Joe Kubert RIP (1926-2012)

Posted by G-Man (39196 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate doing these sort of write ups. Comics legend, Joe Kubert, dead at 85.

He was an amazing man. He's contributed so much to the industry, including opening up the Kubert School in New Jersey in 1976. Take a look at all the issues he worked on here. He will be missed. We would like to share our condolences to the Kubert family and friends.


Statement from DC Entertainment.

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.

- DC Entertainment Executive Team

#1 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

My heart.

#2 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP :(

#3 Posted by Mutant X (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

Horrible news. Mr. Kubert is a huge inspiration to me and has had a massive influence on the comic book industry. To an amazing creator and a legend, rest in peace. You will be missed.

#4 Posted by The_Tree (8514 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace, Joe. He was a true master of the art form.

#5 Posted by hpwaz (241 posts) - - Show Bio

I was so shocked when I heard this. He was a legend, an inspiration, and an amazing man

#6 Posted by thecomicscove (412 posts) - - Show Bio

Met him at Comicpalooza just a couple months ago. Took a brochure for his school, and shook his hand. He will be missed. :(

#7 Posted by Mandrewgora (301 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw him drawing at a panel at C2E2, this is really sucky news.

#8 Posted by ItsygoSkywallWOW (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in Peace Joe Kubert

#9 Posted by The Poet (8646 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace...


#10 Posted by Mercy_ (92961 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow :( What a loss. RIP, sir.

#11 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19148 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw man, I was just reading some old Sgt. Rock comics.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Kubert.

#12 Posted by chalkshark (1253 posts) - - Show Bio

Another light goes out in the industry. This one shined long and bright. Condolences to his sons.

#13 Posted by Webjaker (369 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by spider-man 2996 (726 posts) - - Show Bio

That sure is some sad news.He was one of my favourite artists and will terribly missed.

#15 Posted by MrArrogant (161 posts) - - Show Bio

It's devastating to loose such a living legend, the man may be dead but his legacy will last a lifetime, he achieved greatness in his life and will be sorely missed.

#16 Posted by fojtikbt (148 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP Mr. Kubert.

#17 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (6375 posts) - - Show Bio

Met him at Baltimore Comic Con a couple years ago.Wow, R.I.P Mr. Kubert.

#18 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1157 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the actual legends of the industry, at least his work will live on through his students for generations to come

#19 Posted by RScottH08 (270 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P. to a real legend.

#20 Posted by Inverno (13750 posts) - - Show Bio

That was all of sudden :(

Descanse em paz.

#21 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest In Peace.

#22 Posted by britsera (205 posts) - - Show Bio

This career was roughly seventy years long.

#23 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12360 posts) - - Show Bio



#24 Posted by AttumaThurman (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn. We'll miss you.

#25 Edited by johnny_spam (2182 posts) - - Show Bio
Sgt. Rock & Company by Joe Kubert

Rest in peace Joe. My sympathies to his family. His legacy will live on.

#26 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

#27 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82980 posts) - - Show Bio


#28 Edited by onyxwave (56 posts) - - Show Bio

The great Joe Kubert was before my time yet I greatly follow and love the work of his sons and they wouldn't be where they are today without dear ol' dad. I've checked out a bit of his work over the years and I can mos def see where his talent has influenced not only the work of his sons but many others in the industry. Another comic and artist legend will be missed and my heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP Joe Kubert...your legacy lives on and is in great hands.

#29 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (40280 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP dude

Joe Kubert - the real Hawkman

#30 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1303 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace, Joe. You will be missed.

#31 Edited by NightFang (10850 posts) - - Show Bio


#32 Posted by Tyranisrex (16 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP Joe, thanks for all the good times and for showing us why the Rock always kept those bandoliers of .30 cal with him....

~Rex...going through the Sgt. Rock longbox....

#33 Posted by hpwaz (241 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by blueninjapanther (749 posts) - - Show Bio

That sucks. RIP Joe Kubert

#35 Posted by SniffumsActual (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Haven't read much of his work, but really love the stuff his son Andy has done. Another sad day for the comics industry.

#36 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4928 posts) - - Show Bio

Such a rich history in the comic industry. Rest in peace.

#37 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

Why must the good die young? (85 is still too young to kick the bucket, in my opinion.)

#38 Posted by Soldier zero (256 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a a old cliche, but I think it's appropriate considering Mr Kubert love for Sgt Rock.

So long Mr Kubert, you'll be missed.

#39 Edited by Fantasgasmic (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

I have never heard of this guy, and I dislike most of the characters he's created. I'm not gonna say he had an influence on me (at least to my knowledge) but it's still sad to hear that he's passed. A lot of these early comic writers and artists were just really cool PEOPLE, and it's always a shame when we lose someone who's really just a great person.

#40 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Lord! :( Sorry to hear that. I pray for Andy and Adam Kubert (they're one of my favorites artists!).

#41 Posted by The Sadhu (860 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P. Mr Kubert!

Another true legend has left us!

#42 Posted by etragedy (2630 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently reread Tor and it has held up pretty well.

At the time (last year or earlier this year) I couldn't believe there was no Joe Kubert page (or a blank one) here on ComicVine - so I filled it in, little did I know that it wouldn't be up for very long before his passing. :(

#43 Posted by Superguy0009e (2404 posts) - - Show Bio

Never read any of his work, but seemed like an amazing man and legend

#44 Posted by zombietag (1611 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP. what a legend

#45 Posted by THEBATFoE (112 posts) - - Show Bio

Sad. :( I give any of his family my condolences.

#46 Posted by pikahyper (14132 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn it, he was a good man :(

#47 Posted by bladewolf (1051 posts) - - Show Bio

What a tragic condolences for his family.

#48 Posted by jaredbright (205 posts) - - Show Bio


#49 Posted by Barkley (283 posts) - - Show Bio seem like an old friend so i will say old friend goodbye

#50 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2486 posts) - - Show Bio

NO! Aw, that is awful.

RIP Mr. Kubert.

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