Aug 13, 2012

RIP Joe Kubert

CBR reports that Joe Kubert has passed away at the age of 85. Joe was a real legend in the comics industry and has been active since the Golden Age of Comics. The creator of Hawkman and Sgt. Rock, Kubert didn't restrict himself to superheroes and did such personal works as the journalistic FAX FROM SARAJEVO. He was also the founder of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, alumni of which include his sons Andy and Adam, and other notable comics personalities such as Rick Veitch, Tom Mandrake, and Jan Duursema. He was in the middle of inking Andy's pencils on BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL, and CBR says that in October, DC will release a 48-page one-shot entitled JOE KUBERT PRESENTS. It will likely be chronologically the last work of his that will be published.

Rest in peace, Joe Kubert. You will not be forgotten.

1 comment:

The Professor said...

Oh this is quite sad. Joe Kubert is one of my heroes. His DC war comics and his run on Tarzan are both fabulous; they were a huge part of my childhood.

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