Kirby, Jack, 1917-1994

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Jack Kirby (b. August 28, 1917, New York, NY–d. February 6, 1994, Thousand Oaks, CA) was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor. Born in New York City as Jacob Kurtzberg he entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s. With Joe Simon, Kirby created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics (predecessor of Marvel Comics) in 1940 before being drafted for military service during WWII. During the 1940s, Kirby created many characters for Timely Comics and for National Comics Publications (later DC Comics). In the 1960s, Kirby and writer-editor Stan Lee co-created major characters, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk. Kirby married Rosalind Goldstein in 1942 and had four children.
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creatorOf Kirby, Jack. Jack Kirby : file of press clippings and miscellany. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn University of Arizona Library. Special Collections. Special Collections Comic Book Collection, 1934-1969 (bulk 1940-1950). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn San Francisco Academy of Comic Art collection : Newspaper Comic Strips, 1893-1996 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
creatorOf KIRBY, JACK, d.1994. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Jack Kirby 1917-1994 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
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employeeOf DC Comics, Inc. corporateBody
employeeOf Harvey Comics. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Stan person
employeeOf Marvel Comics Group corporateBody
associatedWith Milton Caniff person
associatedWith Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith San Francisco Academy of Comic Art. Bill Blackbeard, Director corporateBody
memberOf United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith University of Arizona Library. Special Collections corporateBody
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New York NY US
Thousand Oaks CA US
Comic books, strips, etc.


Birth 1917-08-28

Death 1994-02-06





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