In a move that shocked even our sense of right and wrong, DC Comics can't give Joe Kubert even 100 words.
Source: REMEMBERING JOE KUBERT
This weekend saw the passing of Joe Kubert, an unquestionable comic book legend. Kubert, 85 years old when he passed, left a mark on the comic book industry that will never be equaled.
Although one would be hard pressed to find any current creator that has not been influenced by Kubert, what people most know him for is the 3+ decades he put in with DC Comics. Which is why The Outhouse was surprised to find that while sites such as CBR, The Beat, Bleeding Cool and countless others wrote memorable pieces memorializing the creator, DC could only bother to throw together a one paragraph in memory piece on their website, but that they had the gall to use the piece to sell comics?
"We are saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Joe Kubert. An absolute legend in the industry, his legacy will not only live on with his sons, but with the many artists who have passed through the storied halls of his celebrated school. His latest work on BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL was among his best, and 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.
As you can see, DC did not take the time to thank Kubert for his legendary contributions to comics, acknowledge his phenominal runs on titles like Hawkman and other silver age greats, or for founding the Kubert School - a staple in the development of great comic books artists. Instead, DC chose to promote their cash-cow Before Watchmen, citing Kubert’s work on the title as “his best”. Clearly the hapless intern tasked with writing the obituary hasn’t done his homework.
On other Words, DC is using the passing of an industry great to make money. This is known as “Pullin' a P. Diddy” in the Hip Hop community.
From everyone at The Outhouse: Stay classy, DC
Since the publication of this article someone over at DC with either a semblence of comon sense or self preservation has "fixed" the blog post:
"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."
While a better send off, the innitial point still stands: how could DC not have spent at least an hour writing up an actual send off to one of thier greatest creators?
(Because we know none of you will believe that DC was this insensitive, we give you the screen shot taken by our own Jeremy Shane, Xaraan)