Jack Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg (1917 to 1994) was an American comics artist (and, occasionally, writer) originally from New York City. One of the pioneers of the then still new American comics industry, he was the co-creator of characters such as Captain America (for Timely Comics), the Sandman and Manhunter (for National) in the 1940s, and in the 1960s co-created more or less the entire Marvel Comics universe with Stan Lee, including Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Ant Man, Nick Fury, the Avengers, the Inhumans, the Silver Surfer and the X-Men. In the 1970s he created Kamandi, OMAC, the Demon, a reimagined Sandman and Manhunter and the entire Fourth World Saga for DC Comics and the Eternals and Devil Dinosaur for Marvel. Later, he created Captain Victory. Affectionately known as "the King of comics" by fans, he has absolutely nothing to do with British comics and, consequently, is here only because his historical importance to the industry and his influence on other creators makes his exclusion unthinkable. He did, however, draw this rather nice poster of Captain America and Captain Britain. So that's alright, then.
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