Jack Kirby (1917 - 1994) was comic book artist, writer and editor. He entered the comic book business from 1939 and remained active to 1984, co-creating numerous characters in the intervening years.
Comic book artist that appears in some issues of his own Action Philosophers.
Rocketed to Earth as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton, Kal-El was adopted by the loving Kent family and raised in America's heartland as Clark Kent. Using his immense solar-fueled powers, he became Superman to defend mankind against all manner of threats while championing truth, justice and the American way!
Stan Lee is a comic book creator who frequently makes guest appearances in comics.
The man who ruled over Nazi Germany during World War II. He wished to wipe leftists, Jews and other "inferiors" from the planet and rule over the world propagating an Aryan race agenda, an ideal that he oddly did not fall into himself.
Mickey Mouse is arguably the most famous and well known cartoon character ever. Though not as rambunctious and mischievous as he once was, this iconic character remains an symbol of goodwill, kindness, friendship, and imagination.
American writer and director, he appeared also as a character in some comic books.
Comic book writer that appears in some issues of his own Action Philosophers.
Archie Andrews is an only child, who resides in the town of Riverdale where he attends Riverdale High. He has two girlfriends, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge who both compete for his attention.
A comic book writer and artist during the Golden Age of Comics. Known for creating Captain America, the Newsboy Legion and the Boy Commandos.
Jerry Siegel, the co-creator of Superman, has made many appearances in comics.
During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteered to receive the experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and armed with an unbreakable shield, he became Captain America. After a failed mission left him encased in ice for decades, he was found and revived by the Avengers. Later joining their ranks and eventually becoming the team's leader.
Betty is Archie's love interest along with Veronica. She is Veronica's best friend. She is kind, helpful, caring and selfless.
The Crypt-Keeper is a mischievous storyteller, who tells stories of horror and misfortune.
The creator of Mad magazine and Playboy's Little Annie Fanny comic strip.
From businessman to an American icon.
He often appears in his own comics.
Art Spiegelman is an Jewish-American cartoonist, editor, and comics advocate best known for his graphic novel Maus
Co-creator of Superman.
A former nuclear physicist and atomic researcher, Otto Octavius' life changed forever when one of his experiments went horribly wrong. From that day forward, he has set out to prove his superior intellect in a number of ways, but these plans are usually thwarted by Spider-Man.
Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.
The princess of the Amazons, armed with superpowers of a god, Wonder Woman is one of Earth's most powerful defenders of peace, justice, and equality and a member of the Justice League. She is often considered an archetype for many non-comicbook heroines. She stands for Love and peace. Her original origin allegorically depicted her as a clay figure brought to life by the gods, but in recent years she has been depicted more literally as the daughter of Zeus and the Amazon queen Hippolyta.
Ben Grimm, better known as the Thing, is the original quintessential tough-guy of the Marvel Universe. But, because of his transformation, he's also the tragic member of the Fantastic Four. Ben was an ace test-pilot until exposure to intense cosmic radiation mutated him into a rock-skinned monster with immense superhuman strength. Ben's exterior is much harder than stone which gives him a rather gruff disposition; but deep down, he has a heart of gold.
Galactus is the infamous "Devourer of Worlds" in the Marvel Universe. His powers are nearly omnipotent. He has appointed a number of entities as his Heralds, imbuing them with the Power Cosmic. He uses energy from the core of planets and universal sources to sustain himself. He has currently been changed into the Lifebringer, who restores life to the planets Galactus has destroyed.
After being bombarded with a massive dose of gamma radiation while saving a young man's life during the testing of an experimental bomb, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was transformed into the Incredible Hulk: a green behemoth who is the living personification of rage and pure physical strength.
Thor is the Asgardian God of Thunder, and the son of the All-Father of Asgard Odin and the Elder Earth-Goddess Gaea. Combining the powers of Asgard and Midgard (Earth), Thor is arguably the greatest defender of both worlds. Armed with his enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir, which can only be lifted by those who are worthy, Thor is the mightiest warrior in all of Asgard. A staunch ally for good and one of the strongest beings on Earth, Thor is also a founding member of the Avengers.
Jay Garrick is the original, Golden Age, super-speedster, and was the first to have the mantle of the Flash and a founder of the Justice Society of America. It was Jay Garrick's legendary heroics that inspired Barry Allen.
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