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Joe Kubert dies at 85; comics artist created 'Sgt. Rock'
Joe Kubert dies at 85; comics artist created 'Sgt. Rock'

Joe Kubert was never a superstar comics artist — his work didn't have the necessary bombast or polished edges — but the man who drew ragged, soulful soldiers in "Sgt. Rock," "The Haunted Tank" and "Enemy Ace" did something his characters would have admired: Kubert marched farther and longer than anyone else and proved himself a natural leader.Kubert, 85, who died Sunday in Morristown, N.J., of multiple myeloma, leaves behind a legacy spread across comic books published in eight decades and built into the walls of the Kubert School. The school, founded in 1976 in Dover, N.J., by the artist and his wife, Muriel, is the nation's only accredited trade school for comic book artists. Its...

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