From the late 1960s and into the 1970s, artist Neal Adams revitalized Batman in a profound way. With his eye-catching artwork and his mature storytelling skills, the young creator returned the Caped Crusader to his gritty urban roots. In Adams' talented hands, Batman matured into "the Dark Knight"a transformation that still resonates with fans to this day. Not only did Adams energize his peers and delight readers, but his work unquestionably inspired future iterations of Batmanin comics and in the movies.
Now all of Neal Adams' seminal Batman workcovers and storiesis being collected in chronological order! This second volume includes Adams' Dark Knight legacy from 1969 through 1971, showing the continuing innovation that the talented artist brought to this legendary crime-fighter. Batman by Neal Adams Book Two collects stories from The Brave and the Bold #86 and #93, Detective Comics #395, #397, #400, #402, #404, #407, #408 and #410 and Batman #219. A substantial cover gallery is also included that features all of the Batman-related books Adams worked on during this period.
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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.