Jack Kirby

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Jack Kirby

Art

Also known as Jacob Kurtzberg; Kurtzberg, Jacob

Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York, NY

Biography:
Jack Kirby has received world-wide recognition for his long comic book career and accomplishments. He is regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic-book medium, thus earning the nick-name "King." Among Kirby's many co-creations are Captain America, the Newsboy Legion, the Challengers of the Unknown, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, the Avengers, the X-Men, Silver Surfer, the New Gods, and countless other memorable heroes and villains. Jack Kirby was never one to do things in expected ways. As an artist, Kirby had no formal training and instead learned his trade through practice, determination and on-the-job training. Having been rejected by various art schools and leaving Pratt Institute after only a week, Kirby found his own success and became one of the most recognized comic book artists of his time. Born in 1917 in New York City, Kirby's birth name was Jacob Kurtzberg. His first break as an artist was in 1936, when he joined the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate. After working on cartoons there for several years, Kirby continued to offer his skills elsewhere until he got a respectable position at Fox Feature Syndicate. It was here that Kirby began his partnership with Joe Simon, which proved to be very fruitful. From here, Kirby took a job with Marvel, where he and Simon created the iconic Captain America. Though he found other projects at Marvel and DC, his next biggest success was Young Romance. He eventually ended his partnership with Simon and worked solo at both major comic outlets, again returning to superheroes with the Fantastic Four. Kirby continued to innovate until his death in 1994. Kirby is remembered for the way he crafted a story with his art, creating characters that still resonate with readers today.


 

Jack Kirby Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Double Life of Private Strong #1 Title Page 1 Original Art (Archie, 1959)
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Double Life of Private Strong #1 Title Page 1 Original Art (Archie, 1959)....
Lot 93016
Auction 7066
Saturday, November 17, 2012
$8,365.00
Jack Kirby and John Romita Sr. Ghost Rider #23 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977)
Jack Kirby and John Romita Sr. Ghost Rider #23 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977)....
Lot 92182
Auction 7039
Thursday, November 17, 2011
$8,365.00
Jack Kirby - Psychedelic Pin-Up Illustration Original Art (circa 1969)
Jack Kirby - Psychedelic Pin-Up Illustration Original Art (circa 1969)....
Lot 43270
Auction 825
Saturday, August 4, 2007
$8,365.00
Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #56, Medusa, Maximus, Klaw, and the Invisible Girl Page 6 Original Art (
Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #56, Medusa, Maximus, Klaw, and the Invisible Girl Page 6 Original Art (...
Lot 92153
Auction 7054
Friday, February 24, 2012
$8,365.00
Jack Kirby and Dan Adkins Captain America#105 Page 9 Original Art (Marvel, 1968)
Jack Kirby and Dan Adkins Captain America#105 Page 9 Original Art (Marvel, 1968)....
Lot 92208
Auction 7084
Saturday, November 23, 2013
$8,365.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Captain America #211 Page 23 Original Art (Marvel, 1977)
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Captain America #211 Page 23 Original Art (Marvel, 1977)....
Lot 93402
Auction 7166
Saturday, August 12, 2017
$950.00
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Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Love Romances #101 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1962)
Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Love Romances #101 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1962)....
Lot 93401
Auction 7166
Saturday, August 12, 2017
$440.00
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Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Western Tales #32 Story Page 6 Original Art (Harvey, 1956)
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Western Tales #32 Story Page 6 Original Art (Harvey, 1956)....
Lot 93259
Auction 7166
Saturday, August 12, 2017
$300.00
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Greg Theakston, Bill Wray and Tony Dispoto DC Graphic Novel #4: The Hunger Dogs Graphic Novel Pages 5 and 62 Color... (T...
Greg Theakston, Bill Wray and Tony Dispoto DC Graphic Novel #4: The Hunger Dogs Graphic Novel Pages 5 and 62 Color... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 93538
Auction 7166
Saturday, August 12, 2017
$22.00
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Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #2 Story Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1963)
Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #2 Story Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1963)....
Lot 92138
Auction 7166
Friday, August 11, 2017
$6,000.00
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