Showing posts with label Joe Kubert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joe Kubert. Show all posts

Joe Kubert's Tex: The Lonesome Rider coming soon in English

Available for pre-order now from Amazon, Dark Horse is publishing an English edition of the Joe Kubert-illustrated Western graphic novel "Tex: The Lonesome Rider," originally published in Italian.


American icon Joe Kubert and Italian writer Claudio Nizzi collaborated on the exhilarating western Tex: The Lonesome Rider at the turn of the century--and this standalone graphic novel is now available to a wider English-language audience! Tex hunts down four ruthless killers who massacred a peaceful farming family, using his detective skills, ranger's experience, and brute force to track down his targets! However, each killer is cunning and skilled in his own right! This is the first U.S. edition of a graphic novel that was drawn by Kubert in the early 2000s!

Fantagraphics preview Joe Kubert: Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures Archives

This one looks nice, an upcoming collection of the great Joe Kubert's early horror tales. Check out a preview here.

Joe Kubert sealed his reputation as one of the greatest American comicbook cartoonists of all time with the four-color adventures of Sgt. Rock of Easy Company, Enemy Ace, and Tarzan, all done for DC Comics during the 1960s and 1970s (themselves already the subject of archival editions)... but he had been working in comics since the 1940s. In fact, young Kubert produced an exciting, significant body of work as a freelance artist for a variety of comic book publishers in the postwar era, in a glorious variety of non-super hero genres: horror, crime, science fiction, western, romance, humor, and more.

For the first time, 33 of the best of these stories have been collected in one full-color volume, with a special emphasis on horror and crime. The Kubert work in this book is that of a burgeoning talent attacking the work with tremendous panache, and in the process, developing a style that became one of the most distinctive in the medium.

Since these stories were written and drawn in the pre-Comics Code era, they are more thrilling, violent and sexy (by contemporary standards) than much of his later, Code-constrained work. And just the titles of the comic books from which these stories are taken are wonderfully evocative of a bygone era of four-color fun: Cowpuncher, Abbott and Costello Comics, Three Stooges, Eerie, Planet Comics, Meet Miss Pepper, Strange Terrors, Green Hornet Comics, Whack, Jesse James, Out of This World, Crime Does Not Pay, Weird Thrillers, Police Lineup, and Hollywood Confessions.

As with Fantagraphics’ acclaimed Steve Ditko and Bill Everett Archives series, Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures boasts state-of-the-art restoration and retouching, and an extensive set of historical notes and an essay by the book’s editor Bill Schelly, author of the Art of Joe Kubert art book and Man of Rock Kubert biography.

Remembering Joe Kubert

I was on vacation on this blog on autopilot over the past week, so I'm late in paying tribute to Joe Kubert, one of the all-time great American comics artists, who passed away Aug. 12.

I grew up seeing Kubert's work in Sgt. Rock and on various other DC titles. He was a true original, with an easily identifiable, original style and had been around for decades by the time I discovered him. He worked, as just a kid on Hawkman, and other characters back in the Golden Age. He also had a notable run on Tarzan for DC in the 1970s. In fact, he was one of the greatest Tarzan artists, up there with Hal Foster, who, along with Milt Caniff, was an obvious influence on his art. And he helped discover and educate many young comics artists via his Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art.

We were lucky to have him around for so long, and to see so much of his great work.

Here's a sampling of his art.

DC Comics announces Joe Kubert anothology title

Here's a nice move: DC Comics is paying tribute to a still-with-us master of comics art, providing Joe Kubert with a six-issue series in which he evidently gets to do whatever the heck he wants:

 JOE KUBERT PRESENTS kicks off on October 31st.

The inaugural issue spans 48 pages and includes a Hawkman epic written and illustrated by Kubert, a tale of Angel and The Ape from writer/artist Brian Buniak, and a return to comics for writer/artist Sam Glanzman with a new tale of the U.S.S. Stevens.

“I've been given the privilege to design the kind of comic book that I would enjoy reading and one in which I'd like to participate,” Kubert told THE SOURCE. “This is it. I'll be doing Hawkman, Spit, The Redeemer, Sgt. Rock and The Biker in this 6-issue anthology. In addition, the book features the wonderful talents of Sam Glanzman and Brian Buniak. I had a blast doing it. I hope it blows you away.”
 Here's the cover of issue 1:

Three paperbacks on the way in DC Comics' Joe Kubert Library

Three of the great cartoonist's works will be available in paperback "Joe Kubert Library" editions in May. The titles include: "Yossel," "Jew Gangster" and "Dong Xoai."

Joe Kubert details his Vietnam-themed graphic novel

“Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965,”...tells the true story of a detachment of twelve Special Forces soldiers on a basic recon mission into a village fifty-five miles northeast of Saigon that turned suddenly deadly. At the time the OGN is set, the Battle of Dong Xoai was the largest conflict between the Viet Cong and South Vietnamese Army during that stage of the Vietnam War.

More here.