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Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Charles Hatfield


Jack Kirby (1917–1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics from the 1960s to the present day. Kirby is credited with creating or cocreating a number of Marvel’s mainstay properties, among them the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, and the Silver Surfer. His earlier work with Joe Simon led to the creation of Captain America, the popular kid gang and romance comic genres, and one of the most successful comics studios of the 1940s and 1950s. Kirby’s distinctive narrativ ... More

Keywords: comics, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics, X-Men, Hulk, Thor, Joe Simon, Captain America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781617031786
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Hatfield, author