August 14th, 2012 at 8:23 am

Goodbye, Joe

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The first Joe Kubert comic book I ever bought, when I was eight years old:

The moment I knew what an impression Kubert had made on my 12-year-old psyche, spotting this on the comics page and immediately knowing it was by “the Sgt. Rock guy”:

The comic book that made me an admirer of the man’s art for life:

The comics series I bought consistently without a second thought, even though I’d pretty much stopped buying all comics at the time, and couldn’t care less about the lord of the apes:

Thanks, Joe Kubert, for creating some of the flintiest and most confidently powerful images that formed my childhood reading.

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