Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was the co-creator of the character The Hulk. In 1962, he helped Stan Lee come up with the idea/plot of the giant monster. He also penciled the first five issues, as well as 19 other issues in later years. Kirby has commented on his influences in drawing the character, recalling as inspiration the tale of a mother who rescues her child who is trapped beneath a car. He also said, "As long as we're experimenting with radioactivity, there's no telling what may happen, or how much our advancements in science may cost us."