Monday, September 18, 2023

Remembering Artist Joe Kubert

Remembering artist Joe Kubert (September 18, 1926 - August 12, 2012) on his birthday.  Known more for his work on DC characters like Sgt. Rock, Hawkman and Viking Prince, here, a look back to the 1950s, with a fantasy caveman named Tor, and his pet monkey, Chee-chee; work done for the St. John company.

Even more fun...the first issue was named One Million Years Ago, while the second issue 3-D Comics, with 3 variant covers and sizes (and, the third even had additional material)....before the title of the book became Tor.

One Million Years Ago (September, 1953) and 3-D Comics #2 (1st comic, October, 1953)


3-D Comics #2 (2nd magazine, October, 1953 and 3rd comic, November, 1953)


Tor #3 and #4 (May and July, 1954)


 Tor #5 (October, 1954)


Tor lived in a prehistoric fantasy world, filled with dinosaurs and sabretooth tigers...a fun and fertile playground for an artist like Kubert.

Even DC and Marvel (and more!) had runs with Tor later...over multiple decades!

A pretty big achievement for just a caveman, but very worthy with that incredible Kubert art!

Still, because you might want to see Kubert at some of his usual haunts, a little Hawkman art is here, a covering of Ragman is here, and, a team up of Sgt. Rock and Viking Prince is here!

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