Batman, by Neal Adams 1971

Neal Adams studied Industrial Arts in New York, and went to work as an advertising artist at the age of 19. He started his comics career at the Newspaper Enterprise Association. For many years, he worked as an anonymous dailies artist, breathing life into series such as 'Ben Casey', 'Peter Scratch', 'Rip Kirby', and 'The Heart of Juliet Jones'. In the late sixties, Adams began to work at DC and Marvel comics. Ever since that time, he has made his mark with dynamic and unconventional superhero stories.

Ben Casey, by Neal Adams

For DC, he has illustrated 'The Spectre', 'Batman', 'Superman', 'El Diablo' and 'Deadman', a character he gave a more human dimension. Among his most notable DC work is 'Green Lantern'/'Green Arrow'. At Marvel, he cooperated on 'X-Men', 'The Inhumans', 'The Avengers' and 'Conan the Barbarian'. Adams was also present in the magazines National Lampoon and Creepy, as well as the fanzine Venture.

Werewolf, by Neal Adams

In the late seventies, Adams moved beyond the drawing board and began managing his art studios and publishing label, Continuity Associates, with Dick Giordano. Continuity published titles like 'Crazyman', 'Urth 4', 'Zero Patrol', 'Valeria', 'Cyberrad', 'Samurree' and 'Revengers', and also made its name in the field of animation. In addition, he took over 'Ms Mystic' at Pacific Comics in 1982, and produced the mini-series 'Deathwatch 2000' for that same publisher eleven years later.

Neal Adams photo © 1966 The Newspaper Enterprise Association
photo © 1966 The Newspaper Enterprise Association

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