“He revived Batman, saved the X-Men, challenged the system and changed comics forever.”
– Wizard Magazine
“Describe him in one word? Genius.”
– Joe Quesada, Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics.
“He’s a pivotal figure in the world of comics. He has positively altered the state, the ethical structure of the industry, and always for the better.”
– Harlan Ellison
“Adams transformed Batman into the sleek, brooding Dark Knight depicted onscreen for the past two decades.”
– Brian Lowry, Variety
“Who is the greatest living comic book artist? As I’ve said before, my vote is for Neal Adams”
– Geoff Boucher, LA Times
Neal had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy TV 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 The Dark Knight movies. Creator of Ras Al Ghul , now featured in the Arrow series, and pretty much created the Green Arrow, and Merlyn characters we see in the Arrow TV show.
Last year, February was “Neal Adams Month” with 28 homage covers for DC, penciled by Neal and inked by other artists the likes of Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, Simon Bisley, and Walt Simonson.
He had the Batman Omnibus, and the Green Arrow, Green Lantern Absolute, and his six-part Coming of the Supermen mini series which was a huge hit.
He also had his graphic novel called 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. The DC Komandi project is also in the stores, along with tons of variant covers.
There is yet another huge project Neal is working on, but I can’t reveal what that is quite yet. Neal Adams is on fire!