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Celebrating the King of Comic Books

Artist Jack Kirby, who would have been 100 years old this year, shaped the entire comic-book industry. Now a new generation looks back at the man who helped build an empire.

THIS YEAR MARKS THE CENTENARY of two world-changing events: the Russian Revolution and the birth of comic-book artist Jack Kirby. But while Soviet communism has all but vanished from the planet 100 years after the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace, Kirby’s influence still permeates pop culture. He helped create the pantheon of superheroes—Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men—who continue

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