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Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby

Art

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

Item Realized
Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia Tales of Suspense #84 Captain America Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (Total: 2 Items...
Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia Tales of Suspense #84 Captain America Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 92114
Auction 7087
Saturday, February 22, 2014
$167,300
Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #154 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)
Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #154 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)....
Lot 92132
Auction 7177
Saturday, February 24, 2018
$161,325
Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #55 Spectacular Silver Surfer Half-Splash Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1
Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #55 Spectacular Silver Surfer Half-Splash Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1...
Lot 92211
Auction 7059
Friday, May 11, 2012
$155,350
Incredible Hulk Silkscreen Poster (Marvel/Personality Poster, 1966)
Incredible Hulk Silkscreen Poster (Marvel/Personality Poster, 1966)....
Lot 13795
Auction 121824
Sunday, June 17, 2018
$312.00
Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers The Rawhide Kid #25 Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel Comics, 1961)
Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers The Rawhide Kid #25 Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel Comics, 1961)....
Lot 12109
Auction 121823
Sunday, June 10, 2018
$2,760.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Jack Kirby Captain America #210 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977).... (1)
Jack Kirby Captain America #210 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977).... (1)

Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Susan R. Pinsky, Jack Kirby, and Mike Thibodeaux Battle for A Three Dimensional World (nn) Partial Page 13 Illustr... (1...
Susan R. Pinsky, Jack Kirby, and Mike Thibodeaux Battle for A Three Dimensional World (nn) Partial Page 13 Illustr... (1)

Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Tales of Suspense #75 Splash Page 1 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (1)
Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Tales of Suspense #75 Splash Page 1 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (1)

Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia Tales of Suspense #78 Story Page 9 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (1)
Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia Tales of Suspense #78 Story Page 9 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (1)

Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Preview
Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Tales of Suspense #60 Splash Page 1 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1964).... (1)
Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Tales of Suspense #60 Splash Page 1 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1964).... (1)

Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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