Jack Kirby

Comic Book Art


Jack Kirby

Comic Book Art


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.


 

Jack Kirby Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Tales to Astonish #19 (Marvel, 1961) Condition: FN-. Cover by Jack Kirby. Interior art by Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don He...
Tales to Astonish #19 (Marvel, 1961) Condition: FN-. Cover by Jack Kirby. Interior art by Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck. ...
Lot 17817
Auction 15072
Sunday, July 17, 2005
$57.00
Captain America #102 (Marvel, 1968) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The Red Skull and the Sleeper appear. Jack K...
Captain America #102 (Marvel, 1968) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The Red Skull and the Sleeper appear. Jack Kirby...
Lot 16156
Auction 15071
Sunday, July 3, 2005
$57.00
The Avengers #13 (Marvel, 1965) Condition: VF. First appearance of Count Nefaria. Fantastic Four cameo. Jack Kirby cover...
The Avengers #13 (Marvel, 1965) Condition: VF. First appearance of Count Nefaria. Fantastic Four cameo. Jack Kirby cover. Do...
Lot 16034
Auction 15112
Sunday, November 13, 2005
$57.00
The Avengers #30 and 36 Group (Marvel, 1966-67) Condition: Average VF. Include are #30 (cover by Jack Kirby, art by Don...
The Avengers #30 and 36 Group (Marvel, 1966-67) Condition: Average VF. Include are #30 (cover by Jack Kirby, art by Don Heck... (2 Comic Books)
Lot 17025
Auction 15104
Sunday, October 23, 2005
$57.00
Thor #157 (Marvel, 1968) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Thor battles the Mangog. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2005 V...
Thor #157 (Marvel, 1968) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Thor battles the Mangog. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2005 VF/NM...
Lot 16463
Auction 16012
Sunday, January 8, 2006
$57.00

View prices realized on more items like this

PLEASE NOTE: All prices realized reflect the final hammer price PLUS the buyer's premium in auctions that charge a buyer's premium. Each item has a notation at the top of the listing indicating whether that lot included a buyer's premium. All information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, but errors are possible. Please use this guide carefully and inform us of any inaccuracies.



Buy Jack Kirby Art at Auction

ItemCurrent Bid
Jack Kirby (lightboxed) and Mike Royer "Captain America" Pin-Up Original Art (undated)
Jack Kirby (lightboxed) and Mike Royer "Captain America" Pin-Up Original Art (undated)....
Lot 14077
Auction 121743
Sunday, October 22, 2017
$55.00
Bid Now!

View more items from this artist

PLEASE NOTE: All prices realized reflect the final hammer price PLUS the buyer's premium in auctions that charge a buyer's premium. Each item has a notation at the top of the listing indicating whether that lot included a buyer's premium. All information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, but errors are possible. Please use this guide carefully and inform us of any inaccuracies.

Art Values

How do you know what's valuable?

Our Art Value Guide provides free information about how to value your Jack Kirby artwork.


Get a FREE auction evaluation

Our experts will evaluate your Jack Kirby artwork for auction or private treaty sale.


Want More Jack Kirby?

Be the first to know when more items from this artist are available by adding it your wantlist.


Interested in selling or consigning?

Learn more about selling or consigning your Jack Kirby artwork with Heritage Auctions.