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Jack Kirby (I) (1917–1994)

Jack Kirby was born on August 28, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Jacob Kurtzberg. He is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He was married to Rosalind Goldstein. He died on February 6, 1994 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2018 Black Panther (comic book) (announced)
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok (comic book) (pre-production)
  Inhumans (comic book) (announced)
  Justice League Dark (Video) (character: Etrigan) (post-production)
  Nick Fury (character) (announced)
  Silver Surfer (characters) (announced)
 2013-2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (based on the Marvel comics by - 66 episodes)
- Ascension (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- Absolution (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- Emancipation (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- Failed Experiments (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- The Singularity (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
 2016 Avengers Assemble (TV Series) (based on the Marvel Comics by - 8 episodes)
- Dehulked (2016) ... (based on the Marvel Comics by)
- Into the Dark Dimension (2016) ... (based on the Marvel Comics by)
- Thunderbolts Revealed (2016) ... (based on the Marvel Comics by)
- The Thunderbolts (2016) ... (based on the Marvel Comics by)
- Under Siege (2016) ... (based on the Marvel Comics by)
 2016 Captain America: Civil War (characters)
 2015-2016 Daredevil (TV Series) (character: Roscoe Sweeney - 2 episodes)
- Kinbaku (2016) ... (character: Roscoe Sweeney - uncredited)
- Cut Man (2015) ... (character: Roscoe Sweeney - uncredited)
 2015-2016 Agent Carter (TV Series) (based on the Marvel comics by - 18 episodes)
- Hollywood Ending (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- A Little Song and Dance (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- The Edge of Mystery (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- Monsters (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
- Life of the Party (2016) ... (based on the Marvel comics by)
 2015 LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League - Attack of the Legion of Doom! (Video) (character created by: Darkseid)
 2015 Fantastic Four (Marvel comic book)
 2015 Ant-Man (comic book)
 2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (TV Series) (based on comics by - 2 episodes)
- Days of Future Smash, Part 2: Smashguard (2015) ... (based on comics by)
- Days of Future Smash, Part 1: The Dino Era (2015) ... (based on comics by)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel comics)
 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (based on the Marvel comic by)
 2014 Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (Video) (characters)
 2014 Justice League: War (Video) (characters created by: Darkseid, Desaad, Parademons)
 2013 Thor: The Dark World (comic book)
 2013 The Avengers Lego Adventure (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (Video) (character created by: Etrigan - uncredited)
 2013 Iron Man 3 (based on the Marvel comic book by)
 2013 Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (Video) (characters)
 2013 Loki's Plot: An Easter Special (Video short) (characters - uncredited)
 2013 Thor and Loki in Wigan (Video short) (characters - uncredited)
 2013 Thor in the Playroom (Video short) (characters - uncredited)
 2012 Avengers Assemble in the Playroom (Video short) (characters - uncredited)
 2011-2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures (TV Series) (characters - 15 episodes)
- The Dragonseed (2012) ... (characters)
- Iron Monger Lives (2012) ... (characters)
- The Makluan Invasion Part 2: Unite! (2012) ... (characters)
- The Makluan Invasion Part 1: Annihilate! (2012) ... (characters)
- Rage of the Hulk (2012) ... (characters)
 2010-2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series) (comic book - 22 episodes)
- Emperor Stark (2012) ... (comic book)
- Yellowjacket (2012) ... (comic book)
- Ultron Unlimited (2012) ... (comic book)
- Assault on 42 (2012) ... (comic book)
- Powerless (2012) ... (comic book)
 2012 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series) (creator)
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (comic books)
 2011 X-Men (TV Series) (comics - 12 episodes)
- Destiny (2011) ... (comics)
- Revenge (2011) ... (comics)
- Countdown (2011) ... (comics)
- Revelations (2011) ... (comics)
- Lost (2011) ... (comics)
  Smallville (TV Series) (characters created by: Fourth World - 9 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (character: Morgan Edge - 3 episodes, 2003)
- Finale (2011) ... (characters created by: Fourth World)
- Prophecy (2011) ... (characters created by: Fourth World)
- Dominion (2011) ... (characters created by: Fourth World)
- Scion (2011) ... (characters created by: Fourth World)
- Masquerade (2011) ... (characters created by: Fourth World)
 2011 Thor: Tales of Asgard (Video) (characters)
 2011 Thor (comic book)
 2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Video Game) (characters)
 2010 Iron Man (TV Series) (characters - 12 episodes)
- The Light in the Distance (2010) ... (characters)
- Mastermind (2010) ... (characters)
- Iron Will (2010) ... (characters)
- VS Iron Man (2010) ... (characters)
- Girl (2010) ... (characters)
  Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series) (creator: Darkseid - 1 episode, 2010) (creator: Kalibak - 1 episode, 2010) (creator: Mantis - 1 episode, 2010)
- Darkseid Descending! (2010) ... (creator)
- The Knights of Tomorrow! (2010) ... (creator)
- Cry Freedom Fighters! (2010) ... (creator)
 2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Video) (creator)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (Marvel comic book)
 2010 Iron Man: Extremis (TV Series) (character: Iron Man - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (character: Iron Man - uncredited)
 2010 Planet Hulk (Video) (creator)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (Video Game) (characters)
 2008 Iron Man (Video Game) (characters)
 2008 Iron Man (characters)
 2006 Ultimate Avengers II (Video) (comic book & characters)
  Justice League (TV Series) (creator: Darkseid & New Gods - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2006) (character: Etrigan - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005) (creator: Etrigan - 2 episodes, 2002) (character: Mantis - 1 episode, 2005) (characters created by: Fourth World - 1 episode, 2005)
- Destroyer (2006) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Question Authority (2005) ... (character: Mantis - uncredited)
- The Balance (2005) ... (character: Etrigan - uncredited)
- The Ties That Bind (2005) ... (characters created by: Fourth World - uncredited)
- Kid Stuff (2004) ... (character: Etrigan - uncredited)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (Marvel comic book)
 2004 The Punisher (Video Game) (characters: Tony Stark/Iron Man & Nicholas Joseph Fury - uncredited)
 2003 Tony Hawk's Underground (Video Game) (character: Iron Man - uncredited)
 2003 Hulk (Marvel comic book character)
 2000 X-Men: Evolution (TV Series) (comic book & characters - uncredited)
 1999-2000 Avengers: United They Stand (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- Earth and Fire: Part Two (2000) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Earth and Fire: Part One (2000) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Sorceress's Apprentice (2000) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Egg-Streme Vengeance (2000) ... (creator - uncredited)
- What a Vision Has to Do (2000) ... (creator - uncredited)
  Superman (TV Series) (characters: Darkseid and the New Gods - 3 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (character: Darkseid - 2 episodes, 2000)
- Legacy: Part II (2000) ... (character: Darkseid)
- Legacy (2000) ... (character: Darkseid)
- Apokolips... Now!: Part II (1998) ... (characters: Darkseid and the New Gods)
- Apokolips... Now! (1998) ... (characters: Darkseid and the New Gods)
- Father's Day (1997) ... (characters: Darkseid and the New Gods)
 1998 Silver Surfer (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- The Forever War (1998) ... (creator)
- The End of Eternity (1998) ... (creator)
- Return to Zenn-La (1998) ... (creator)
- Radical Justice (1998) ... (creator)
- Second Foundation (1998) ... (creator)
  Spider-Man (TV Series) (character: Iron Man - 6 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (character: Nick Fury - 6 episodes, 1995 - 1997)
- Secret Wars, Chapter 3: Doom (1997) ... (character: Iron Man - uncredited)
- Secret Wars, Chapter 2: The Gauntlet of the Red Skull (1997) ... (character: Iron Man - uncredited)
- Secret Wars, Chapter 1: Arrival (1997) ... (character: Iron Man - uncredited)
- Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 5: The Price of Heroism (1997) ... (character: Nick Fury - uncredited)
- Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 3: Secrets of the Six (1997) ... (character: Nick Fury - uncredited)
  X-Men (TV Series) (based on the Marvel "X-Men" comics by - 58 episodes, 1993 - 1997) (characters - 57 episodes, 1993 - 1997) (based on the Marvel Comics "X-Men" comic books by - 17 episodes, 1992 - 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Dr. Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast & Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr/Magneto - 3 episodes, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Dr. Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast & The Sentinels - 2 episodes, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr/Magneto & Cain Marko/The Juggernaut - 1 episode, 1993) (based on the Marvel comics "X-Men" comic books by - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr/Magneto, Warren Kenneth Worthington III/Archangel, Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver & Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr/Magneto & Steve Rogers/Captain America - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Dr. Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast, Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr/Magneto, Bolivar Trask, Master Mold & The Sentinels - 1 episode, 1993) (characters created by: The Brotherhood of Mutants - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops & Jean Grey & Frederick J. "Fred" Duke/The Blob - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Dr. Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast & Cain Marko/The Juggernaut - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey & Warren Kenneth Worthington III/Angel/Archangel/Death - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey & Warren Kenneth Worthington III/Angel - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Dr. Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast, Bolivar Trask, Master Mold & Frederick "Fred" J. Dukes/The Blob - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey & Dr. Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops & Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr/Magneto - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Dr. Henry"Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast & Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr/Magneto - 1 episode, 1992) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy/Beast, Bolivar Trask & The Sentinels - 1 episode, 1992) (characters: Professor Charles Francis Xavier/Professor X, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Dr. Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy/Beast, Bolivar Trask & The Sentinels - 1 episode, 1992)
- Graduation Day (1997) ... (based on the Marvel "X-Men" comics by) / (characters)
- Hidden Agenda (1997) ... (based on the Marvel "X-Men" comics by) / (characters)
- Descent (1997) ... (based on the Marvel "X-Men" comics by) / (characters)
- Old Soldiers (1997) ... (based on the Marvel "X-Men" comics by) / (characters)
- Fifth Horseman (1997) ... (based on the Marvel "X-Men" comics by) / (characters)
 1996 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) (characters) / (creator)
 1995 X-Men 2: Clone Wars (Video Game) (characters)
 1994 The Fantastic Four (comic book - uncredited)
 1994 Fantastic Four (TV Series) (characters) / (creator)
 1994 The Incredible Hulk (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 The Punisher (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 X-Men (Video Game) (comic book characters)
 1992 X-Men (Video Game) (comic book & characters)
 1991 Captain America and the Avengers (Video Game) (comic book & characters)
 1991 Spider-Man: The Video Game (Video Game) (comic book & characters)
 1990 Captain America (characters)
 1989 Pryde of the X-Men (TV Short) (characters - uncredited)
 1982 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- The Origin of Iceman (1982) ... (creator)
 1982 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) (characters)
  The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) (based on the Marvel Comics "The Hulk" comic books by - 82 episodes, 1977 - 1982) (character: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk - 81 episodes, 1977 - 1982) (character: Dr. Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk - 1 episode, 1978)
- Slaves (1982) ... (based on the Marvel Comics "The Hulk" comic books by - uncredited) / (character: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk - uncredited)
- A Minor Problem (1982) ... (based on the Marvel Comics "The Hulk" comic books by - uncredited) / (character: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk - uncredited)
- Triangle (1981) ... (based on the Marvel Comics "The Hulk" comic books by - uncredited) / (character: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk - uncredited)
- Sanctuary (1981) ... (based on the Marvel Comics "The Hulk" comic books by - uncredited) / (character: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk - uncredited)
- Veteran (1981) ... (based on the Marvel Comics "The Hulk" comic books by - uncredited) / (character: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk - uncredited)
 1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon (TV Movie) (characters - uncredited)
 1979 Fred and Barney Meet the Thing (TV Series) (character: The Thing - uncredited)
 1979 Captain America (TV Movie) (characters - uncredited)
 1978 The Fantastic Four (TV Series) (characters)
 1973 Three Giant Men (character: Captain America - uncredited)
 1967-1970 Spider-Man (TV Series) (characters - 52 episodes)
- Trip to Tomorrow (1970) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Down to Earth (1970) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Specialists and Slaves (1970) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Revolt in the Fifth Dimension (1970) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Rhino/The Madness of Mysterio (1970) ... (characters - uncredited)
 1968 Major Tayfun (comic strip Captain America)
  Fantastic Four (TV Series) (comic - 4 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (based upon an idea by - 2 episodes, 1967) (based on an idea by - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Terrible Tribunal (1968) ... (comic)
- The Mysterious Molecule Man (1968) ... (comic)
- Blast Starr, the Living Bomb Burst (1968) ... (comic)
- Return of the Mole Man (1967) ... (comic)
- Prisoners of Planet X (1967) ... (based on an idea by)
 1966 Iron Man (TV Series) (characters)
 1966 Captain America (TV Series) (comic book & characters - uncredited) / (creator - uncredited)
 1966 The Marvel Super Heroes (TV Series) (comic book & characters - uncredited)
 1966 Hulk (TV Series) (characters) / (creator)
 1966 Mighty Thor (TV Series) (comic book & characters - 1 episode)
- Trapped by Loki (1966) ... (comic book & characters - uncredited)
 1964 Captain America Battles the Red Skull (Short) (character created by - uncredited)
 1964 Captain America vs. The Mutant (Short) (character created by: Captain America - uncredited)
 1944 Captain America (character - uncredited)
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Other Works:

1950s: Created Stunt Man, Fighting American, The Challengers of the Unknown See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack 'King' Kirby | Jack 'The King' Kirby
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Personal Quote:

I've never done anything half-heartedly; it's a disservice to me and the audience if I do it half-heartedly

Trivia:

Had a major dispute with Marvel Comics to get back his original artwork (which consisted of well over 9000 pages over his ten year tenure). Marvel asked him to sign a release indemnifying the company for any missing work. Kirby refused. After a massive support campaign within the industry, Marvel eventually returned the remaining art, without conditions; but, much of it was missing, from his peak... See more »

Trademark:

The realistic manner in which he depicted fight scenes See more »

Nickname:

The King

Star Sign:

Virgo

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