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06/02/1994 Cartoonist Jack Kirby dies at 76


Jack Kirby, American comic book creator tribute: "A True Hero of Hollywood"


Harlan Ellison Presents: Jack (King) Kirby


WWII and the Creator of Captain America


Kirby King of Comics

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. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, a predecessor of Marvel Comics.
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    • Essentials 

    • Facts 

    • Personal 

    • Entry into comics (1936–1940) 

    • Partnership with Joe Simon 

    • World War II (1943–1945) 

    • After Simon (1956–1957) 

    • Marvel Comics in the Silver Age (1958–1970) 

    • DC Comics and the Fourth World saga (1971–1975) 

    • Return to Marvel (1976–1978) 

    • Film and animation (1979–1980) 

    • Final years (1981–1994) 

    • Artistic style and achievements 

    • Narrative approach to comics 

    • Style 

    • Working method 

    • Exhibitions and original art 

    • Subsequent releases 

    • Copyright dispute 

    • Legacy 

    • DC Comics 

    • Marvel Comics