Joe Kubert, the influential comic book artist and writer whose rugged, hyper-masculine artwork included Tarzan, the flying super-hero Hawkman, the World War II infantryman Sgt. Rock, and graphic novels about the Bosnian war and the Holocaust, died Aug. 12 at a hospital in Morristown, N.J.
A spokesman at Mr. Kubert's comic trade school, the Dover, N.J.-based Kubert School, said the cause was multiple myeloma.
Mr. Kubert, whose career spanned more than seven decades, started in comic books during the industry's infancy as a boy prodigy. He was perhaps best known for the two war comics he cocreated for D.C. Comics with writer Robert Kanighter, Sgt. Rock and Easy Company, as well as Enemy Ace.