Neal Adams - Batman battles gnomes

Batman Odyssey #5, April 2012, DC Comics

Batman: "This day, gnomes will see how men fight! And bones break, men eat through straws!"

Adams' artwork in the 2011-2012 series (there was a six-issue version in 2010-2011) is comparatively more like sketchbook pen drawings compared to the tight finish that was put into his earlier Batman work (however, it should be said, even in this relaxed 'sketchbook' mode, Adams' work is still head and shoulders above in storytelling skill versus so many superhero comics of 2013).

The writing quality also has a disjointed story-telling attitude, with word balloons repeating visual actions or acting as strange footnotes to the scene.

Batman by Neal Adams - with gnomes

Neal Adams

Neal Adams

Green Lantern #87, Dec 1971 - Jan 1972, Neal Adams / Dick Giordano cover

Brave and the Bold #79, Aug - Sep 1968, Batman and Deadman team - Neal Adams Art

Brave and the Bold #90, June-July 1970, Neal Adams Cover

Detective Comics #402, Aug 1970, Manbat page

Detective Comics #402, Aug 1970, Manbat page B

Detective Comics #404, Oct 1970, Neal Adams Cover

Detective Comics #404, Oct 1970, Neal Adams Enemy Ace

Detective Comics #404, Oct 1970, Neal Adams Batman in pursuit

Detective Comics #407, Jan 1970,Neal Adams Cover

Detective Comics #418, Dec 1971, Creeper Cover by Neal Adams

100 Page Super Spectacular Cover, DC-6 1971

Batman #200 Cover

Batman Odyssey #1 (2nd series), May 2011, Neal Adams Cover

Batman Odyssey #5 (2nd series), April 2012, Cover - Neal Adams

Batman Odyssey #5 (2nd series), April 2012, Batman fights gnomes

Batman Odyssey #6 (2nd series), May 2012, Batman Talia Page

Worlds Finest Cover issue #200, Neal Adams 1971