Posted by KaijuKingGojira (1414 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: Jack Kirby vs Stan Lee (37 votes)

Jack Kirby 68%
Stan Lee 32%

I have a Basic understanding of Stan Lee and pretty much no understanding of Jack Kirby ,this is a question of who had the greater impact to the Marvel Universe and who was a better writer.

#1 Posted by KingOfAsh (3636 posts) - - Show Bio

Definately Jack Kirby. Jack Kirby did most of the writing for Marvel, and some more for DC too. Only Will Eisner has a greater inpact on Western comics.

#2 Posted by nightwing444 (283 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan was more important for Marvel (although how much of it can be credited to him is questionable)

Kirby was easily the more mature and Better writer. Check his New Gods

#3 Edited by Squalleon (4834 posts) - - Show Bio

Jack Kirby.

I remember seeing somewhere that in their FF run Stan Lee actually just polish Kirby's dialogue suggestions.

Plus once Kirby left the title the FF went downhill even though Lee stayed.

His work in DC showed what imagination he packed.

#4 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (6028 posts) - - Show Bio

Jack Kirby

Dude basically invented Marvel. Yea Stan gets most of the credit, but then again; Jack aint here is he?

#5 Posted by Billy Batson (58293 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a reason why Kirby is called the King and Lee the Man.


#6 Posted by Saren (25056 posts) - - Show Bio

Kirby hands down.

#7 Posted by judasnixon (7168 posts) - - Show Bio

Kirby Krackle..... That all I have to say......

#8 Posted by SHARKBEARAGATOR (1667 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a reason why Kirby is called the King and Lee the Man.


#9 Posted by tg1982 (2712 posts) - - Show Bio

I absolutely love Stan "The Man" Lee, but I got to go with Kirby as well. He co-created many iconic Marvel characters a long side Stan Lee. And of course my favorite...

#10 Posted by sinestro_GL (3321 posts) - - Show Bio

Jack Kirby fo sho

#11 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

Kirby. Lee has some great stuff under his belt but I think as far as characters and concepts go the King has him beat.

#12 Posted by Cezar_TheScribe (2615 posts) - - Show Bio

#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (15059 posts) - - Show Bio

Kirby.Never liked Stan Lee or even cared for the guy.

#14 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Stan but Kirby

#15 Posted by LP (653 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this even really a debate? One was a creator and the other was the creator's editor.