One of the highlights for me at NYCC 2012 was the panel discussion and preview trailers of the animated rendition of this truly great Frank Miller story, The Dark Knight Returns Part 2. The panel was made up of legendary Warner Brothers, DC producer Bruce Timm and the talented voice director Andrea Romano, moderated by Gary Miereanu.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (TDKR) was originally written back in 1986, and still to this day remains one of my favorite comics ever made. It put Frank Miller on the map for me as an amazing story-teller. Honestly I was never a huge fan of Frank Miller’s art style, but his writing is phenomenal. Continue reading
Written by: Christopher Lee
Although I’ve only met you as a fan, you ran a school that honed the amazing skills inherent in a good handful of my friends, and the friends I’ve met through them, that they met through you.
That being so, you’ve sort of vicariously filled my life with a good many talented artists that never cease to impress me with their imagination and skill, I thank you for giving me that wonderful sense of pride in people I care about.
It may seem a weird tribute, but it’s an honest one, and one I can attribute to him on a personal level.
Just to give you an idea of the level of talent this legend of comics had. Well, for one, he ran the Joe Kubert School of Art here in NJ that many of my friends have gone to.
Aside from that, check out a couple of his “quick sketches”… (little known fact, although Kubert didn’t create Hawkman per se, he was instrumental in creating the Hawkman as we know his character today)
One of the awesome old weird covers of the golden age!
a lil’ Batman for ya…
Joe Kubert, thought, yes, you will be missed, your legacy will live on in the art of every student coming out of your school, and of course, all the wonderful art and imagination you’ve left in your wake.