It's Jack Kirby's 100th birthday this month, and with that in mind it's time to take a look back at some of his all time best creations. Jack Kirby is the greatest creative mind to ever be a part of the comics medium. His imagination for storytelling and design is unparalleled, and his impact is only continuing to grow as time goes on.
Being the creator and co-creator of literally hundreds of different comic book characters for multiple publishers, Kirby's reach goes far beyond almost any artist or writer in entertainment. His career spanned decades and companies, and his legacy has been cemented in history as the proverbial King of Comics. Starting his work back in the 1930s, Kirby shaped some of the most beloved aspects of pop culture today.
When looking at the best Kirby creations, a combination of design and impact on the world of comics has to be considered. Given how many iconic characters the former Marvel and DC alum created, of course not all of them could make it on one list.
But, in the interest of celebrating Jolly Jack's 100th birthday, here are the ten best Jack Kirby characters of all time.