Wednesday, January 19th @ 6:00pm EST:


JOE KUBERT (1926—2012) entered the comic book field in the 1940s as a teenager drawing for DC Comics. In the early Silver Age of Comics (circa 1956-70), Kubert maintained continuity with his ’40s roots by returning to Hawkman, a character rendered by many artists since, but given his most definitive treatment by Kubert, despite a brief run of only six issues.

Kubert’s name and unmistakable, unforgettable style—a gritty pen line and bold brushwork that made him perhaps the most expressive artist of his generation—became synonymous with war comics during The Silver Age because of years of service drawing World War II’s heroic American Sgt. Rock, and then later, the offbeat antihero, World War I German flyer Enemy Ace.

But it was Kubert’s taking on, in 1972, the comic book version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most famous creation, Tarzan, that provided the perfect stage for Kubert’s sui generis style—for so very rarely in comic art history has an artist’s style been so superbly suited to his subject matter. Kubert’s slashing strokes, scratchy pen lines, and sure spotting of rich blacks were an ideal match for the dark continent’s savage jungle milieu that Tarzan inhabited.

So join comic book historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he displays, in his free webinar, covers, pages and panels culled from Kubert’s entire Tarzan run of 1972-75. You’ll discover—or rediscover—what made Kubert’s Tarzan the definitive version of Burroughs’ immortal character!


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