Batman by Neal Adams Book One

Batman by Neal Adams Book One

by Neal Adams

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Overview

Experience all of Neal Adams' legendary Batman work—covers and stories—in chronological order! Batman by Neal Adams Book One contains Adams' contributions to the Dark Knight's legacy from 1967 through 1969, showing the process of introduction, adaption and innovation that the young artist brought to this legendary crime-fighter!

Over the years, only a handful of artists have truly shaped the look of DC Comics' Batman. But since the original creation of the character in the 1930s by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, undoubtedly the most influential individual to take up the mantle of the Bat is Neal Adams.

Beginning in the late 1960s and continuing through the 1970s, Adams' reimagining of "the Batman" revitalized the Caped Crusader for an entire generation of fans, rescuing him from TV-inspired campiness and returning him to his roots as a shadowy urban vigilante. In Adams' talented hands, Batman matured into "the Dark Knight"—a transformation that not only delighted readers and inspired his creative peers, but also planted the seeds for the 21st century's explosive growth of comics and superheroes into every corner of the world's popular culture.

Collecting stories from World's Finest Comics #175-176 and The Brave and the Bold #79-85.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401277826
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 508,942
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Neal Adams was born June 6, 1941 in New York City. He attended Manhattan's High School of Industrial Art and, while still a student, found work ghosting the Bat Masterson syndicated newspaper strip and drawing gag cartoons for Archie Comics. Neal received his own comic strip based on the popular TV series Ben Casey in 1962. The strip ran until 1965 at which time Neal made the move to comics for Warren Publishing and DC Comics. Neal's realistic style on Deadman and Green Lantern/Green Arrow, at odds with the more cartoony comics of the day, made him an immediate star. He became DC's premier cover artist, contributing radical and dynamic illustrations to virtually the company's entire line. Neal's work has also appeared in Marvel's X-Men, The Avengers, and Thor, on paperback book covers, and on stage, as the art director for the Broadway science fiction play, Warp. In the 1970s, Neal and partner (and frequent inker) Dick Giordano started the art agency Continuity Associates out of which came, in the 1980s, Continuity Comics. Neal is the winner of several Alley, Shazam, and Inkpot Awards, and was inducted into the Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.

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