Joe Kubert RIP (1926-2012)

Posted by G-Man (19514 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 (5591 posts) - - Show Bio

My heart.

#2 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP :(

#3 Posted by Mutant X (1543 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 (8286 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#5 Posted by hpwaz (200 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 (164 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 (300 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 (8179 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace...


#10 Posted by Mercy_ (92010 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow :( What a loss. RIP, sir.

#11 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (18976 posts) - - Show Bio

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

Rest In Peace, Mr. Kubert.

#12 Posted by chalkshark (1225 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#13 Posted by Webjaker (366 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by spider-man 2996 (659 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by MrArrogant (149 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 (94 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP Mr. Kubert.

#17 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5975 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#18 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 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 (249 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P. to a real legend.

#20 Posted by Inverno (13417 posts) - - Show Bio

That was all of sudden :(

Descanse em paz.

#21 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest In Peace.

#22 Posted by britsera (204 posts) - - Show Bio

This career was roughly seventy years long.

#23 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12273 posts) - - Show Bio



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

Damn. We'll miss you.

#25 Edited by johnny_spam (2022 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 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

#27 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio


#28 Edited by onyxwave (55 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 (37001 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP dude

Joe Kubert - the real Hawkman

#30 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1240 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace, Joe. You will be missed.

#31 Edited by NightFang (10467 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 (200 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by blueninjapanther (676 posts) - - Show Bio

That sucks. RIP Joe Kubert

#35 Posted by SniffumsActual (6 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 (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#37 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 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 (250 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 (1033 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 (848 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P. Mr Kubert!

Another true legend has left us!

#42 Posted by etragedy (822 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 (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#44 Posted by zombietag (1491 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP. what a legend

#45 Posted by THEBATFoE (110 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#46 Posted by pikahyper (13237 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn it, he was a good man :(

#47 Posted by bladewolf (951 posts) - - Show Bio

What a tragic condolences for his family.

#48 Posted by jaredbright (204 posts) - - Show Bio


#49 Posted by Barkley (277 posts) - - Show Bio seem like an old friend so i will say old friend goodbye

#50 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2293 posts) - - Show Bio

NO! Aw, that is awful.

RIP Mr. Kubert.

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