28 Facts About Joe Kubert


Joseph Kubert was a Polish-born American comic book artist, art teacher, and founder of The Kubert School.


Joe Kubert is best known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt.


Joe Kubert is known for working on his own creations, such as Tor, Son of Sinbad, and the Viking Prince, and, with writer Robin Moore, the comic strip Tales of the Green Beret.


Joe Kubert was inducted into the Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.


Joe Kubert was born September 18,1926 to a Jewish family in Jezierzany in southeast Poland.


Joe Kubert immigrated to Brooklyn, New York City, United States, at age two months with his parents and his two-and-a-half-year-old sister Ida.


Joe Kubert began honing his craft at the Chesler studio, one of the comic-book packagers that had sprung up in the medium's early days to supply outsourced comics to publishers.


Joe Kubert would continue drawing the feature for the next three issues, and was doing similar work for Fox Comics' Blue Beetle.


Joe Kubert drew several Hawkman stories in that title as well as in All Star Comics.


At St John, writer Norman Maurer and artist Joe Kubert created the enduring character Tor, a prehistoric-human protagonist who debuted in the comic 1,000,000 Years Ago.


Joe Kubert contributed work to Avon Periodicals, where he did science-fiction stories for Strange Worlds and other titles.


For EC Comics, Joe Kubert drew a few stories for Harvey Kurtzman's Two-Fisted Tales alongside EC stalwarts Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and John Severin.


Joe Kubert served as DC Comics' director of publications from 1967 to 1976.


Joe Kubert taught a number of students who later became notable professionals, including Amanda Conner, Eric Shanower, Steve Lieber, and Scott Kolins.


Joe Kubert provided art for several anniversary issues of key DC titles.


Joe Kubert wrote and drew a collection of faith-based comic strips beginning in the late 1980s for Tzivos Hashem, the Lubavitch children's organization, and Moshiach Times magazine.


Joe Kubert made a return to writing and drawing in 1991 with the Abraham Stone graphic novel Country Mouse, City Rat for Malibu Comics' Platinum Editions.


Joe Kubert returned to the character for two more stories, Radix Malorum and The Revolution published by Epic Comics in 1995.


Joe Kubert drew the first issue of Stan Lee's Just Imagine.


Joe Kubert drew Tex, The Lonesome Rider, written by Claudio Nizzi and published by SAF Comics in 2005, and then wrote and drew Sgt.


In 2008, Joe Kubert returned to his Tor character with a six-issue limited series published by DC Comics entitled Tor: A Prehistoric Odyssey.


In 2012 Kubert and the Joe Kubert school produced a syndicated comic strip, "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates", reprinted in Comics Revue.


Joe Kubert worked at DC Comics for five years as an editor on the Batman titles, and left to work on the X-Men titles at Marvel Comics in June 2014.


Joe Kubert's grandson and graduate of The Joe Kubert School, Orion Zangara, is a comic-book artist who is currently working on a graphic novel trilogy for the Lerner Publishing Group.


Joe Kubert died of multiple myeloma on August 12,2012, a month short of his 86th birthday.


Joe Kubert was predeceased by his wife Muriel in 2008.


Joe Kubert was inducted into the Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997, and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.


In 2009, Joe Kubert received the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society.