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 Dick Ayers Avengers #1 page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1963)
Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Avengers #1 page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1963)....
Lot 41439
Auction 829
Friday, August 8, 2008
$38,837.50
Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott - Fantastic Four #55, page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)
Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott - Fantastic Four #55, page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)....
Lot 42132
Auction 828
Friday, May 23, 2008
$38,837.50
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer - The Forever People #10, Complete 22-page Story "The Scavengers" Original Art (DC...
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer - The Forever People #10, Complete 22-page Story "The Scavengers" Original Art (DC, 1972). ... (Total: 22 Items)
Lot 43276
Auction 825
Saturday, August 4, 2007
$38,837.50
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Jack Kirby's Gods Portfolio Mailing Envelope Illustration Original Art (Communicators Un
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Jack Kirby's Gods Portfolio Mailing Envelope Illustration Original Art (Communicators Un...
Lot 92202
Auction 7079
Saturday, August 3, 2013
$38,837.50
Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Journey Into Mystery #123 Splash Page 1 Thor Original Art (Marvel, 1965)
Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Journey Into Mystery #123 Splash Page 1 Thor Original Art (Marvel, 1965)....
Lot 92129
Auction 7124
Saturday, February 20, 2016
$38,240.00

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Jack Kirby and George Tuska Tales of Suspense #74 "The Final Sleep" Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)...
Jack Kirby and George Tuska Tales of Suspense #74 "The Final Sleep" Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)....
Lot 14189
Auction 121722
Sunday, May 28, 2017
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