Neal AdamsPosted: June 15, 2007
Neal Adams is one of the most respected artists in the business. His style was way ahead of it’s time. Way ahead. I remember learning to draw hands by copying his examples (as aspiring artists would in the past copy the works of the Renaissance masters). His run, with Roy Thomas, on the X-Men was mind blowing, and in my opinion was the standout Marvel comic of the time, but sadly it didn’t last very long (the comic was canceled shortly after his run, and reduced to a reprint comic). He also contributed to The Avengers (Kree-Skrull War) and a couple of issues of The Mighty Thor. He moved to DC in the early 70s where he also worked on some of their stand out titles at the time, including, amongst others, Batman and the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series.
But for me, those few X-Men comics are the work I will remember him for the most. He wasn’t as prolific as Kirby, but he was just as influential as Steranko. A truly modern comic book artist.