R.I.P. Joe Kubert (1926-2012)

Comics legend, Joe Kubert best known for his work on the DC Comics Sgt. Rock and Hawkman died of multiple myeloma on August 12, 2012, three weeks short of his 86th birthday.

Joe Kubert was an American comic book artist and founder of The Kubert School. He is best known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. His sons, Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert, have themselves become successful comic-book artists.
Kubert’s other creations include the comic books Tor, Son of Sinbad, and Viking Prince, and, with writer Robin Moore, the comic strip Tales of the Green Beret.

Kubert was inducted into the Harvey AwardsJack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997, and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.

Kubert also opend the Kubert School in New Jersey in 1976.

The DC Entertainment Team also released the following statement:

“We are saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Joe Kubert. An absolute legend in the industry, his legacy will live on through his remarkable talent, with his sons and with the many artists who have passed through the storied halls of his celebrated school. An important member of the DC Comics family, Joe made an indelible mark on the entire DC Comics universe including his renowned and award-winning work on iconic characters such as Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Hawkman and most recently Nite Owl. We are so honored to have worked side-by-side with such an unforgettable force in both comics and in life.”

We all here at TEMPLAR DIGITAL would like to share our condolences to the Kubert family and friends. The Comic Book world has lost yet another great legend and he will be greatly missed.

-Brian Lansangan
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