Neal Adams at Comic-Con International. Comic-Con International San Diego, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre Fan convention founded as the Golden
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Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City
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Green Lantern/Green Arrow
Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American comic book and commercial artist best known for his highly naturalistic style of illustration and helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Batman, Green Arrow, and others. Events 1508 - Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about Governors Island in New York For other uses see Governors Island (disambiguation Governors Island is a 172- Acre (69 ha island Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The City of New York Events 1508 - Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about Governors Island in New York For other uses see Governors Island (disambiguation Governors Island is a 172- Acre (69 ha island Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Commercial art is a subsector of Creative services, and refers to Art created for commercial purposes primarily Advertising. The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of Activities to do with creating Art, practicing the Arts and/or demonstrating Naturalism in art refers to the depiction of realistic objects in a natural setting An illustration is a visualization such as a Drawing, Painting, Photograph or other work of Art that stresses subject more than DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created For the LNER Steam locomotive, see LNER Class V2 4771 Green Arrow Green Arrow ( Oliver Jones "Ollie" Queen
Adams attended the High School of Industrial Art in Manhattan, and shortly after graduation began working in the advertising industry. The High School of Art and Design is a Career and Technical Education high school located at 1075 Second Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets in Manhattan Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand Interested in comic books, he unsuccessfully submitted art samples to DC Comics, but did find uncredited freelance work drawing Bat Masterson and Archie Comics. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company William Barclay "Bat" Masterson ( November 26, 1853 &ndash October 25, 1921) was a figure of the American Old West Archie Comics is an American Comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper  In 1962, Adams began his comics career in earnest at the NEA newspaper syndicated, working as an anonymous assistant on such comic strips as Peter Scratch, Rip Kirby, and The Heart of Juliet Jones before being given his own strip, Ben Casey, based on the medical drama TV series. United Media is a large editorial column and Comic strip Newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Print syndication is a form of syndication in which News articles columns, or Comic strips are made available to Newspapers, Magazines A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist Rip Kirby was a Comic strip featuring an Eponymous character created by Alex Raymond in 1946 The Heart of Juliet Jones was a comic strip created by Stan Drake in 1953 Ben Casey is a Medical Drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. A medical drama is a Television Drama in which events center upon a Hospital, an ambulance staff or any medical environment A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U This comic strip ran from 1962 through 1965.
After Archie Goodwin, editor of Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror-comics magazines began running his work, Adams reapproached DC. Archie Goodwin ( September 8, 1937 &ndash March 1, 1998) was an American Comic book writer editor and artist Warren Publishing was an American Magazine company founded by James Warren, who published his first magazines in 1957 and continued in the business for Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally In 1968, nearing the end of what historians call the Silver Age of comic books, but an exciting time for the industry, Adams made an immediate splash with the feature "Deadman" in Strange Adventures, and quickly became the company's premiere cover artist. The Silver Age of Comic Books was a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in mainstream American comic books predominantly those featuring the Superhero Deadman is a Fictional character, a Superhero appearing in DC Comics. Strange Adventures was the title of several American comic books published by DC Comics, most notably a long-running science fiction anthology that began
This led to a stint at Marvel Comics, where Adams teamed with writer Roy Thomas on X-Men, then on the verge of cancellation. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Roy Thomas (born November 22 1940, Missouri, United States) is a Comic book Writer and editor, and The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Though the duo failed to save the title (which ended its initial run with #66), their collaboration on issues #56-63 (May-Dec. 1969) — and on the "Kree-Skrull War" arc of The Avengers #93-97 (Nov. The Kree-Skrull War is a Fictional series of conflicts in the Marvel Universe between the Kree Empire of the Greater Magellanic Cloud and the The Avengers is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. 1971 - May 1972) — produced what comics historians regard as some of Marvel's creative highlights of the era. He also collaborated with Stan Lee on two issues of The Mighty Thor. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.
In the early 1970s, Adams and frequent writing collaborator Dennis O'Neil did a celebrated and, for the time, controversial revamping of the longstanding DC characters Green Lantern and Green Arrow, teaming them in a long story arc in the former's title in which the two undertook a social-commentary journey across America. Dennis O'Neil (often credited as Denny O'Neil) is a Comic book Writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics For the LNER Steam locomotive, see LNER Class V2 4771 Green Arrow Green Arrow ( Oliver Jones "Ollie" Queen Adams and O'Neil revitalized Batman with a series of noteworthy stories reestablishing the character's dark, brooding nature and taking the books away from the campy look and feel of the 1966-69 TV series. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created Adams' pencil drawings were frequently inked by artist Dick Giordano, with whom Adams formed Continuity Associates, a company that primarily supplied storyboards for motion pictures. Dick Giordano (born Richard Joseph Giordano on July 20, 1932) is an American Comic book Artist and editor See also Pre-production Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of Illustrations or Images displayed in sequence for the purpose of In the early 1970s, Adams was the art director, costume designer, as well as the poster/Playbill illustrator for Warp, a science fiction stage play by Bury St. Playbill is a Monthly US Magazine for Theatregoers Although there is a Subscription issue available for Home delivery Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one Edmund and Stuart Gordon that had had some cult success in Chicago, and which played on Broadway from Feb. Stuart Gordon (born August 11, 1947) in Chicago Illinois) is a director, writer and producer of Films and Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located 14-18, 1973, at the original Ambasasador Theatre.
During the 1970s, Adams was politically active in the industry, and attempted to unionize its creative community. Tom Palmer is a popular comic book artist. Although he has done a small amount of pencilling work the vast majority of Mr His efforts, along with precedents set by Atlas/Seaboard Comics' creator-friendly policies and other factors, helped lead to the modern industry's standard practice of returning original artwork to the artist, who can earn additional income from art sales to collectors. Atlas/Seaboard is the term Comic-book historians and collectors use to refer to the 1970s line of comics published as Atlas Comics by the American company Adams notably and vocally helped lead the lobbying efforts that resulted in Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster receiving decades-overdue credit and some financial remuneration from DC. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Jerome "Jerry" Siegel (October 17 1914 – January 28 1996 who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter, Jerry Ess, Siegel was a fan of movies Joseph "Joe" Shuster (July 10 1914 - July 30 1992 was a Canadian -born American Comic book Artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics
Also during the 1970s, Adams illustrated paperback novels in the Tarzan series and did some film work. Tarzan is a Fictional character, an archetypal Feral child raised in the African jungle by Apes who later returns to civilization only to With the independent-comic publishing boom of the early 1980s, he began working for Pacific Comics and other publishers, and founded his own Continuity Comics as an off-shoot of Continuity Associates. The term "alternative comics" is one of several labels applied to a range of Comics that have appeared since about 1980 in the wake of the Underground comix Pacific Comics (PC is best known as one of the independent Comic book publishers that flourished in the early 1980s but was also a chain of comics shops and a distributor Continuity Publishing, also known as Continuity Comics, was an American short-lived independent Comic book company formed by Neal Adams in 1984 His comic-book company's characters include Megalith, Bucky O'Hare, Skeleton Warriors, CyberRad, and Ms. Mystic. Bucky O'Hare is a character created by comic writer Larry Hama between 1978 and 1979 who was the Eponymous hero of a Comic book series as well as a number Ms Mystic is a fictional Comic book superheroine created by popular illustrator Neal Adams, with an assist from artist Michael Netzer.
Adams won Alley Awards in 1967 for Best Cover (Strange Adventures #207); in 1968 for Best Full-Length Story ("Track of the Hook" in The Brave and the Bold #79, with writer Bob Haney); and in 1969 for Best Pencil Artist. The Alley Award was an American series of Comic-book fan awards first presented in 1962 for comics published in 1961 For the Tortoise and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy album see The Brave and the Bold (album. Robert "Bob" Haney ( 1926 - November 25, 2004) was an American Comic book writer best known for his work for DC He was inducted into the Alley Award Hall of Fame in 1969.
He also won Shazam Awards in 1970 for Best Individual Story ("No Evil Shall Escape My Sight" in Green Lantern #76, with writer Dennis O'Neil), and Best Pencil Artist (Dramatic Division); and in 1971 for Best Individual Story ("Snowbirds Don't Fly" in Green Lantern #85, with O'Neil). The Academy of Comic Book Arts is an American professional organization of the 1970s that was designed to be the Comic book industry analog of such groups as the Dennis O'Neil (often credited as Denny O'Neil) is a Comic book Writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics "Snowbirds Don't Fly" is a Shazam Award -winning two-part anti-drug story arc which appeared in Green Lantern/Green Arrow issues 85 and 86 ( 1971
Adams was a finalist for induction into the Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990 and 1991, and was inducted in 1999. The Harvey Awards, named for writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993 and coordinated by the publisher Fantagraphics are given for achievement in Comic books The Harvey Awards, named for writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993 and coordinated by the publisher Fantagraphics are given for achievement in Comic books
Harlan Ellison: "There are artists who come along who do wonderful work, innovative work, even stylistically seminal or germinal work, but they don't change the face of the craft or the social conscience of the industry. Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American Writer of Short stories, Novellas, Teleplays Neal did that". 
Bob McLeod on breaking into comics in 1973: "Pat [Broderick] told me I really ought to meet Neal Adams, whom he had met at DC. Bob McLeod (born August 9, 1951 in Tampa Florida) is an American Comic book artist best known for co-creating the New Mutants Pat Broderick (born November 26, 1953) is an American Comic book artist known for his work on the Micronauts. . . . At that time, Neal held a position of respect in the industry that no one in comics since then has achieved. He was the single most respected artist in the business. . . . Neal looked at one of my samples and asked me what kind of work I was looking for. I said 'Anything that pays. ' (By that time, I was down to my last $10. . . . ) He just picked up the phone and called the production manager at Marvel and said, 'I've got a guy here who has some potential as, well, some potential as an artist, but I think he has a lot of potential as a letterer. ' I was immediately hired at Marvel in the production department on Neal's recommendation, and they still didn't even want to see my portfolio. If I was good enough for Neal, I was good enough for them". 
Jim Shooter: "Frank [Miller] was a kid from Vermont who wanted to be a comics artist. James Shooter (born September 27 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American Writer, occasional fill-in artist editor, and Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American Writer, Artist and Film director best known for his dark Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. He came to New York in 1977, I think, showed samples to his idol, Neal Adams, and got a world-record savage critique. He quit drawing for a while, sucked it up and tried again. Neal savaged him again, but this time he sought a second opinion and actually ended up getting a small job from Western Publishing, I think. Western Publishing, also known as "Western Printing and Lithographing Co Thus emboldened, he went to DC, and after getting savaged by Joe Orlando, got in to see art director Vinnie Colletta, who recognized talent and arranged for him to get a one-page war comic job". Joe Orlando ( April 4, 1927, Bari, Italy — December 23, 1998) was an illustrator writer editor and cartoonist The term art director is a blanket title for a variety of similar job functions in Advertising, Publishing, film and Television, the Internet Vincent Joseph Colletta ( October 15, 1923 - 1991 was an American comic book artist and Art director best known as one of industry 
Adams has put forth ideas on a new model of the universe in his Growing Earth Theory, a derivative of a widely discredited theory (credited to Samuel Warren Carey) that the Earth and every other celestial body are growing. Samuel Warren Carey AO (* November 1, 1911 in Campbelltown; † March 20, 2002 in Hobart) was an Australian (See Expanding Earth theory). The Expanding Earth theory is an attempt to explain the position and movement of Continents ( Continental drift) on the surface of the Earth 
Neal Adams established a YouTube channel that features self-produced video shorts propounding his view of growing-Earth theory. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees Occasionally he replies to negative comments & questions in reaction to the video clips with rebuttals and answers.  Adams appeared on the radio show Coast to Coast with George Noory on March 16, 2006, Coast to Coast with Art Bell on August 12, 2006, and Coast to Coast with Ian Punnett on April 5, 2008 to discuss hollow-Earth/expanding-planet theory. Radio programming is the content that is broadcast by Radio stations The original inventors of radio such as Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Coast to Coast AM is an American late-night Syndicated Radio Talk show which deals with a variety of topics but most frequently 
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