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April 28, 2022

Neal Adams has died

Born June 15, 1941 – Died April 28, 2022

Adams' fame rested on his groundbreaking work on Batman in the 1960s into the 1970s (and later), plus his long career that included self-publishing, independents, Marvel and DC and just about everyone else that was publishing in the 70s and 80s. Apart from his artwork skill, though, Adams was instrumental in challenging Warner Bros to treat comic book people better, in particular Adams strongly worked on getting recognition for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the 70s during a time when Warners was gearing up for the big release of the first Superman movie, meanwhile Superman creators Shuster and Siegel were living precariously in near poverty. That wasn't the only time Adeams worked to better the plight of comic book artists and writers.

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Neal Adams, Batman Comic Artist and Eisner Hall of Fame Inductee, Dies at 80Variety


Neal Adams, influential comic artist and creators' rights advocate, dies at 80 – Among his many achievements, he revitalized Batman, co-created characters like Ra's al Ghul and John Stewart, and forced comic publishers to pay creators more.EW Entertainment Weekly

The Adams/O'Neil team also took a politically engaged tone with their Green Lantern/Green Arrow comic, which sent Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen on a road trip across America. These two "hard-traveling heroes" encountered social problems of the day like racism, pollution, and drug addiction — the latter was memorably dramatized in a storyline that featured Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy becoming addicted to heroin. They also co-created John Stewart, the first Black Green Lantern and one of the first Black superheroes in DC period."


Neal Adams, Comic Book Legend, Dead at 80 – RIP to the renowned artist who helped transform Batman into the superstar he is today.Gizmodo

Neal Adams Dies: Comic Book Legend Who Revitalized Batman, Fought For Artists’ Rights, Was 80Deadline Hollywood

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Of course, the number of comic-book films now pipelined may simply indicate Hollywood’s poverty of ideas and serve further to underline the studios’ reluctance to take risks with original material. The ready-made mythologies of the comic hero are, commercially at least, a far safer option. Comic-book writers have had to reinvent their characters for each new generation, developing distinctive brand identities and evolving labyrinthine histories for scriptwriters to plunder.

At a time when mainstream film-making is overwhelmingly driven by marketing concerns, the lure of familiar archetypal figures – each with a distinctive iconography and an arsenal of desirable hardware – is proving difficult to resist. Batman, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four are a marketing executive’s wet dream: their logos and tag lines are already invented, widely recognised and just waiting to be writ large across the screen.



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George Perez has been staple of the comic industry for decades now. His characters, stories, and artwork have provided genre defining moments that people still fawn over to this day. From his work on Justice league, The Avengers, and Teen Titans, to iconic event series like Infinity Gauntlet and Crisis on Infinite Earths, George has literally been the artist of our childhood dreams and has brought countless young people into the wonderfully vibrant world of Superheroes.

Since the shocking revelation of Mr. Perez's terminal cancer diagnosis; prayers, praise, and admirations have poured in like a tidal wave from fans and creators alike. Marvel comics recently released a special tribute panel in in the pages of Avengers #55, appropriately titled "George Pérez: Once An Avengers... Always An Avenger". The panel featured some of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes (many of whom featured in George's Avengers run) raising a glass in toast to the artist. Furthermore, in an act that many thought impossible, DC and Marvel recently announced a partnership with Hero Inititative to produce a limited rerelease of Jurt Busiek and George Perez's iconic JLA/Avengers crossover. Proceed for the sale of this reprinting will be going to the Initiative's general fundraiser (of which Perez is a founding member).


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Original page May 18, 2022