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Jack Kirby To Be Named Disney Legend at D23

June 16, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Jack Kirby is set to be honored as a Disney Legend at D23 Expo. Disney has announced that the legendary comic book artist, who drew and co-created some of the most iconic characters in Marvel Comics’ history, will be honored as a Legend on July 14th at D23. He joins Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey as recipients of this year’s Legends Awards.

Kirby first came to prominence in the comic book industry when he co-created Captain America with Joe Simon in 1941. He would go on to work in several western, romance and monster comics after World War II before teaming with Stan Lee and co-created the likes of the Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Wasp, Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Inhumans alongside Lee. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Eisner Hall of Fame in 1987 and continued creating comics throughout the ’90s before passing away in 1994.