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A Jack Kirby Comic Book Chronology ~ Inside Job ~ The Early Works Before Joe Simon

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Unless you're new to the Kirby canon, it's likely you already know that Jack was born Jacob Kurtzberg. He was a first generation American, his parents having immigrated from Austria. Like many of his generation who got into entertainment and the arts, Jack chose to change his name to something less ethnic. But before he settled on Kirby, he experimented with several working names. Here's a collection of very early and very obscure Kirby stories before he teamed up with Joe Simon and began working for the major comic book publishers.
Note: To our knowledge, all of the comics presented on this page are in the public domain.
Wing Turner from Mystery Men Comics #10 1940 Working as Floyd Kelly Wing Turner Wing Turner Solar Legion from Crash Comics #1 Working as Jack Curtis Solar Legion from Crash Comics #1
Solar Legion from Crash Comics #1 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #1 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #1 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #2 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #2
Solar Legion from Crash Comics #2 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #2 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #2
Mystery Men # 10

 

Solar Legion from Crash Comics #3 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #3.

 

Solar Legion from Crash Comics #3 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #3 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #3 Solar Legion from Crash Comics #3 Cosmic Carson from Science Comics #4 1940 Working as Michael Griffith
Science Comics #4 Science Comics #4 Science Comics #4 Science Comics #4 Science Comics #4
     
Science Comics #4 Science Comics #4
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