And why was today chosen as Read A Comic In Public Day? Because it's Jack Kirby's birthday! And if you don't know who Jack Kirby is, than you're not much a comic book reader. Jack Kirby is responsible for some of the greatest comic books created. With Joe Simon, Stan Lee or by himself Mr. Kirby's creations are the building blocks for a lot of what's out there now. Captain America, Fantastic Four, Challengers of the Unknown, Hulk, Thor, the New Gods....the list goes on and on. Without Jack Kirby comics would be a lot poorer.
Happy Birthday Jack Kirby!