Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Superman Family #182 - Neal Adams cover, Marshall Rogers art

Neal Adams
Superman Family v1 #182, 1977 - Formerly the long-running Jimmy Olsen series, Superman Family began to to feature a wider array of supporting characters. Supergirl, Lois Lane, Krypto and others were often included, filling the newly expanded eighty pages. Marshall Rogers draws a "World of Krypton" tale, an enthusiastic effort largely dampened by Frank Springer's insensitive inks. Most panels lack clarity and definition. On the positive side, longtime Superman artist Curt Swan never looked better, thanks to the precise inking of Neal Adams. Note how the folds in the clothing reinforce a sense of movement. Other artists in this issue include Kurt Schaffenberger, Vince Colletta, John Calnan, Joe Giella, Jose Delbo, Bob Layton, Mike Vosburg, Al Milgrom and Bob Smith. This is number 1 of 2 Superman Family issues with Rogers art and/or covers and number 1 of 4 Superman Family issues with Adams art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Rogers or Superman Family issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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Adams cover inks (Curt Swan pencils) = ***
"The Stranger" Rogers story pencils (Frank Springer inks) 10 pages = **
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Marshall Rogers
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More Adams posts:
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More Rogers posts:
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Detective Comics #477
Scorpio Rose #1

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