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DC Comics celebrated America’s birthday today by announcing Joe Kubert Presents, a “far-ranging collection of stories from comics legend Joe Kubert.” The first issue of the six-issue anthology arrives on Halloween.
The 48-page first issue will feature a “Hawkman” story written and drawn by Kubert, as well as an “Angel and the Ape” story by Brian Buniak and a new “U.S.S. Stevens” tale by Sam Glanzman.
Buniak, a caricature artist and current instructor at The Kubert School, has contributed to Mad Magazine and Cracked in the past, as well Thunderbunny in the 1980s. Glanzman, meanwhile, is probably best known for his war comics, many of which were set on the U.S.S. Stevens, the ship he served on during World War II. He also co-created the former Charlton/now DC Comics character Sarge Steel, and worked on several DC war titles like G.I. Combat, Weird War Tales and Sgt. Rock. He also inked Tim Truman’s wonderful work on the Joe Lansdale-written Jonah Hex miniseries that Vertigo published in the 1990s.
“I’ve been given the privilege to design the kind of comic book that I would enjoy reading and one in which I’d like to participate,” Kubert told DC’s The Source blog. “This is it. I’ll be doing Hawkman, Spit, The Redeemer, Sgt. Rock and The Biker in this six-issue anthology. In addition, the book features the wonderful talents of Sam Glanzman and Brian Buniak. I had a blast doing it. I hope it blows you away.”
Here’s the cover for the first issue: