Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And… Everyone Else

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran a Separated At Birth article looking at commissions made by Josef Rubinstein, best known for inking Marvel Comics' The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, and the first Wolverine comic. And what appeared to be… rather direct inspirations. That appeared to be the tip of the iceberg.

RD Tondro has gone to town putting together a comparison list, which he has allowed Bleeding Cool to share. And… yes, it is rather extensive. Consider this a second bite of the cherry.

Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Jim Starlin.
Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and John Buscema.
Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Ron Lim.
Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Michael Walsh.
Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Jack Kirby.
Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Neal Adams.
Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Brian Bolland.
Separated At Birth: Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Tom Morgan.
 Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Ryan Peterson.
Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Neal Adams.
Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else
Josef Rubinstein sketch and Gabrielle Dell'Otto.

Josef Rubinstein And... Everyone Else

Separated At Birth used to be called Swipe File, in which we presented two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences, or works of the lightbox. We trusted you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you were are unable to do so, we asked that you please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File didn't judge; it was interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal, who originally ran this column and the now-defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.