Claim to Fame:
Jack Kirby is considered to be one of the great comic book artists. His style has been adopted and emulated by countless artists since. The speed at which Kirby worked was amazing. During his career, he has drawn around 25,000 pages of comic book art. His influence on both Marvel and DC comics in regards to his character creations has been immense. Most if not all of his characters are still widely popular today.
Jack Kirby helped set precedence for creator owned
when he went into a deal with Pacific Comics to publish Kirby's Captain Victory. Kirby would remain the owner of the rights to Captain Victory and receive royalties from the sale of the comic book.