Sunday, September 23, 2012

Green Lantern v2 #85 - Neal Adams art & cover

Green Lantern Green Arrow #85 dc comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
Green Lantern / Green Arrow v2 #85, 1970 - The first serious look at drug abuse occurred months before in Amazing Spider-man, but DC was the first to specifically target heroin and make one of their own heroes (in this case Speedy) into a junkie. Neal Adams' art reinforces the seriousness of the theme, filling the pages with characters that are individual and complex. Especially well drawn are the first several pages, depicting thugs eyeing a potential victim. The backdrop of a dimly lit street within an urban slum looks convincing, a scene not often portrayed in early bronze age comics. Adams' shocking cover replicates the same moment of revelation on the last panel, as Green Arrow realizes his ward's addiction. Rounding out the issue is a Gil Kane reprint from the early 1960s. This is number 11 of 15 Green Lantern issues with Adams art and/or covers.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"Snowbirds Don't Fly"
Adams story pencils and inks 22 pages = ****
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Green Lantern Green Arrow #85 dc comic book page art by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
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