Sgt. Rock / Hawkman creator Joe Kubert dies aged 85

Colleagues and fans have been paying tribute to comic-book artist Joe Kubert, who has passed away at the age of 85 after a short illness. Kubert was closely associated with DC Comics with his most famous creations Sgt. Rock, a World War II infantryman, and Hawkman, an airborne crime fighter. He also created Tor, a prehistoric hero.

In 1976, he founded the Kubert School with his wife. Through this academy, he helped train a generation of comic-book artists. As the USA’s only accredited trade school for comic-book artists, it enrolls students from around the world.

Read the New York Times obituary HERE

Tributes have been paid to Kubert on numerous comic-book sites including ComicVine and Newsarama and the Forbidden Planet blog