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Kurtzberg, Jacob (King; Kirby, Jack)

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Born: 1917 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Artists, Cartoonists

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1917 - Born on the 28th of August in New York U.S.A.

 

1922 - On the 25th of September he married Rosalind "Roz" Goldstein.

 

1936 - He joined the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate working as Newspaper Comic Strips.

 

1940 - He moved on to comic-book publisher and newspaper syndicator "Fox Feature Syndicate" (a comic

book publisher) and he began exploring superhero narrative with the comic strip "The Blue Beetle".

 

1943 - He served into the U.S. army with the Third Army combat infantry.

 

1950 - He worked for Marvel in Atlas Comics.

 

1958 - He draw across all genres, from romance to Western (a western fiction a genre of literature typically set in the American Old West) but made his mark primarily with a series of monster Horror and

Science fiction.

 

1963 - He was awarded the "Favorite Short Story" with his comic "The Human Torch Meets Captain America".

 

1964 - His comic book "Captain America Joins the Avengers" was awarded as Best Novel.

 

1971 - He was awarded the Shazam Award for Special Achievement by an Individual for his comic

"Fourth World" series in Forever People, New Gods, Mister Miracle, and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen.

 

1975 - He was inducted into the Shazam Awards Hall of Fame.

 

1981 - He published the series "Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" (a comic book).

 

1994 - Died on the 6th of February.

 

1998 - He was honored with the Harvy Award (given for achievement in comic book) for Best Domestic

Reprint Project.

 

2006 - He was voted the #1 artist on Comic Book Resources "All Time Top 100 Writers and Artists".

 


 

 


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