I mentioned how brilliant it would have been to see him drawing Batman, or a long-time DC artist Curt Swan drawing the likes of the Fantastic Four and he got straight into the theme. "What about Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez," he said, "who I think is one of the best artists who ever lived? I often think of that. I’ve always wondered why Stan never got Joe Kubert. Kubert was the counterpart to me. He was the DC man and I was the Marvel man. I loved Kubert’s stuff, from the time I was in junior high school, and he was just a year older than me, maybe less, and he was doing Hawkman and I was still in junior high!"
Joe Kubert would shift over to Marvel, albeit to work on The Punisher, but John Romita was wondering more about why Stan Lee never got Kubert over to Marvel when they were really hitting their stride in the late 1960s and into the 1970s. Just imagine, a Kubert Spider-Man, Hulk or Daredevil or even a Kubert classic X-Men. Sadly it wasn't to be.
|Sorry JR Jr, THIS I paid money for, and, sadly, next to it your Superman doesn't look anywhere near as good.|
Nothing to see here, move along.
But, hey, before we leave, here's what John Romita's Green Lantern looked like, in 1977, when, along with John Buscema, he was one of the major Marvel artists.