Monday, 19 May 2014

PART FOUR OF NEAL ADAMS' BATMAN COVER GALLERY...


Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS.  Images copyright DC COMICS

What can be said about the mighty NEAL ADAMS that hasn't already been said countless times by others far better equipped than I to say it?  A genuine legend of the comicbook biz, up there in the top ranks alongside KIRBY, KUBERT, SWAN, DITKO, INFANTINO and the like, he's still drawing today as well as he ever did.  If you're a fan of the man and his work, you really should visit his website (if you haven't already), which can be found in my Blog list on the right-hand side of the page.

However, that's enough waffle from me - Neal's work speaks for itself, so without further ado, let's get straight into what we're all here for - admiring the stunning covers on show before us.

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

Pencils & inks by NEAL ADAMS

10 comments:

Gey Blabby said...

Ah! Bisto — now we're getting to the good stuff, Kid, and there's some absolute stonkers due soon, too: his Beatles cover, for one, and his Man-Bat trio. We're not quite there yet, I don't think, but you can see him starting to highlight the creature-of-the-night aspects of the character.

Kid said...

And remember, GB - "Bisto thickens!"

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Great stuff, wish I had a some of these comics in my collection -Batman 220 is a pretty iconic cover for me as I vividly recall in advertised in DC comics around that time and I was fascinated by what the story was all about as the cover really was gripping (well I was only 10 years old in 1970)- I think a few of these strips were writen around this time by Fran Robbins who I always liked as a writer (hated his art until I hit around 20 years old -been colleting his stuff ever since) Detective 396 is a strange one to me looks more like a late / mid 70s cover with the white background - Looking forward to the Beatles cover I cant recall that one

Kid said...

Fran Robbins? I assume that'll be the burd who had a sex change operation (called a 'strapadictomy') and changed her/his name to Frank, eh? The one I like, McScotty, is 'The Secret of the Waiting Graves' - a classic.

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Well I could have done without typing "Srapadictomy" into my search engine :)

"The Secret of the Waiting Graves' ( written by Frans brother Frank) was reprinted in "Dynamic Classics" issue 1 - I just picked that up in City Centre comics last months for a £1 - I didn't realise that was the story in Detective comics issue 395 as there is a new (not so good) Neal Adams cover on Dynamic Classics.

Kid said...

I have two (perhaps three) issues of Dynamic Classics #1 (featuring Batman and Manhunter) - it turned out to be a one-off, so it's a bit of a collectors' item. You did good getting it for £1, McScotty.

cerebus660 said...

"Secret Of The Waiting Graves" is one of my all-time favourites, too. First read it in the "Batman: From The '30s To The '70s" book then bought a pretty good copy of #395. A spooky classic. DC certainly went for the "Gothic" style in a big way back then, didn't they?

Kid said...

Sure did, Cerebus. Talking of 'From the '30s to the '70s' book, 'The Demon of Gothos Mansion' is another cracker. I preferred Batman from this era - one-off stories, and much more entertaining than in recent years.

-3- said...

Yeah, okay.
There were times when i would concede that Neal Adams was probably the better Batman artist. But Jim Aparo was still my favorite.

Kid said...

It would've been interesting to see Aparo's Batman inked by Adams.

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