Today would have been the ninety-eighth birthday of Jacob Kurtzberg, better known as the legendary comic book writer and artist Jack Kirby. He worked with Joe Simon and Stan Lee to create some of the most iconic comic book characters including Captain America, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Avengers, and Silver Surfer. He died at the age of 76 from heart failure. The Jack Kirby Awards and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame were created in his honor.


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