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Neal Adams

Neal Adams

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York City, NY

Biography:
Neal Adams (American b. 1941) was one of the first new Silver Age artists to break into the stable of DC artists that had remained virtually a closed shop for a decade or more prior to his arrival. In 1959, Adams sought out a job at DC only to be told, “there is no room for anyone new”, so the young aspiring artist took another job working on Archie comics. Neal also worked as a penciller and background artist on the Bat Masterson strip. After doing other side projects, such as Johnstone and Cushing’s comic strips, Adams decided to try his luck again and applied for DC a second time.

With an impressive portfolio and ambitious energy, the young artist was given a job at DC, and quickly went from the new kid on the block to the prodigious whiz kid. In his time at DC, Adams is credited as a colorist, inker, penciller, and writer. His wide range of illustration skills helped add a fresh take on many different titles including superhero icons Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow at DC and later the X-Men and Avengers at Marvel. He ushered in a dynamic photorealistic style of illustration that revolutionized comic book art for the modern era.

In 1971, Adams and Dick Giordano founded the graphic design studio, Continuity Studios, which initially focused on suppling motion picture storyboards. Today, Continuity offers a wide array of services from producing their own content, such as Bucky O’Hare and Nighthawk, to fulfilling other company’s production needs. During the 1970s, Neal also took an important stand as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure long overdo compensation for artists and contributed to the today’s practice of returning original artwork to the creator, most notably for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Adams has won a slew of awards throughout his career, but his most notable include being inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.

 

Neal Adams Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Neal Adams Green Lantern #76 Cover Green Arrow Original Art (DC, 1970)
Neal Adams Green Lantern #76 Cover Green Arrow Original Art (DC, 1970)....
Lot 92004
Auction 7152
Saturday, November 21, 2015
$442,150
Neal Adams Batman #222 Cover Beatles Original Art, Color Guide, and Printer's Proof Group of 3 (DC, 1970).... (Total: 3...
Neal Adams Batman #222 Cover Beatles Original Art, Color Guide, and Printer's Proof Group of 3 (DC, 1970).... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 91024
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$77,675.00
Neal Adams Detective Comics #407 Cover Man-Bat Original Art (DC, 1971)
Neal Adams Detective Comics #407 Cover Man-Bat Original Art (DC, 1971)....
Lot 91063
Auction 7169
Saturday, November 18, 2017
$54,970.00
Neal Adams Grizzly 40" x 60" Movie Poster (Film Ventures International, 1976)
Neal Adams Grizzly 40" x 60" Movie Poster (Film Ventures International, 1976)....
Lot 15557
Auction 121852
Sunday, December 30, 2018
$79.00
Neal Adams Ben Casey Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-5-66 (NEA Syndicate, 1966)
Neal Adams Ben Casey Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-5-66 (NEA Syndicate, 1966). ...
Lot 12001
Auction 121849
Sunday, December 9, 2018
$4,080.00

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Dick Giordano, Neal Adams, and Joe Barney Wonder Woman #220 Story Page 5 Original Art (DC, 1975).... (1)
Dick Giordano, Neal Adams, and Joe Barney Wonder Woman #220 Story Page 5 Original Art (DC, 1975).... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Neal Adams and Dick Giordano Flash #217 Story Page 5 Green Lantern/Green Arrow Original Art (DC, 1972).... (1)
Neal Adams and Dick Giordano Flash #217 Story Page 5 Green Lantern/Green Arrow Original Art (DC, 1972).... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Neal Adams Strange Adventures #210 Deadman Cover Original Art (DC, 1968).... (1)
Neal Adams Strange Adventures #210 Deadman Cover Original Art (DC, 1968).... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Neal Adams, Tom Palmer, and Alan Weiss Avengers #96 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1972).... (1)
Neal Adams, Tom Palmer, and Alan Weiss Avengers #96 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1972).... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Neal Adams and Dick Giordano All-New Collectors' Edition #C-56 "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali" Page 52 Original Ar...
Neal Adams and Dick Giordano All-New Collectors' Edition #C-56 "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali" Page 52 Original Art (D... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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