Joe Kubert

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Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 12, 2012 (85)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 12, 2012 (85)

About

Legendary comic book artist and founder of The Kubert School whose work included "Sgt. Rock," "Hawkman," "Tor," and "Tales of the Green Beret." His 2003 graphic novel, "Yossel: April 19, 1943," garnered great acclaim.

Before Fame

He attended Manhattan's High School of Music and Art with future collaborator Norman Maurer. They often cut class to pitch their work to various publishers.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997 by the Harvey Awards and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.

Family Life

He was born into a Jewish family who arrived in Brooklyn when he was only two months old. He had five children with his wife Muriel Lee.

Associated With

He admired the work of Stan Lee.