Out of all the panels, pages, and images in the first issue of Joe Kubert Presents, the first page is my favorite bar none, and might be panel of the year for me next to the censoring Hawkeye head.
Wish Mr. Kubert did a show where he was at the artist desk and telling stories like this ala The Twilight Zone, The Ray Bradbury Theater, or Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Instead, we got Todd McFarlane talking about hell and such on three seasons of Spawn.
RIP Mr. Kubert. And Mr. Bradbury.
How NOT to write a tribute to an artist who inspired and trained a generation of comic creators.
At 1:45 PM EST on August 13, 2012, this was found on this link.
No mention of Sgt. Rock, no mention of Hawkman, no artwork at all, not even a mention of his sons Andy and Adam Kubert. Just a brief blurb and a plug for something they’re about to publish.
Tactless and pathetic, DC Comics.
I try to convince myself they’ll do better, but this is DC Comics 2012. That ship sailed a long time ago.
No character reminds me of Joe Kubert more than Sgt. Rock, commander of Easy Company, the roughest, toughest combat unit of the war. Raw, rugged comics. Iconic, not to mention one of the few DC Comics franchises focused on a hero that could be found in the real world.
So, to Joe Kubert, I say this with the utmost, profound, deepest respect: