Even though he’s been dead for 20 years, Jack Kirby’s influence in the comic book industry is still felt to this day. Alongside Stan Lee, Jack Kirby created the iconic characters in Marvel Comics’ catalog. Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, and the X-Men are but a few of his iconic creations. His influence is so great that even his youngest grandchild, who was not born when Jack passed, is moved by his legacy.
On August 28, what would have been Jack Kirby’s 95th birthday, Jillian Kirby wants your help to honor her grandfather by donating money to Kirby4Heroes. If you live in California or close to Midtown Comics in Manhattan, you are encouraged to go to your local comic book shop and donate in special donation boxes. If you live in the other states, you will need go online or to the address below to donate. All donations will be given to the Hero Initiative.
The Hero Initiative provides to comic book writers and artists in dire financial and medical straits the money they need to get them through it. Or in the case of the late Robert Washington III, the money to pay for a funeral. Comic book writing is a wholly freelance profession and sometimes medical expenses wipe out even the best funded retirement accounts.
Send your donations to:
c/o The Hero Initiative
11301 Olympic Blvd., #587
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Online Donations are at Heroinitiative.org. Remember to type in Kirby4Heroes where it asks for special instructions.
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