Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby

Today would have been the 94th birthday of comics legend Jack Kirby (1917-1994). One of the most influential comics creators ever, Kirby was the creator or co-creator of Captain America, Fantastic Four, X-Men, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor, Black Panther, New Gods, Mister Miracle, The Forever People, Darkseid, OMAC, Kamandi, Kobra, among many others.

During his prolific career, he also did war comics, romance comics -- and monster comics. Here are some examples of classic Jack Kirby monster comics:

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