SOLD ON: Monday, 12/07/2015 12:22 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 6; Joe Kubert pencils and inks; 14.5" x 21"
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Pg. 6; Joe Kubert pencils and inks; 14.5" x 21"Not only a legend as a comic artist, Joe Kubert was a legend to all in the comics community in all capacities, and most notably as an educator and passionate supporter of new talent in the comics field. His reputation was built on his extraordinary, cinematic illustrations in adventure strips and comics such as Tor, and DC's line of war comics, which were indelibly tied to his muscular, yet emotional style. As far as superhero comics are concerned, he made no greater impact than on Hawkman, as Kubert's graceful line and jazzy portraiture meshed immaculately with the winged wonder's flights of fancy. To most Hawkman fans, Kubert is the preeminent draftsman for the Thanagarian hero, and nearly all artists who have tackled the strip since have, in one way or another, been paying homage to the master. This marvelous page, from one of the Silver Age Hawkman's earliest appearances, is a sterling example of Kubert's astounding sense of motion, with multiple panels of the winged hero in classic action. Hawkgirl also appears frequently on this classic page, making this a must-have for all DC hero fans and Kubert collectors. DC Silver Age art is tough to find, as few pages escaped the publisher's paranoid eagerness to destroy all original art used during their peak period to prevent theft and plagiarism, which makes this a rare treat indeed.
Joe Kubert (Sept. 18, 1926 - Aug. 12, 2012) began his career at the age of 13. He was also an art teacher and founder of The Kubert School. He is best known for his work on the characters like Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Tor, Son of Sinbad and the Viking Prince.