takahashi, and Georges Wolinski.

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Among people born in 1917, Jack Kirby ranks 38Before him are Dizzy Gillespie, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, George Gaynes, Manolete, Kiro Gligorov, and Bourvil. After him are James Rainwater, Joan Clarke, Robert Burns Woodward, Danielle Darrieux, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Thelonious Monk. Among people deceased in 1994, Jack Kirby ranks 40Before him are Fernando Rey, Gian Maria Volonté, André Michel Lwoff, Raul Julia, Vladimir Ivashko, and Roger Wolcott Sperry. After him are Jessica Tandy, Marija Gimbutas, Peter Cushing, Roland Ratzenberger, Pujie, and Witold Lutosławski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kirby ranks 947 out of 15,968Before him are Howard H. Aiken (1900), Kobe Bryant (1978), James B. Sumner (1887), Bob Kane (1915), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), and John Archibald Wheeler (1911). After him are James Cronin (1931), James Rainwater (1917), Harry Markowitz (1927), David Hasselhoff (1952), Ronald Dworkin (1931), and Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Jack Kirby ranks 6Before him are Stan Lee (1922), Joseph Barbera (1911), Carl Barks (1901), Matt Groening (1954), and Bob Kane (1915). After him are Steve Ditko (1927), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Winsor McCay (1867), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).