Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of most iconic characters the medium would ever see. From his introduction of Captain America at the height of World War II it was clear he wasn't your ordinary comics artist. But it was his creative explosion at Marvel Comics in the 1960's that cemented his legacy, over a short period of time Kirby would give us The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, Thor, Ant-Man and Nick Fury just to name a few. Kirby would then go to DC and create his Fourth World, introducing Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The New Gods and a host of cosmic supporting players. Long live The King.
Alfredo Alcala was a Filipino comic book artist known for his illustration in "Alcala Komix Magazine" and also his 1963 creation "Voltar", which led him to more international popularity. In 1971 Alcala began to work for both DC and Marvel Comics on horror and fantasy titles. He was one of the artists on the licensed movie tie-in series Planet of the Apes. In the early 1980s he penciled the Star Wars newspaper strip and inked comic books such as Conan the Barbarian over John Buscema's pencils and inked Don Newton's pencil artwork in Batman.
Val Mayerik is an American comic book/ commercial artist who is famous for co-creating Howard the Duck. Val's other notable works include Creatures on the Loose, Man-Thing and Marvel Preview.