If you know the story of Captain America and the Fantastic Four, then you know of Jack Kirby’s work. He was the creator of the aforementioned Marvel Comics characters.
If he were alive today, Jack Kirby would be 97 years old. He was born August 28, 1917 in New York City, New York. He died at age 76 from heart failure in 1994.
He worked with both of the industry’s main publishers – Marvel and DC, and was responsible for the creation of many of the format’s best-known characters, including Iron Man, X-Men and The Hulk.
As well as an extraordinary imagination as a creator, Kirby also possessed a pioneering talent in illustration.
His dynamic pencil and ink work expressed movement and action with an explosive energy that became the standard illustration style for the entire format.