Today is the birthday of a very important man in the world of comics, and let’s be honest, since most of today’s big movies are based off of Marvel comics. It’s the birthday of today’s pop culture.
We all know Stan Lee, who is credited for creating the Marvel Universe, but he couldn’t have done it without the help of the incredible artist who brought all of those ideas to life back in the ’60’s, and with the addition of Captain America, the ’40’s as well.
His name is Jack Kirby, and if you’re a comic book freak like me, you know him as Jack “The King” Kirby. He was born in 1017, and passed in 1994 before he got to see his creations on the big screen, but we all are a better people, and are more entertained today because of what he accomplished. So today, I say happy birthday Jack. You truly were the KING.