Sunday, August 28, 2011
Happy Birthday to the King!!!
Today marks the birthday of one of the greatest comic creators of all time, Jack "the King" Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994). With writer Joe Simon, Kirby created the iconic Captain America for Timely Comics (later Marvel) in 1941. After serving in World War II, he returned to the printed page. After stints with other publishers he returned to Marvel and along with Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, the Silver Surfer, X-Men, and the Hulk just to name a few. He left Marvel in 1970, after a falling out, and went to DC where he created the New Gods and worked on books like Superman, Mister Miracle(whom he created), and Jimmy Olson. He went back to Marvel in 1976 and left in 1978 to work in animation doing designs for Turbo Teen and Thundarr the Barbarian. Happy Birthday Jack! You will be missed.