Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Batman #243 - Neal Adams art & cover

Batman v1 #243 dc comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
Batman v1 #243, 1972 - Continuing an international storyline involving Ras Al Ghul, the Batman travels to Switzerland to confront his foe. Neal Adams' cover captures a ritualistic duel to the death, related to the story's opening scene. All story pages are exquisitely drawn, but the first five pages (including the one shown below) are especially strong. Skillfully composed and sequenced, Adams ends the tale with stunning, large panel depictions of a newly resurrected Ras Al Ghul. Dick Giordano, a frequent collaborator, does a reliably credible job with the inks. This story was later reprinted in Limited Collectors' Edition #C-51.
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Adams cover pencils (Dick Giordano inks) = ***
"The Lazarus Pit" Adams story pencils (Dick Giordano inks) 24 pages = ***

Batman v1 #243 dc comic book page art by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
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