Legendary comic book creator Joe Kubert has passed away at the age of 85.
Kubert, founder of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, was apparently hospitalized with an illness when passed.
Joe Kubert is a legend in the comic book industry having worked on comics since 1938 with well-known publishers including Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse and many more.
He is not only known for characters like Sgt. Rock and Tor, but was also an accomplished writer and editor.
The artist is survived by his five children including sons Andy and Adam, who are instructors at the Kubert Art School and comic book artists that followed in their father's footsteps.
Cosmic Book News would like to an extend our condolences to the family of Joe Kubert (September 18, 1926 – August 12, 2012).
Fellow comic book creators Mark Gruenwald (June 18, 1953 – August 12, 1996) and Mike Wieringo (June 24, 1963 – August 12, 2007) passed on August the 12th as well.
Artist George Perez posted the following on Facebook:
Rest in peace: Joe Kubert. You've inspired so many in this industry, including me. Thanks for all the years of wonder and imagination, and the willingness and dedication to passing down so much of your knowledge and experience to the generations that followed. You have left a great legacy like few others could ever hope to achieve. May we prove worthy of it all.