Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Batman #255 - Neal Adams art & cover

Batman v1 #255 dc comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
Batman v1 #255, 1973 - Neal Adams' dominant image of Batman and the werewolf would have been extraordinary as its own cover. Sadly, the effect is diminished by the smaller mediocre panels. The cover story features a crackpot doctor who treats a desperate man with lycanthropic disease. Neal Adams' last work on the series is also among his finest. His sequencing of the werewolf's transformation (page 6) and the hero's gradual loss of consciousness (pages 12-13) are deftly executed. Most breathtaking is Batman's rescue of a woman falling from her high-rise apartment (see interior page below). The page is perfectly composed, paced and illustrated. This 100 page super spectacular also contains Batman reprints from earlier decades, including art by Jim Mooney, Carmine Infantino, Sid Greene and Jerry Robinson.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"Moon of the Wolf"
Adams story pencils (Dick Giordano inks) 20 pages = ****
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Batman v1 #255 dc comic book page art by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
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