Jack Kirby

1917 - 1994

Jack Kirby

Jacob Kurtzberg, best known by his pen name, Jack Kirby (; August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), 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 4,501,523 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular comic artist.

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Among comic artists, Jack Kirby ranks 5 out of 155Before him are Stan Lee, Osamu Tezuka, Hergé, and René Goscinny. After him are Albert Uderzo, Carl Barks, Joseph Barbera, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Jean Giraud, and Hugo Pratt.

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Among people born in 1917, Jack Kirby ranks 17Before him are Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, Óscar Romero, Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, and Christian de Duve. After him are Joan Fontaine, Sven Hassel, Kiro Gligorov, Frederica of Hanover, Robert Mitchum, and George Gaynes. Among people deceased in 1994, Jack Kirby ranks 23Before him are Giulietta Masina, Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, Jan Tinbergen, Mas Oyama, and George Peppard. After him are Dorothy Hodgkin, Guy Debord, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno, John Wayne Gacy, and Pierre Boulle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kirby ranks 515 out of 12,171Before him are Nat King Cole (1919), Danny Trejo (1944), Charles Goodyear (1800), Kurt Russell (1951), Faye Dunaway (1941), and Harold Urey (1893). After him are Gordon Allport (1897), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), Robert Zemeckis (1952), and Bill Haley (1925).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Jack Kirby ranks 2Before him are Stan Lee (1922). After him are Carl Barks (1901), Joseph Barbera (1911), Matt Groening (1954), Bob Kane (1915), Steve Ditko (1927), Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).

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