Updated on 16 October, 2021
The flagship title of Kirby Electronics, DC comics, and Marvel comics, is Kirby. Created by Jerry Ensminger, the company began publishing comics in Newspaper Syndicates in Newspaper Advertising inkerchiefs, which was probably the first comic book publication. The company went public in 1957 and has been very successful ever since. Kirby created the Kirby pencils that have been used to create some of the most memorable characters such as the Fantastic Four, Spider Man, Batman, Superman, and Wolverine. The company had several short ran comics, but they have consistently sold well over the years.
For many years, Ensminger was primarily a writer for most of the Kirby comics, although he did have some input as well on some of the non Kirby titles. Kirby died in a plane crash while on a business trip, but his son Billie went on to become one of the world's top pencil artists. Billie started out doing color work, and eventually became a very successful illustrator and painter. He is currently a senior art buyer for DC comics.
Most of the Kirby line of comics are centered around superheros such as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Spider Man, Batman, and Superman. Most of the books and comics are geared towards boys, and are very colorful and whimsical with strong hero themes. Kirby drew most of his comic books to keep a children's interest, but he has been known to draw funny and even some darkly humoristic strips. His Spiderman and Batman figures both feature his trademark red and blue, but in the case of the latter, he had to use black ink because the film values were so low. There are various versions of Spider Man and Batman that have been produced over the years.
For a long time, DC comics, which is now known simply as DC has been the dominant force within the comic book industry. Kirby was a valuable part of this company from the very beginning. He was an artist who drew many of the key characters that we know of today, including Superman and the Fantastic Four. His contribution to the genre was undeniable, and his contribution was particularly noteworthy given his relatively young age.
In addition to his amazing artwork, Kirby also created several short comic books that are notable and well worth your time if only to learn about the life of comics in general. These include the Amazing Spider-Man series and the short-lived but incredibly popular X-Men series. Both of these series are considered some of the best comics that Marvel has ever produced. The X-Men are highly respected by hardcore comic book readers, and many of them will never have even read any of the mainstream X-Men comics. For those casual readers, however, the X-Men are absolutely worth picking up, especially when they get a re-introduction of an old favorite character.
Some of the most famous aspects of the late Jim Lee of DC comics and the late Stan Lee of Spider-Man fame are his distinctive pencil art, which is instantly recognizable and which makes his works stand apart from all other artists. Kirby's art is bold and full of energy, and he did a great job of depicting darkly comic events with flair. Many of the layouts that you see in his Spider-Man comics have been adopted, or at the very least improved upon, by the subsequent artists that have rendered him, and his contribution to the comic book industry cannot be overlooked. If you want to enjoy some of the greatest Spider-Man stories of all time, without having to sit through the long, drawn-out dialogues, you simply have to pick up some of Stan and Jim's pencils and start reading.
Kirby also illustrated a number of issues of Amazing Spider-Man that have now been turned into the blockbuster movie franchise known as the Spider-Man franchise. While some people might question the filmmaking decision to put so much time and effort into making a small movie, the fans of the comic books would have you believe otherwise. For those of us who love the Spider-Man comics, we know that without Kirby, there wouldn't be any Spider-Man movies ever made. Some of the best Spidey stories involve him dealing with the evil villain Dr. Curt Connor, and his son Peter. These two characters became the perfect companions for Peter Parker, since they are both fiercely devoted to protecting the city of New York and dealing with criminals, most notably, the web-swinging criminal known as The Green Goblin.
Creators Bill Finger and John Busch were hired by Marvel Comics in January 1963 to take over the legendary comic book company, which was then going through a series of ups and downs. They succeeded beyond expectations, creating several hits such as the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. If you haven't picked up a Kirby Comics comic book, you're missing out on one of the best comic book periods ever!