Back in the early 70s I remember my Dad coming home with a brown grocery bag full of comic books which he had bought at a garage sale on his way home from work. There was a wide variety for me to choose from. Dell, Gold Keys, DC, Marvel, Charlton. There was one Spider-Man comic book in that huge bag; issue 115 of Amazing Spider-Man. That was one of the comics in that bag that would ignite my decades long love affair of all things comics. The other comic book in the bag was Brave and the Bold #113. It was one of DC’s “100 Page” giant sized issues. This was my introduction to comics legend Joe Kubert.
Over at DC, those faces were Kubert and Aparo. I loved Kuberts art. It seemed much more mature to me for some reason. My kid mind saw something different on the page than it was used to with most other comic art. If comic book heroes existed in real life then they must, my young mind deduced, surely look like a Joe Kubert drawing.
So I just wanted to say thank you Mr. Kubert for all the years of enjoyment you provided, all the terrific art and all of the inspiration you gave to so many.