Happy Birthday Jack Kirby

Blue Bolt #5 (October 1940) pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon (the first use of the Simon and Kirby credits)

I am pretty busy but not too busy to acknowledge Jack Kirby’s birthday. After all he is half of what this blog is dedicated to. While it is his collaboration with Joe Simon that commands my greatest attention, Jack had a long career that included work with Stan Lee and on his own. Any one of these periods would be enough to insure Kirby’s placement among the foremost comic book artists but all together make him nothing less than Kirby, King of Comics.