Jack Kirby's 100 Coolest Comic Book Creations

41 Glorious Godfrey

A villain who takes on a particularly modern resonance today is Glorious Godfrey, a villain from Apokolips who was intended to be a parody of tent preachers of the era but works just as well as a parody of any sort of speaker who uses hate to get himself power.

42 Granny Goodness

When you were training the troops for Darkseid himself, you know you need to have an over-the-top personality and that's exactly what Granny Goodness supplied for Kirby in his Fourth World Saga.

43 Groot

While Fin Fang Foom became a popular villain for Marvel Superheroes soon after he was used as a monster in Monster Comics, Lee and Kirby's Groot took a much longer time before he showed up as a regular addition to Marvel's superhero universe. However when he made it, he made it big time, as he is now a film superstar.

44 Hate-Monger

Lee and Kirby were both fans of having villains whose whole deal with that they were able to convince people into hating others. One of their most shocking villains was the Hate-Monger, the racist villain who turned out to be a clone of Adolf Hitler!

45 Hercules

A joyous addition to the Thor comic books was Lee and Kirby's adaptation of the demigod Hercules, who is introduced into the Marvel Comics as a guy who just wants to have fun, party and fight!

46 High Evolutionary

The High 5evolutionary, who mutated animals into humans and humans into other types of beings, was a unique character in that he could be used as a villain or a heroic supporting cast member, whatever the need may be.

47 Highfather

One of the coolest parts of Highfather, the laid-back leader of the New Gods, is that Kirby was sure to show us his past very quickly and we could see that there was plenty of action and violence in the past of this kindly old man.

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48 Howling Commandos

The Crickets to Nick Fury's Buddy Holly, The Howling Commandos were a riff on DC Comics' Easy Company (with Fury a riff on Sgt. Rock), but they were soon used in different ways as Dum Dum Dugan and the others mostly ended up as SHIELD agents in the present-day Marvel Universe

49 Hulk

Lee and Kirby's answer to Jekyll and Hyde, The Incredible Hulk actually did not become a success under Lee and Kirby, but all the groundwork was laid by those two creators.

50 Impossible Man

In the early days of the Fantastic Four, you never really knew what to expect, and this was made very evident when the Fantastic Four took on the Impossible Man, who turned out to just be an alien who wanted to have fun and prank the Fantastic Four with his crazy powers.

51 Inhumans

Before he left Marvel Comics. Jack Kirby had just started to both write and draw the Inhumans feature in Amazing Adventures, which was Kirby's big break in his mind of getting to control characters that he created in the pages of Fantastic Four. Since he left, he lost that control for good.

52 Iron Man

Kirby was only along for the early part of Iron Man's adventures, but that included the classic origin where Tony Stark is trapped and forced to build weapons for a villain and instead build an armor for himself that he uses to escape and becomes Iron Man

53 Jane Foster

When she was first introduced, Jane Foster looked like she was going to be like every other superhero love interest, stuck in a triangle between her seemingly hapless boss, Don Blake, and his secret identity, the heroic Thor. Lee and Kirby, though, decided to go in a different direction and have Jane and Thor actually get together...for a while, at least.

54 Juggernaut

The Cain and Abel story was on full display when Lee and Kirby introduced Professor X's evil half-brother, the unstoppable Juggernaut!

55 Kamandi

Kirby's most successful title in his 1970s stint with DC Comics where's the story of Kanandi, a boy in a future where humans are scarce and the world is controlled by walking, talking animals. Nothing at all like The Planet of the Apes!

56 Kang

In a clever twist, Lee and Kirby ended up combining THREE of their previously created time traveling villains, Rama-Tut, Immortus and Kang into one person who traveled to different time periods through his life.

57 Klarion the Witch Boy

If you can imagine what a hyperactive boy would be like if he had the powers of a witch, then you can imagine how draining Klarion the Witch Boy was for the characters who interacted with him. It made for some great comics, though.

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58 Kobra

One of the last characters that Kirby created for DC during his 1970s stint with the company, the terrorist known as Kobra has become a long-standing DC super villain, although the angle that Kirby was going with (that Kobra had a twin brother who was a good guy), was dropped along the way.

59 Lightray

Lightray is a perfect example of what you would think the heroes of the new Gods would look alike, a happy-go-lucky, beautiful looking hero.

60 Loki

The introduction of Thor's brother, Loki, into the Thor comic books was an explosion of awesomeness, as it turned the traditional Thor stories on their ears as Loki would always come up with clever plots to undermine and attack his brother

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