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REMEMBERING JOE KUBERT

Mon, 08/13/2012 – 9:26am
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“We are saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Joe Kubert. An absolute legend in the industry, his legacy will not only live on with his sons, but with the many artists who have passed through the storied halls of his celebrated school. His latest work on BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL was among his best, and we are so honored to have worked side-by-side with such an unforgettable force in both comics and in life.” – DC Entertainment Executive Team

Aaaand about 100 disgusted comments later, someone from the DC PR department realizes they should probably not have tried to insert BEFORE WATCHMEN plugs in the ludicrously short memorial for one of their all time great work-horse artist and editors. The amended text reads:

“We are saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Joe Kubert. An absolute legend in the industry, his legacy will live on through his remarkable talent, with his sons and with the many artists who have passed through the storied halls of his celebrated school.  An important member of the DC Comics family, Joe made an indelible mark on the entire DC Comics universe including his renowned and award-winning work on iconic characters such as Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Hawkman and most recently Nite Owl.  We are so honored to have worked side-by-side with such an unforgettable force in both comics and in life.” – DC Entertainment Executive Team.

 

Still far too short for someone who did so much for them, to say nothing of it being written by some nameless PR flack, but I guess it’s a step up. For a more fitting memorial and career retrospective, head over to Comics Reporter.

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