publication date: Thursday, October 14, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)

category: Comics

clue: He served in WWII just like his first popular superhero creation, but this artist is remembered better for his later service to Marvel in co-creating three of their most popular teams: The Avengers, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four, leaving the company in part due to resentment at Stan Lee hogging all of the credit.

explanation: Kirby co-created Captain America in 1940 before serving in the war, then drifted through different comic genres before returning to superheroes in the 1960s to co-create Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and other popular characters. more…

intended difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, and Scott Horowitz

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