Brave and the Bold v1 #79, 1968 - The ghostly hero Deadman enlists the Batman to help find his killer. Neal Adams, who drew both characters in their respective titles, begins one of his most memorable runs. The first page, with its wide horizontal panels and absence of dialogue, has a film noir quality. Subsequent pages use strongly diagonal panels to increase tension (see interior page below). Adams' best contribution, however, is his superb drawing skills. Realistic yet dynamic, the artwork sets a high standard for the rest of the series. This story was later reprinted in Super-Team Family #2 and Deadman #5. This is number 3 of 17 Brave and the Bold issues with Adams art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Adams or Brave and the Bold issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
- - - - - - - - - - Adams cover pencils and inks = *** “The Track of the Hook” Adams story pencils and inks 24 pages = ****
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