Kubert at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
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Adam Kubert is an American comic book artist known for his work for publishers such as Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and DC Comics, including work on Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Superman and Ghost Rider.
Kubert was rated by Wizard magazine as one of the "Hot 10 Writers and Artists" in the industry.[dead link] He is the son of Joe Kubert and brother of Andy Kubert, both comic book artists as well. Born in Dover, New Jersey, all three Kuberts are instructors at the Joe Kubert School located there, which Joe Kubert founded, and at which both brothers studied.
Adam Kubert is the son of Muriel (née Fogelson) and Joe Kubert. His siblings include a sister, Lisa, and brothers David, Daniel, and Andrew. He and his siblings grew up in Dover, New Jersey. He began his professional comics career at age 12 as a letterer. He went on to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating with a degree in medical illustration. He subsequently attended his father's The Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey.
Adam Kubert is known for his work at Marvel Comics. From 1993 to 1996 he illustrated 17 issues of writer Larry Hama's run on Wolverine between issues #77 to 102. From 1997 to 1998 he illustrated 12 issues of Peter David's run on the The Incredible Hulk from #454 to 467, as well as the -1 issue (July 1997).
From late 1998 to early 1999 Kubert drew X-Men #81 - 84, on which he was teamed up with European colorist Richard Isanove, who subsequently followed Kubert to Ultimate X-Men, employing the pencils-to-color approach seen on most of Ultimate X-Men covers.
In 2001, Kubert drew the new Ultimate X-Men title, penciling the first four issues, and then illustrating 16 various issues beginning with #7, before leaving the title with issue #33 (July 2003). In 2004, he began a run on Ultimate Fantastic Four, once again with writers Mark Millar and Brian Michael Bendis, illustrating that book's first six issues, and then issues 13 - 18.
Both Adam and his brother Andy signed exclusive contracts to work for DC Comics in early June 2005.
Kubert's first project for DC was illustrating "Last Son", a Superman story arc co-written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, which ran in Action Comics #844–847, 851 and Action Comics Annual #11. Issue #845 was released on December 3, 2006 to similar acclaim and again DC had to go back to press for a second printing on the February 23, 2007. Issue #846, part 3 of the "Superman: Last Son" storyline, was originally scheduled to be released December 30, 2006 was released on February 28, 2007. The next part of the story was scheduled to be a 3D issue released in April 2007. Further delay forced DC Comics to bring in substitute creative teams and delay the fourth part of the "Last Son" storyline and 3D issue to #851, which was released in early July 2007. The final part of the storyline was in Action Comics Annual #11.[dead link] The annual went on sale on May 7, 2008.
His last work for his latest tenure at DC was the Batman and The Outsiders Special, released in February 2009. This issue, written by Peter Tomasi, highlighted Alfred Pennyworth's efforts to recruit a new team of Outsiders in the wake of Batman's apparent death. After the release of the book, Kubert said he was pleased with his work at DC and had done, "what [he] set out to do," which was to draw Superman.
Return to Marvel
May 2009 marked Adam Kubert's return to Marvel, his first interior work being published as one of two stories in Wolverine #73 and 74. Following this he contributed several covers to New Mutants and Wolverine: Weapon X, and penciled the "Dark Reign" tie in, The List: Amazing Spider-Man.
While he has returned to penciling for Marvel, he will continue to work for DC, contributing the stories for the upcoming Wednesday Comics Sgt. Rock feature, drawn by his father. He has since stated that he is Marvel-exclusive, but they are allowing him to work on the Sgt. Rock feature as he had signed on to do it before his contract at DC was up.
- Batman: Batman vs. Predator (Inked the entire mini series over Andy Kuberts pencils. Received an Eisner Award for his contribution)
- Clash (DC, pencils and inks)
- Jonny Quest (Pencils and inks)
- Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (Marvel, pencils)
- Wolverine (Marvel, pencils)
- Onslaught: X-Men, Onslaught: Marvel Universe (Marvel, pencils)
- Incredible Hulk (Marvel, pencils)
- Uncanny X-Men (Marvel, pencils)
- X-Men (Marvel, pencils)
- Ultimate X-Men (Marvel, pencils)
- Ultimate Fantastic Four (Marvel, pencils)
- Hawkman (DC, cover pencils)
- "Action Comics" (DC, pencils and inks)
- Last Will and Testament (DC, pencils)
- "Batman and the Outsiders special" (DC, pencils)
- Wednesday Comics #1-12 - Sgt. Rock. Writer Adam Kubert, with art by father Joe Kubert. (2009)
- "Hot 10 Writers & Artists – Comics". WizardUniverse.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2008-04-03.[dead link]
- Jennings, Dana. "Paper, Pencil And a Dream", The New York Times, December 14, 2003. Accessed March 29, 2012. "Mr. Kubert said that Dover, which has 18,000 people and is bisected by the Rockaway River, suits him. He and his wife, Muriel, raised their five children here, and it was here that they opened their school."
- "SaveExportEmailPrintCiteKubert, Joe 1926-". HighBeam Research. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
- Jennings, Dana (December 14, 2003). "Paper, Pencil And a Dream". The New York Times. Accessed March 29, 2012. "Mr. Kubert said that Dover, which has 18,000 people and is bisected by the Rockaway River, suits him. He and his wife, Muriel, raised their five children here, and it was here that they opened their school."
- "WonderCon Special Guests," Comic-Con Magazine (Winter 2010), p. 19.
- Adam Kubert. The Kubert School: Faculty. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- Johnston, Rich (June 7, 2005). "Lying In The Gutters". Comic Book Resources.
- "More Action Comics Scheduling Woes". Newsarama. Retrieved 2008-04-03. "A note to let everyone know that our "Last Son" finale has been moved to Action Comics Annual #11 to accommodate Adam [Kubert]'s schedule and allow us to continue on with our Action Comics run."[dead link]
- Renaud, Jeffrey (June 4, 2008). "Meltzer Bridges Final Crisis with Last Will and Testament". Comic Book Resources.
- "Adam Kubert Talks Batman and The Outsiders @ NYCC 2009". Newsarama. 2009
- Birdie, Benjamin. Review of Wolverine #73. Comic Book Resources. May 13, 2009
- "Dark Reign - The List: Amazing Spider-Man One-Shot (2009) #1". Marvel.com. Accessed April 1, 2010.
- Renaud, Jeffrey. "Wednesday Comics: The Kuberts". Comic Book Resources. July 22, 2009
- "Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine (2010) #1". Marvel.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
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