Jack Kirby and Stan Lee: How did the Greatest Team in Comics History Work?

INHUMANS: Edited by Stan Lee, Written and Drawn by Jack Kirby, 1970

    Jack Kirby and Stan Lee were, without doubt, the greatest team in the history of comics: they were to comics what John Lennon and Paul McCartney were to songwriting. Together, they worked on quite a number of projects, including the Avengers (a classic grouping of comic heroes) the X-men, the Fantastic Four and the […]

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Gil Kane (1926 – 2000)

  Above: Daredevil, At Last—The Assassin! Issue #84, February 1, 1972, cover art by Gil Kane Worked for: Marvel, DC Comics Known For: Comic book art and co-creator of Green Lantern and Atom Gil Kane (born Eli Katz) was a Latvian-born American comic book artist whose innovative drawing technique brought new life and vibrancy to such classic superheroes as Spider-Man, Green […]

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Robert Crumb (born: 1943)

Worked for: Zap Comix, Underground Comix, The East Village Other, Weirdo Known For: Psychadelic, Erotica and Funk Americana images and the developer of the characters Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural and the iconic imagery of Keep on Truckin’ Robert Dennis Crumb is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work combines the flavors of American folk […]

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John Romita Sr. (born 1930)

Above: The Amazing Spider-Man #50, a one-issue 1967 Spider-Man comic Written by Stan Lee with art by John Romita, Sr. Worked for: Timely Comics, Marvel and DC Comics Known For: Comic book art and editing and his depictions of Spider-Man John Romita was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 24 1930, and showed a keen interest in drawing from […]

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Boris Vallejo (born 1941)

Above: Tales of the Zombie #3, 1973, cover by Boris Vallejo Worked for: Marvel, Penthouse Known For: Fantasy, Science Fiction and Erotica; illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian and Doc Savage   Artist and illustrator Boris Vallejo began painting at the age of 13, in 1954, and had his first illustration job three years later, in 1957, at […]

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Jack Kirby: (1917-1994)

Above: The 1962 debut of Thor. Cover art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Worked for: Timely Comics, National Comics Publications, DC Comics, Atlas Comics, Marvel Comics Known For: Comic book artist, writer and editor, co-creator of the characters Captain America, the Fantastic Four, X-Men and the Hulk Jack Kirby, (born Jacob Kurtzberg) was an American comic book artist […]

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Frank Frazetta (1928- 2010)

  Above: Ghost Rider #3, Cover II, cover by Frank Frazetta Worked for: Standard Comics, Famous Funnies, EC Comics, National Comics, Avon Comics, Mad Magazine Known For: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comics, paperback covers and album covers Comic artist and illustrator Frank Frazetta was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of eight […]

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