Neal Adams (1941 -)

US comic book artist noted for his work on Batman and the X-Men. Attended the School of Industrial Art in Manhattan. He worked at Archie Comics 1959-1960, then worked on a number of syndicated newspaper strips such as Ben Casey from 1962 to 1966, Bat Masterson in 1961, and a number of other strips as well.

His first work at DC Comics was on Strange Adventures issues 206-216 featuring Deadman in 1967. He has worked on The Specter, Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, and the X-Men.

He won, along with Denny O’Neill, an Academy of Comic Book Art award for his work on a drug related story line in issues 85-86 of Green Lantern-Green Arrow.

During the 1970’s-1980’s he worked Marvel, DC and a number of other leading companies; and formed his own company, Continuity Comics in 1987. During this timeframe he also produced many book covers and film posters.

Neal is well known as a activist in the Comic book field campaigning for creator rights for artists and writers. It was in part through his efforts that financial recognition was given to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the creation of Superman.

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