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Comicscape: RIP Joe Kubert

Standing on the shoulder of giants

By Joel Rickenbach     August 15, 2012
Source: Mania.com

I’m not sure what I can say about Joe Kubert that hasn’t already been said. His passing affects every single person working in the comic book industry. He was a titan, a first ballot hall of famer, a legend. When someone of Joe Kubert’s stature dies there’s always proclamations of tragedy coupled with our natural sadness. I personally see this as a time for celebration; Joe Kubert truly couldn’t have given more to the comic world and it’s fans. To say he left a legacy is an understatement. Just Google his name, and you could spend the rest of your day discovering all the amazing pieces of art he created over the decades. I guarantee you will find the breadth of his work staggering. He will never be forgotten- whether it’s his body of work, his school devoted to forwarding comic book art or his sons, Adam and Andy, who are becoming legends in their own right. I could sit here all day and regale you with tales of Joe Kubert’s artistic genius, but since we’re talking about a colossus of visual storytelling, I thought it would be a much better idea to show you.
 

What follows below are some curated works from Joe Kubert’s 70+ years of illustration and design, with a few comments by yours truly. I hope you lose yourself in his work the way I once did, and always will. 

 
You can argue which character brought out the best in Joe- Hawkman, Tor, The Viking Prince, Nightmaster… But no one would doubt the importance of Sgt. Rock, and Joe’s rendering of war in general. The image to the left may just be my favorite piece of Joe Kubert art- Staggering perspective, gorgeous use of shadow and a perfectly placed vertical 3-panel strip. The sketch on the right shows the amount of detail he put into his work. He truly had a style all his own.
 
 
It’s amazing to see how much of Kubert’s work was on adventure themed comics- a genre that’s all but disappeared today. People were still awed by the mysteries of the world back then, and artists like Joe helped fill in their imaginations with savage beasts and primal men and women. This corner of his work is also a great representation of his mastery of anatomy. Not every hero had to look like Charles Atlas.

 
 
Joe Kubert is rightfully lauded for his line work, but something that can’t be overlooked is his incredible sense of design. These are just three small examples, but tell me you wouldn’t grab any of these books off the rack based on their covers alone?
 
 
We’d be remiss if we didn’t represent some of Joe’s superhero work. Just look at that sphinx hurtling at Dr. Fate, or Batman helplessly strung up. If I ever get my hands on that issue of Atom and Hawkman, you can bet it will be framed. A side note- two of these covers feature The Gentleman Ghost, and I think it’s high time he became a major player in the DC New 52!

 

Further proof that Kubert was a master- he could tackle any genre, and it would always look as if he was born to draw it. Just looking at these covers makes me wish titles as diverse as these were on the shelves today. DC has brought back some titles, such as Haunted Tank, but instead of modern takes of these books, I think it’s time we had some intelligent throwbacks with action and adventure to spare. All they have to do is follow Joe’s lead…

 

Take it all in, boys and girls, you’re in the presence of a master. Do yourself a favor- on your next trip to the comic shop, pick up something by Mr. Kubert. Whether it’s an issue of Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, or something full of adventure from the longboxes, just soak it in, and be happy to have it. Rest in peace, Joe. Your talent and creativity will be missed.

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Joel Rickenbach is a curator of cult cinema at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA, and can be heard every week talking film, TV and other geekery on the You’ve got GEEK podcast. Follow him on Twitter and hilarity will no doubt ensue.

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lazerman 8/15/2012 2:21:55 AM

over 20 years ago, I thought I could try my hand at comic book artistry, I have stories I wanted to tell, characters I wanted to create, and I got so far as to even trying an introductory course in sequential art from the JOE KUBERT SCHOOL, but alas, I lack the patience, and above all, the raw TALENT needed for this medium.

But I still love the great stories and how a genius artist, like Mr Kubert could convey so much in a single image.

 

You will never be forgotten sir.  I Salute you.

 

ObiWannaJones 8/15/2012 6:44:57 AM

That issue #1 of Dr. Fate and The Batman with the Gentleman Ghost are fond memories of my childhood. Kubert was the master, and an artist of an entire generation.

monkeyfoot 8/15/2012 7:58:43 AM

I was never a fan of Kubert's style but I still acknowledge his greatness. Good journey to you,sir.

calhob 8/15/2012 8:17:35 AM

 I collect Sgt. Rock comics mainly because the covers Kubert drew were so amazing. I could frame every one.

shac2846 8/15/2012 8:53:48 AM

Does anyone know of joe kuberts work in collected edition that are still in print. I know about his tarzan work but I believe that is mostly out of print. Maybe they'll bring it back now. I have a few things of kubert (hawkman archives and a few others) but lots of stuff from his sons. I'd love to have more of his stuff in my trade collection. 

SarcasticCaveman 8/15/2012 1:12:16 PM

 Proof that the universe is an unfair place - a real talent passes while Rob Liefeld continues to draw the same three characters with HUGE shoulder pads and crooked guns.

joelr 8/16/2012 7:52:57 AM

Nice to hear everyone's love of Kubert. I'm thinking DC should put out a nice hardback of all his covers. An instant buy.

domino2008 8/18/2012 10:37:56 PM

Joe Kubert was one of the best siver age artists that enligned many with his many characters such as ; SGT ROCK , ENEMY ACE  , HAWKMAN . Just resently He did the coloring for NITE OWL with His son Andy who drew it . Such artwork will be missed , RIP JOE , let your images thrill generations in the future as did in the past.

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