In 1941, Jack Kirby brought Captain America to life alongside with Joe Simon. After this character was brought to life, Kirby continued on to create comic books in the Western, Romance, and Monster genres. And this all helped set up the beginning of his groundbreaking journey towards the creation of Marvel. Throughout the following decade, Kirby worked with Stan Lee to fully bring forth the world of Marvel to the public. Characters and universes like the Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Wasp, Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Inhumans became fan favorites and surpassed generations. He continued to work hard brining forth many more comics until he finally passed away in 1994.
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This year at D23 Expo, Jack Kirby will be honored with the one and only Disney Legends Award for all his exemplary work and contributions. The ceremony will take place on Friday July 14 at 10 am in Hall D23. If you have the chance, you can go and celebrate the work and life of Jack Kirby.
Previous recipients of the Disney Legends Award includes Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.