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25 Great Joe Kubert Covers

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25 Great Joe Kubert Covers

I mentioned Joe Kubert’s great sequential work in the post about the passing of the comic book legend, but it occurred to me that his cover art was so amazing in and of itself that I should show you all some examples. Not a “The Best of Joe Kubert” type thing, as that’d take forever, but just a sampling of great covers by the man.

Enjoy.

One of the things that made Kubert unique was the variety of genres he excelled in. This was evident on this great self-referential cover…


Kubert could do superhero work (the great Dave Gibbons did a list in my recent book about 6 Great Silver Age Covers and this Kubert cover was one of the six)….


He could do breathtaking war covers….


He was a great Tarzan artist…


He, of course, was a great Sgt. Rock artist (defining the look for the hero)…


His layouts were marvelous, always one of the most striking artists out there…


I love Tor…


Talk about a striking cover….


This Hawkman cover won Kubert an Alley Award in the early 60s for best cover….


Another cool Tarzan one…


Kubert didn’t do a lot of Batman covers, but the ones he did, he did well…


I love the angles on this one, especially how everything lines up perfectly…


Viking Prince was a Kubert favorite. He even managed to get him into Sgt. Rock comics!


Here is a recurring theme in Kubert covers. I think I might even do a Drawing Crazy Patterns just on this style of Kubert cover….


Badass Enemy Ace cover…


I love the way Kubert combined his war covers with his superhero covers on this Hawkman cover…


I really enjoy the characterization that Kubert gives all the Easy Company on this cover. You could look at just this cover and know pretty much all you needed to know about all of the characters in the book…


Great Neal Adams-esque cover. For awhile there, DC had Adams, Kuberts and Nick Cardy ALL regularly doing covers for them. How awesome is THAT?


Striking war cover. On the early side for Kubert’s war work…


I like this one just because we get to see Kubert draw SO many different characters, including some he never would normally draw like Archie and Spider-Man…


I wished to finish off with covers from Kubert from just the last five years, to show how the octogenarian kicked some ass even in his later years…






Amazing. The last cover was from earlier this year (thanks to commenter Randy for the head’s up)! Simply amazing.

Thanks to the Grand Comics Database for the covers!