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Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby (1982) (cropped).jpg
Jack Kirby in 1982
Jacob Kurtzberg

August 28, 1917(1917-08-28)[1]
New York City, New York, United States
DiedFebruary 6, 1994(1994-02-06) (aged 76)
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Other names
  • Jack Curtiss
  • Curt Davis
  • Lance Kirby[2]
  • Ted Grey
  • Charles Nicholas
  • Fred Sande
  • Teddy
Notable work
Spouse(s)Roz Goldstein
AwardsAlley Award, Best Pencil Artist (1967), plus many awards for individual stories, Shazam Award, Special Achievement by an Individual (1971)

Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was a famous comic book artist. He worked with Stan Lee to create superhero characters The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The Hulk. Kirby worked with Joe Simon to create Captain America.


  1. "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 Feb 2013), Jack Kirby, 6 February 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. Famous Funnies #62 (Eastern Color Printing, September 1939).