Mark Frauenfelder at 2:48 pm Sun, Aug 12, 2012
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Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are saluting comic book legend Joe Kubert, who passed away today at the age of 85.
A true giant, respected all over the world. Will be sorely missed.
crazy, I never knew who he was but drove by his school often in Dover, NJ, small world!
I was a huge Sgt. Rock fan when I was a wee punk. His art work was gritty and real.
I loved Joe Kubert. His sons aren’t bad either, but he was a real master.
I could always find 12 cents for a Sargent Rock comic book in my younger days.
Sgt. Rock was my absolute favorite comic as a kid. I think my younger brothers even had some Sgt. Rock action figures. R.I.P. Joe Kubert.
We have lost a truly Great ‘American Artist’
Rest in peace, Joe Kubert
Those were great comics. And National Lampoon did a great tribute to him as one of their comic book inserts called “Sgt. Nick Penis and the Brass Balls Battalion” some time around ’75
R.I.P. Joe, and thank you.
I remember Joe selling his latest (at the time) graphic novel, “Abraham Stone: Country Mouse City Rat” during the ComiCon and offering to draw anything on the flyleaf.
Of course I requested Sgt. Rock and watched in awe as Joe effortlessly recreated Rock before my eyes. A truly legendary artist and one hell of a nice guy.
I will miss you Joe.
I hope you, Frank, Dave, Jack, Will and the rest are having some kickass drawing discussions and competitions.
If you’re anything more than a casual fan of American comic books, Joe Kubert is recognizable not only for his World War II-themed comic books, but the famous school he ran that produced a long line of great comic book artists. He will be missed. :’-(
I was just cleaning out some boxes at the home this weekend and found my stash of Sgt Rock comics. Great artist but his talents live on by those he inspired.
I have a Sgt Rock pint glass that i drink out of almost every day. Some of the first comics i owned were his, and he definitely made a big impact on me as an artist. Kubert was one of the industry’s biggest and best. We lost a real treasure, and he will be deeply missed.
Was a big fan of Sgt Rock growing up. Thanks Joe RIP.
posted a few comments on aint it cool news’ website about their lack of an obit for kubert and got this in response from their comics guy:
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