Industry legend Joe Kubert has passed away at the age of 85.
Perhaps best known as artist of DC’s Hawkman and Sgt. Rock, according to his biography on the website of the art school he founded in 1976 – New Jersey’s The Kubert School – Kubert began drawing comic book professionally at the age of 12 in 1938. He also created, with Norman Maurer, the prehistoric character and book Tor. His long, distinguished career has included drawing, writing, editing and teaching, including fully writing and illustrating original graphic novels in the past several years.
He of course is the father of artists Andy and Adam Kubert, both celebrated comic book artists as well.Joe Kubert Presents #1 Joe Kubert was still drawing at the age of 85, having teamed with his son Adam on Sgt. Rock in the anthology Wednesday Comics in 2009, he teamed with his other son, Andy, on the art duties for Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, which saw its second issue published July, 2012. DC was also planning an October launch for Joe Kubert Presents, a six issue anthology limited series that was to feature stories by Kubert and other artist and writers. The debut 48-page issue was solicited with a new Hawkman story written and illustrated by Kubert. Various sources say Kubert was hospitalized briefly before his passing.