By Todd Allen
Joe Kubert continues to be pretty active over at DC. Currently inking his son, Andy, on Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, Joe’s going to be having his own anthology at DC. Joe Kubert Presents is slated to have a six issue run, debuting on Halloween. Joining Kubert for the anthology are Brian Buniak and Sam Glanzman.
Don’t feel bad if Buniak’s name doesn’t sound familiar to you. He’s a Humor and Caricature teacher at The Kubert School. They have him listed as doing work for Mad and Cracked, as well as Thunderbunny and The Limbaugh Letter. He’s doing an Angel and the Ape story for the first issue.
Sam Glanzman is war comics royalty, and will be adding another installment of his long running accounts of life on the U.S.S. Stevens, on which he served during WWII. Oddly, the U.S.S. Stevens material has appeared in both DC’s war titles and as original graphic novels for Marvel.
The first issue will be 48 pages. It isn’t immediately clear what the ongoing page count will be or what other guest artists will be appearing in future issues. If future line-ups are like the first issue, this could be a very interesting and unusual series.
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This fall, don’t miss the start of a far-ranging collection of stories from comics legend Joe Kubert (BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL) and other great talents. A six-issue anthology mini-series, JOE KUBERT PRESENTS kicks off on October 31st.
The inaugural issue spans 48 pages and includes a Hawkman epic written and illustrated by Kubert, a tale of Angel and The Ape from writer/artist Brian Buniak, and a return to comics for writer/artist Sam Glanzman with a new tale of the U.S.S. Stevens.
“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 THE SOURCE. “This is it. I’ll be doing Hawkman, Spit, The Redeemer, Sgt. Rock and The Biker in this 6-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.”