Neal Adams Updates: Neal Adam, a legendary comic book artist who depicted superheroes such as Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, the Avengers, and others, has died at the age of 80. His death was verified by his daughter, who told Variety. In 1998, Adams was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame, which is one of the highest accolades in the comic book business.
A year later, he was inducted into the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, and in 2019, he was inducted into the Inkwell Awards’ Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame. He began his career in comic books by drawing for Archie Comics in 1959 after being rejected by DC Comics. He was born in New York City on June 15, 1941. In early 1968, Adams sketched Batman and the supernatural hero the Spectre, two of the most iconic characters in his long career, during the Silver Age of Comics.
IN 1969, ADAMS BEGAN FREELANCE WORK FOR BOTH DC AND MARVEL, WHEN HE CREATED THE X-MEN AND THE POPULAR KREE-SKRULL WAR PLOTLINE IN THE AVENGERS COMIC.
After working on a ‘X-Men’ run with writer Dennis O’Neil, the two collaborated on the ‘Batman’ series, where they revived the Caped Crusader and returned him to his darker, broodier beginnings.
He also co-created Ra’s Al Ghul and Man-Bat, as well as assisting in the creation of some of Batman’s most memorable villains in new tales, such as the Joker and Two-Face. Adams is survived by his wife Marilyn, five children, six granddaughters, and a great-grandson, according to Variety.
NEAL ADAMS, THE LEGENDARY COMIC ARTIST, RECEIVES A TRIBUTE FROM DC COMICS.
DC used its official Twitter account to express its condolences on the death of a late legendary comic artist. In the tweet, it was stated, “Without Neal Adams’ amazing work, the modern comic environment would not be what it is today. Heroes were depicted by Neal as both superhuman and human in equal measure.
His work on Batman, Green Lantern, and a slew of other superheroes was ground-breaking. DC joins the rest of the world in grieving his death.”
MOURNING FANS THE END OF NEAL ADAMS’S LIFE.
The news of Neal Adam’s death shocked his fans, as evidenced by the microblogging site. As one Twitter user put it, “Neal Adams used the Academy of Comic Book Arts, founded by Stan Lee as a back-patting promotional arm for the industry, to push for unionisation and creator control.
For the rest of his life, Lee was irritated. Neal Adams was a legend in his own right. Rest in peace, my friend.”