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(Bleeding Cool)   Legendary comic book artist Joe Kubert, known for his work on Sgt. Rock, Tor, Hawkman, dozens of original graphic novels, and for starting a school for cartoonists and graphic artists, is dead at 85   (bleedingcool.com) divider line 31
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2012-08-12 11:05:00 PM
RIP funny-book man

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2012-08-12 11:11:17 PM
I had no idea he was still alive.

Now I'm sad.
 
2012-08-12 11:47:14 PM
A great artist, comics or otherwise.

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2012-08-13 12:18:50 AM
He was going strong even in his eighties. A first rate professional that managed to keep his deadlines... Even when his kids could not.
 
2012-08-13 12:21:15 AM
And creator of one of the oddest little corners of the DC universe, Haunted Tank.

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2012-08-13 12:30:15 AM
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Recall riding my bike to the dug store impatient for the new issues each month. Aways a bonus when they showed up a bit early.
 
2012-08-13 12:41:26 AM
Sad. He's the guy who designed Clint Eastwood's face
 
2012-08-13 12:45:24 AM
I loved his "Tarzan" comics when I was a kid.
 
2012-08-13 01:06:38 AM
Fans of Kubert's work will want to check out Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965 the story of the Battle of Dong Xoai that he did a couple of years ago. An innovator, trail blazer, and story teller who was still turning out fantastic work after 70 years of comic book work.
 
2012-08-13 02:25:54 AM
Reading about Kubert so much and seeing all these amazing covers for his war books makes me want to try reading some. Can anybody recommend a good compilation to try them out?
 
2012-08-13 02:43:56 AM

arrr_matey1978: Reading about Kubert so much and seeing all these amazing covers for his war books makes me want to try reading some. Can anybody recommend a good compilation to try them out?


If you can deal with black and white reproductions of stuff that should be in color, DC's Showcase Presents: Sgt. Rock, or Showcase: Enemy Ace volumes.

However, Amazon has the first two Sgt. Rock Archives available at a rather cheap price at the moment, so those are worth buying.
 
2012-08-13 04:21:00 AM
Don't worry he'll reincarnate and reunite with Jack Kirby in the next life, just as he has for the last few thousand years.
 
2012-08-13 04:24:16 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Amazon has the first two Sgt. Rock Archives available at a rather cheap price at the moment, so those are worth buying.


Are the archives in color or black and white?
 
2012-08-13 04:39:30 AM

Red Shirt Blues: FirstNationalBastard: Amazon has the first two Sgt. Rock Archives available at a rather cheap price at the moment, so those are worth buying.

Are the archives in color or black and white?


Archives are high end reprints, in full color, usually around 200-250 pages per book.

Showcase Presents volumes are cheap black and white reprints, usually around 1,000 pages per book.
 
2012-08-13 05:33:36 AM
God, there's almost no one left. Just Stan 'The Thief' Lee.

/andy and adam are hacks
 
2012-08-13 06:53:31 AM
Red Shirt Blues:
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Recall riding my bike to the dug store impatient for the new issues each month. Aways a bonus when they showed up a bit early.

Me likey. Still have all of mine. Also Jonah Hex, House of Secrets, House of Mystery.
 
2012-08-13 08:42:07 AM
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He was 85. And yet he produced this artwork for Marvel early this year. If anything I aspire to be as hardworking as this guy as I grow older.

R.I.P. Joe.
 
2012-08-13 09:25:20 AM

robohobo: God, there's almost no one left. Just Stan 'The Thief' Lee.

/andy and adam are hacks


Blah blah they're probably still better than you blah blah blah.
 
2012-08-13 09:40:05 AM

robohobo: God, there's almost no one left. Just Stan 'The Thief' Lee.


You forgot this guy
 
2012-08-13 10:57:16 AM

GeeksAreMyPeeps: robohobo: God, there's almost no one left. Just Stan 'The Thief' Lee.

You forgot this guy


Also John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, and Steranko.
 
2012-08-13 10:58:45 AM
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Reportedly inconsolable.

/RIP, drawer man
 
2012-08-13 10:59:00 AM
Had to do an oral report in middle school on an artist and their influence. I think everyone else picked the obvious choices, DaVinci, Picasso, etc.

I picked Joe Kubert.

The teacher was pretty miffed until she saw his work and how he brought realisim to his war comics in a way that was never done before.

He will be missed.
 
2012-08-13 11:38:23 AM
WTF is with all the comic book greenlights over the past year or so on FARK? Did Drew decide he needed to capture the abject retard niche?
 
2012-08-13 01:10:41 PM

SevenizGud: WTF is with all the comic book greenlights over the past year or so on FARK? Did Drew decide he needed to capture the abject retard niche?


Apparently. Welcome to fark.
 
2012-08-13 01:14:27 PM

Pyynk: GeeksAreMyPeeps: robohobo: God, there's almost no one left. Just Stan 'The Thief' Lee.

You forgot this guy

Also John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, and Steranko.


And Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott and Steve Ditko.
 
2012-08-13 01:20:43 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Pyynk: GeeksAreMyPeeps: robohobo: God, there's almost no one left. Just Stan 'The Thief' Lee.

You forgot this guy

Also John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, and Steranko.

And Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott and Steve Ditko.


Hell, Sal Buscema was inking Spider-Girl monthly until the book ended in 2010.

In fact, out of all of them, I think the only one who doesn't do some type of comic book work at least once a year is Ditko, because Ditko went around the bend thanks to Ayn Rand.

/Joe Kubert was probably the most prolific of the older guys, though. He was still cranking out OGNs and even the occasional monthly issue.
//and he started working in the 1940s, drawing Hawkman stories, and the Hawkman chapters of the JSA in All Star Comics.
///created the classic Silver Age Flash look, as well.
 
2012-08-13 01:22:30 PM

FirstNationalBastard: arrr_matey1978: Reading about Kubert so much and seeing all these amazing covers for his war books makes me want to try reading some. Can anybody recommend a good compilation to try them out?

If you can deal with black and white reproductions of stuff that should be in color, DC's Showcase Presents: Sgt. Rock, or Showcase: Enemy Ace volumes.

However, Amazon has the first two Sgt. Rock Archives available at a rather cheap price at the moment, so those are worth buying.


By all means, get Showcase: Enemy Ace. You don't need colors to see how incredibly furious and inventive his layouts were. RIP.
 
2012-08-13 01:50:40 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: And Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott and Steve Ditko.


Am I the only comics fan less-than-impressed with Ditko's work? It's always looked so...I don't know...wooden? I was re-reading some old Valient comics this weekend, and there's one issue of Solar he drew where the anatomy is really bad and all of the people look forcibly posed.
 
2012-08-13 02:49:55 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Pyynk: GeeksAreMyPeeps: robohobo: God, there's almost no one left. Just Stan 'The Thief' Lee.

You forgot this guy

Also John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, and Steranko.

And Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott and Steve Ditko.


Yeah I thought about putting Ditko on my list, but much as I love his mainstream work, that particular version of Ditko has been gone a long, long time. And it's a damn tragedy because if anyone deserves a victory lap or two it's Ditko.
 
2012-08-13 03:23:16 PM
I am not a fan of Ditko, nor someone like Carmine Infantino (also very old and still kicking,) but their art had big influence on a lot of artists I do enjoy.

Ditko gets on the list as he was the first to draw Spider-Man, and created the costume.
 
2012-08-13 03:40:36 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I am not a fan of Ditko, nor someone like Carmine Infantino (also very old and still kicking,) but their art had big influence on a lot of artists I do enjoy.

Ditko gets on the list as he was the first to draw Spider-Man, and created the costume.


His Doctor Strange was really fun too. I think I enjoyed him on that even more than his Spidey work.
 
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