Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Up 'n Adams: Neal is the real deal.....

In the late 1960s through '70s, there was no bigger superstar in comics than NEAL ADAMS. He brought realism to superhero comics in a way unseen at the time and copied ad nauseum ever since.

In the 1980s, Neal Adams covers such as these on a printing of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN made me grab the books from my library and turned me onto Burroughs' masterful prose.

In just the last few years, I've become a huge fan of the 1970s run of PHANTOM STRANGER (I wrote about the Stranger's adversary, Dr. Thirteen, in BACK ISSUE magazine #36). Adams did the awesome, suspenseful covers on those PHANTOM STRANGER comics. Here are some highlights...Joyeux Bastille Day!

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