Friday, February 6, 2015

Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes - Neal Adams cover, Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert reprints

Neal Adams
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes, 1976 - Published in both hardbound and paperback editions, this book features an impressive collection of mostly golden and silver age stories. These include the origins of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Plastic Man, golden age Flash, silver age Flash, golden age Green Lantern, silver age Green Lantern, golden age Hawkman, silver age Hawkman (art by Joe Kubert), golden age Atom, silver age Atom, golden age Green Arrow and silver age Green Arrow (from Adventure Comics #256, art by Jack Kirby). Neal Adams somehow manages to fit all the bronze age characters on a brand new cover. Elegantly drawn and perfectly composed, the figures radiate out from a central spotlight. Other artists in this issue include Curt Swan, Bob Kane, Charles Moulton, Jack Cole, Vince Colletta and Gil Kane. See today's posts or more Adams, Kirby, Kubert or Secret Origins issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Kirby checklist, Kubert checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ****
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More Adams posts:
Our Army at War #182
Star Spangled War #134
Amazing Adv. #7

More Kubert posts:
Prison Break #2
Our Army at War #206
Tarzan #215

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