Today’s the day!! If he were still alive, Jack Kirby would have been 100!!! So much stuff in comics pop culture and superhero art and film, (especially Marvel) owe it immensely to the imagination of Jack “the King” Kirby!! I hope you all have enjoyed my ABC tribute and this bonus piece, it had been a long time coming and hopefully a worthy tribute to the King of Comics. Happy Birthday Jack!!!
Jacob Kurtzberg (aka Jack Kirby), a Jewish veteran of WW2, would be 100 years old on August 28, 2017. This month we will see a lot from Marvel and DC Comics celebrating his Centennial because he created or co-created many of their great heroes, including (but not limited to):
Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the original X-Men and Magneto, the Fantastic Four & Doctor Doom, Hulk, Black Panther, Ant-Man and Wasp, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, Silver Surfer, Big Barda and Mister Miracle, Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos, Wonder Woman’s mother Hippolyta, Darkseid, the New Gods, Groot, the Kree, the Skrulls, the Inhumans, and Loki.
if you are a fan of any of these characters, it’s your duty to honor his legacy by opposing nazis and nazism in all forms.
“In 1971, virtuoso cartoonist Jack Kirby took note of the growing power of fundamentalist religion in the U.S., and satirized it in an issue of ‘Forever People.’ Kirby was one of the 1st to notice elements of fascism in the mega-media religion which emerged in the late 1960’s.”