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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, 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 7,136,757 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jack Kirby is the 14th most popular comic artist, the 1,037th most popular biography from United States (down from 946th 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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  • 61.91

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  • 48

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  • 3.32

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  • 5.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comic artists, Jack Kirby ranks 14 out of 174Before him are Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, and Zdeněk Miler. After him are Bob Kane, Morris, Tsugumi Ohba, Rumiko Takahashi, Go Nagai, and Steve Ditko.

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Among people born in 1917, Jack Kirby ranks 48Before him are Fernando Rey, Herbert A. Hauptman, Mel Ferrer, Ko Arima, Andrew Huxley, and John Kendrew. After him are Leonid Hurwicz, Violeta Parra, Maurice Duverger, Rodney Robert Porter, Dinu Lipatti, and Leonora Carrington. Among people deceased in 1994, Jack Kirby ranks 49Before him are Jeffrey Dahmer, Pujie, Jessica Tandy, Niels Kaj Jerne, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Sergei Bondarchuk. After him are Roland Ratzenberger, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Julian Schwinger, Matt Busby, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and Roberto Eduardo Viola.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kirby ranks 1,037 out of 18,182Before him are James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Wise (1914), Larry King (1933), Edna Purviance (1895), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), and Renée Zellweger (1969). After him are Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Ronald Dworkin (1931), John McCarthy (1927), Harry Markowitz (1927), Clifford D. Simak (1904), and John Vincent Atanasoff (1903).

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), Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).