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Neal Adams


Adam's influential upgrade of Superhero visuals changed comics for DC and Marvel forever

"I look at other people's work, especially the realistic guys - - that is, the guys who don't know how to draw, they don't know how to do "big foot," never did "big foot" stuff. They use photographs, they use other people's work, and they seem incredibly limited. They have no expansiveness in their work. They are a very constipated kind of artist. They do one kind of thing, and that's all they do. I don't understand that kind of thinking - - or dealing with the world... artistically. I don't understand how people can have that kind of limited outlook. From the point of view of exercising ability, to draw "big foot" stuff makes you see all kinds of shortcuts that are available in all kinds of different ways."

"One of the things I did early in my career, after I finished the strip, was become a cheerleader. I'd say, "This stuff is great!" I yelled at people for throwing out artwork. I got into a big hassle with the DC people. They'd wait three issues and then throw the artwork out, and I just stormed around the office yelling. This guy would be in the production room, and he'd be slicing pages so that they'd fit into the garbage can. I'd constantly talk to guys who were ashamed. Part of forming the Academy or the Guild was to try and get people to be proud of what they were doing. People would say it was awful, and they'd go through embarrassing experiences. At a party they'd say they did comic books, and they'd never be able to defend it; you know, people would attack it. ...You go to europe and it's totally different. The best thing you can do to a comic book artist is send him to Europe."

From Will Eisner's Shop Talk, published by Dark Horse Maverick, June 2001. Quotes are from the 1983 intervew between Will Eisner and Neal Adams printed in the book. amazon.com



Neal Adams - Coming of the Superman

Coming of the Supermen - Neal Adams

Darkseid War Special Cover

Darkseid War - Neal Adams

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Batman and the Beatles

Batman and the Beatles

Batman #222, June 1970 - Cover art by Neal Adams


Green Lantern - Green Arrow 78

Green Lantern - Green Arrow 78 - Neal Adams


The Phantom Stranger #13

The Phantom Stranger 13 - June 1971 - cover by Neal Adams

The Phantom Stranger #13, June 1971, cover by Neal Adams


Superboy #155

Superboy 155 - Neal Adams Art - April 1969

Art by Neal Adams


100 page super spectacular Neal Adams

Neal Adams cover DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #6 1971


Jimmy Olsen #115

Jimmy Olsen 115 Cover by Neal Adams - Featuring Aquaman

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #115, October 1968. Cover art by Neal Adams


Please Tell me Your Secret Identity

Superman - Please Tell me Your Secret Identity - Neal Adams

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olson #121, Neal Adams Art


Superboy #151 Superboy 151

Superboy #151, October 1968, Cover art by Neal Adams

Lois Lane #82 - Neal Adams

Lois Lane 82 - Neal Adams


Neal Adams Batman

Neal Adams Batman

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Batman #220- Neal Adams Cover art

Batman 220 - Neal Adams Cover


Neal Adams Spectre and Deadman

Neal Adams art: Spectre and Deadman


Ben Casey Comic Strip

Ben Casey Neal Adams Comic Strip

Neal Adams 1964 newspaper comic strip work. See the strip in it's original orientation here.


The Art of Neal Adams Volume 1

Marvel Comics vs. DC Comics, with Atomic Mouse in the middle.
Art of Neal Adams

1975 Magazine-sized collection of Adam's artwork, published by Sal Quartuccio. 36 pages.

The cover artwork above was colored by Rich Corben.


Neal Adams - Brave and the Bold

Brave and the Bold Issue 90 Cover by Neal Adams


Neal Adams Batman Odyssey 2011 - Talia Page

Batman Odyssey Neal Adams


Neal Adams Batman

Neal Adams Batman Art



Savage Tales
Conan the Barbarian

Savage Tales - Neal Adams' Conan Cover

Savage Tales cover by Neal Adams

"More savage than ever"


Batman Annual #14

Batman Annual 14 - Cover art by Neal Adams

Cover art by Neal Adams


Neal Adams Justice League of America #138

Justice League of America 138 Neal Adams Cover

More Justice League of America Covers (1960 - 1987 Series)


Action Comics #466

Action Comics #466

Action Comics #466, Dec 1976, Cover art by Neal Adams


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


The official Neal Adams Web Site is here.



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