Legendary Comic Book Artist Joe Kubert Passes Away at 85


The comic world has lost a legend, and the world lost a great man.

Joe Kubert, who’s name needs no introduction to those vested in the world of comic books, has passed away today at the age of 85. Kubert is best known for his work on Hawkman, Sgt. Rock and a slew of other military comics, as well as for founding The Kubert School, which has produced countless talents.

Not much is known about the reason for his passing, but fellow comic artist Dave Gibbons sent out this tweet:

Reliable source confirms that Joe Kubert had been in hospital and has passed away. So sorry to hear this. A great artist and a great man.

Two of the biggest names to come out of the Kubert School were his sons, Andy and Adam Kubert. This is very sad news, as Kubert is one of pioneers of the modern comic art form, and he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, Mr. Kubert.

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