Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Superman #254 - Neal Adams art

Superman v1 #254 dc comic book cover art by Nick Cardy
Superman v1 #254, 1972 - Neal Adams illustrates a terrific back-up story devoid of super-villains, super-heroes or obligatory fight scenes. Clark Kent is cajoled into babysitting a neighbor's toddler for a short time, only to find the task almost too daunting for even a man of steel. Elliot S. Maggin's tale is drawn in a humbly realistic style that emphasizes interaction between characters. It is reminiscent of Adams' much earlier work on the newspaper strip Ben Casey. While not as well known as other works, this is one of his best and most underrated bronze age efforts. This story was later reprinted in Best of DC #25. Other artists in this issue include Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson and Nick Cardy (cover). See today's posts or more Adams or Superman issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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"The Baby Who Walked Through Walls" Adams story pencils and inks 7 pages = ****
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Superman v1 #254 dc comic book page art by Neal Adams
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