Neal Adams

Legendary comic book artist

Neal Adams had legendary “runs” on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy television show and transformed him into his present “Avenger of the Night” persona.

When people say “modern Batman,” they mean Neal Adams’ Batman.

His run led directly to the realistic incarnation seen in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Adams also is the creator of Ra’s al Ghul, now featured in the Arrow series, and pretty much created the Green Arrow and Merlyn characters we see in that television show today.

Last year, February was “Neal Adams Month” with 28 homage covers for DC Comics, penciled by Adams and inked by other artists in the likes of Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, Simon Bisley and Walt Simonson. He had the Batman Omnibus, the Green Arrow/Green Lantern Absolute, and his six-part “Coming of the Supermen” mini-series, which was a huge hit.

He also released a graphic novel, Blood, from Dark Horse. It featured the first animated lenticular lens cover ever done in this industry. The 38-page Harley’s Little Black Book, which is an homage to Superman vs. Ali, is on the stands now.

And a DC Komandi project will be in the stores soon, along with tons of variant covers.

Yet, there is another huge project Adams is working on, but we can’t reveal what that is quite yet. All we can say is that Neal Adams is on fire!

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