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Image of the Day | Joe Kubert and Andy Kubert in 1965

How better to remember the late, great Joe Kubert than with this 1965 photo from the Morris County, New Jersey, Daily Record showing him at the drawing board with son Andy (age 3 1/2)? “The Green Beret” mentioned in the caption is Tales of the Green Beret, the comic strip the elder Kubert drew from 1965 to 1968 (it spun out of the novel of the same by Robin Moore).

The DC Comics blog featured the photo about two years ago, when Joe and Andy Kubert were collaborating on the first two issues of DC Universe: Legacies. Andy wrote at the time: “I came across this old newspaper photo in my files that I had totally forgotten about which my mom had given me about 15-20 years ago. It was taken in my dad`s studio in the house I grew up in … his studio was above the attached garage overlooking the woods in the backyard. I still remember the smell of the paper and ink in there. He would let me set up a little area to draw and read comics as he drew. I loved the war, mystery and Superman and Batman comics. He would also show me a few drawing tricks (and still does!). From the looks of the photo, I don’t know how he put up with me in there!”

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Imagine Joe’s pride at having two sons so accomplished (as well as having a granddaughter in the industry). It might almost be as great as the pride those sons take in having so legendary a father. It’s very appropriate that father and son worked on Legacies, because there was legacy at its best. (And while the story in that series was forgettable, the Kubert art was, as always, something to behold.)

That picture makes my eyes tear up.

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