WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 @ 6:00pm EST:

NEAL ADAMS MEMORIAL WEBINAR #5 of 7:

THE MARVEL WORKS!

In the spring of 1969, NEAL ADAMS had just finished knocking DC Comics’ readers for a loop with his bones-making DEADMAN run of the previous year, as well as wowing every Bat-fan with the BATMAN work he was still doing in their Brave & Bold team-up title, which was redefining the character as a creature of the night, after the campiness of the TV series had run its course. So it surprised everyone when Adams would next take his prodigious, promethean talents over to Marvel Comics, DC’s arch rival! And what Marvel book would he draw? None other than one of the company’s lowest-tiered titles–in fact, one on the brink of cancellation–THE X-MEN!

And just as Adams’ Batman became the modern standard, influencing Frank Miller years later to do The Dark Knight Returns, which in turn has influenced the movie portrayals ever since, making Batman DC’s franchise character, so too did Adams’ X-Men, with far less fanfare, go on to become the new model of the characters, influencing generations of Marvel artists and writers to create their own versions of the group based on his. Adams’ Batman and X-Men are the twin pillars upon which today’s DC and Marvel rest. Like his contemporary Jim Steranko, Adams’ relatively small body of Marvel works (though he did a lot more than just The X-Men!) stands in converse proportion to its enormous influence.

So join comic book historian (writer/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) and Adams aficionado (editor/designer, The Neal Adams Sketchbook) Arlen Schumer (who also worked for Adams at his Continuity studio, and moderates the Facebook group Neal Adams Almanack) as he’ll make you look at Neal Adams’ marvelous Marvel works as if for the FIRST time!

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