Jack Kirby and Chic Stone X-Men #9 The
First Avengers/X-Men Meeting and Battle Page 13 Original Art
We can't begin to describe the excitement
generated by this Silver Age Marvel masterwork. Start by doubling
the action and thrills -- its mayhem Mighty Marvel style as the
Mighty Avengers take on the Uncanny X-Men in their first meeting.
This milestone is topped off with a fantastic two-thirds-page
battle panel by one of comicdom's greatest talents, ever -- Jack
"King" Kirby. Seen in person, this inspired artwork from "Enter,
the Avengers" will really knock your eyes out, and it has a "twice
up" image area of 12.5" x 18.5". This art, from one of the most
eagerly awaited Marvel art auction lots ever, is in Excellent
condition. Okay True Believers, you can stop holding your breath,
Kirby, Jack: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..
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