Art of Neal Adams volume 1, 1975 - The first book to truly showcase his career's work, the Art of Neal Adams volume one opens with a terrific new cover. Integrating both DC and Marvel heroes in confrontation, the artist diffuses the tension with the inclusion of Atomic Mouse, a Charlton Comics cartoon character. The worm's eye view boasts Adams' mastery of foreshortening, an ability few others could achieve as convincingly. Other than a brief interview on the inside front and back covers, the interiors are comprised of all black and white examples of various ads, preliminary drawings and finished illustrations. Adams does a passable rendition of Will Eisner's Spirit on the back cover, but the most interesting pieces include a rejected cover for Green Lantern #76 (see interior page shown below), a series of Boy's Life newspaper strips, and the pencils for an unused House of Mystery cover. See today's posts or more Adams or Art of Neal Adams issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics or more books.
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