Jack Kirby

Jacob Kurtzberg

Date of Death: February 6, 1994 (age 76) Jack Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer and editor. Growing up poor in New York City, Kurtzberg entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s. He drew various comic strips under different pen names, ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. He has worked for both Marvel and DC comics.