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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

Item Realized
Jack Kirby and Syd Shores Captain America #109 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969).... (Total: 5 Items)
Jack Kirby and Syd Shores Captain America #109 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969).... (Total: 5 Items)
Lot 91022
Auction 7192
Saturday, November 17, 2018
$264,000
Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia Tales of Suspense #84 Captain America Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (Total: 2 Items...
Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia Tales of Suspense #84 Captain America Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1966).... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 92114
Auction 7087
Saturday, February 22, 2014
$167,300
Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #154 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)
Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #154 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)....
Lot 92132
Auction 7177
Saturday, February 24, 2018
$161,325
Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Two Gun Kid #59 Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1961)
Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Two Gun Kid #59 Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1961)....
Lot 13113
Auction 121850
Sunday, December 16, 2018
$2,280.00
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Captain America: Partners in Action Signed Limited Edition Print #1073/1500 (1978)
Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Captain America: Partners in Action Signed Limited Edition Print #1073/1500 (1978)....
Lot 13910
Auction 121850
Sunday, December 16, 2018
$240.00

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Buy Jack Kirby Comic Book Art

ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Jack Kirby Silver Surfer and Galactus Marvelmania Poster (Marvel, 1970)
Jack Kirby Silver Surfer and Galactus Marvelmania Poster (Marvel, 1970)....
Lot 15032
Auction 121851
Sunday, December 23, 2018
$0.00
Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, and John Verpoorten Captain America #208 Splash Page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1977).... (1)
Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, and John Verpoorten Captain America #208 Splash Page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1977).... (1)

Auction 7204
Friday, February 22, 2019
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Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #66 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1967).... (1)
Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #66 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1967).... (1)

Auction 7204
Friday, February 22, 2019
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Jack Kirby and John Romita Sr. The Invaders #3 Cover Captain America, Namor, Human Torch Original Art (Marvel, 197... (1...
Jack Kirby and John Romita Sr. The Invaders #3 Cover Captain America, Namor, Human Torch Original Art (Marvel, 197... (1)

Auction 7204
Friday, February 22, 2019
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Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, and John Romita Sr. Invaders #7 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976).... (1)
Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, and John Romita Sr. Invaders #7 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976).... (1)

Auction 7209
Friday, May 17, 2019
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