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R.I.P. Joe Kubert (1926-2012)

Written by Zechs on Monday, August 13 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
R.I.P. Joe Kubert (1926-2012)

The comic legend has passed away at the age of 85.

Source: Joe Kubert Passes, Aged 85

Co-written by:  Linwood Earl Knight




Like any storytelling medium, there are those whose work in Graphic Storytelling has given them a name that stands apart from the thousands who have ever worked in the medium. Among those distinguished persons, there is a select group of legendary creators, whose works have stood out even further and are remembered throughout time, serving as an inspiration for fans and creators alike. Today, one of those legends is no longer with us, as Joe Kubert has passed away today at the age of 85.


When one thinks about Joe Kubert, one of the first things that comes to mind is the now famous “Kubert School” which has produced many distinguished graduates ranging from Dan Duncan (IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Adam Warren (Creator of Dirty Pair), Jared K. Fletcher (DC’s New Frontier), Amanda Conner (Artist of Power Girl), Alex Maleev (Daredevil). However, one has to ask, how did the Kubert name get so well known that it could front a school in the first place? It was due to the work that Joe put in during his formative years.


Kubert, one of the most talented artists of our time, is best known for being the founder of the Kubert School and co-creating the comic book characters Sgt. Rock, Tor, and Ragman. His extensive body of work includes  legendary runs on books such as: Hawkman, Tarzan, and various Sgt. Rock and Tor miniseries. 


The entire Outhouse staff wishes to express their thoughts and prayers to the Kubert Family and to all of Joe's friends.




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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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