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The most luxurious book to-date devoted to the legendary Batman and X-Men comicbook and Tarzan book-cover artist, Neal Adams. From his Ben Casey newspaper strips to Creepy magazine work to groundbreaking comic books, Adams' work serves as an inspiration for every illustrator who works in the field to this day. His topflight 60s and `70s Marvel and DC work are perennial sel ...more
Hardcover, 150 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS (first published September 1st 2010)
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Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This oversized hardcover featuring some of Neal Adams' art - from his early work as an 18-year old, to the present day - presents Neal's journey and evolution as an artist through many different types of works and projects. Written by Neal Adams himself, this was a candid and revealing insight into one of my favourite artists' professional life. This book is way too short and over way too soon, but as it is (currently) one of the only books of its kind, it will have to do. Here's hoping for a 60 ...more
Dec 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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This book is a mixed bag, literally and figuratively speaking. For Neal Adams, the legendary Batman, X-Men and Tarzan artist, you actually don't see a lot of work from those titles. It has a bit of everything, from the old Ben Casey newspaper comic strips to personal works and paintings, but you still wish a bit more are included. The personal commentary is interesting to read.

As for the printing quality, some of the reproduction could have been sharper but that
Nov 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, art-of, conan, batman
More of an History of Neil Adams.
Definately not a BEST OF book.
Although this is an over-sized book, many of the art reproduced herein is so small as to be practically un-viewable :-(
We're given bits and pieces of Adam's work throughout the years from his very early days to his present day publicity and movie work.
We're also given some of his opinions about some of his work-colleagues.
But overall, we mostly get a "Hi, I'm Neal Adams, and I'm better than everybody else" sort of vibe.
Yeah, you ARE
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Adams isn't a particularly talented writer, but if you want the authoritative version of his life and career, this is probably the book for you, jam-packed with his wonderful artwork, including juvenilia (demonstrating that there actually was a time when "Neal Adams art" wasn't spectacularly great), early advertising jobs, his BEN CASEY newspaper strip, the WARP sci-fi musical, and contemporary non-comics projects. Another lovingly-produced volume from J. David Spurlock's Vanguard imprint.
Nov 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, art-of, conan, batman
I recently met Neal Adams at the 2013 Montreal Comiccon and had him sign this.
He basically smeared a blotch on the cover with a large marker, and charged me $20.
What a let-down!

This will probably be the last Comic Convention I ever atend.

About the "book"... it's more of a magazine, but it still looks better than the Art Of Neal Adams I recntly bought
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Love Neal Adams artwork, but there was not enough of it, and his recollections were not very interesting.
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Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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