A new, recurring interview series on DC’s ghostly avenger…

Neal Adams’ latest project is a Deadman miniseries launching Nov. 1 — cleverly coinciding with the Day of the Dead. (Click here for details.)

Deadman, of course, is one of those touchstone DC characters where Adams is concerned. He didn’t create Boston Brand — that was Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino — but he did define him, producing a series of spooky and surreal stories late in the ’60s that helped build a bridge to the Bronze Age.

Adams used his prodigious creative muscle in Strange Adventures — Deadman’s home title — experimenting with layouts, perspectives and techniques that dazzled readers and inspired the generations of artists that followed.

And now, he’s set to talk about it all in NEAL ADAMS’ DEADMAN TALES, an ongoing interview series that will run here at 13th Dimension between now and through the launch of Deadman #1 (and probably after that as well).

Deadman #1‘s glow-in-the-dark cover effect

The backbone of the series will be Adams’ look at each of his Strange Adventures covers, which crystallized his groundbreaking artistic approach. Each cover not only sold the book, they told a story — and Adams will be telling the stories behind the stories.

The first installment will appear later this week, so keep an eye out. And keep coming back to this post because we’ll be updating it with links throughout the next several months.

In the meantime, check out this video Adams put together about his new series — promising that everything you know about Deadman is dead wrong:


— The Scoop on DEADMAN #1. Click here.

— ADAMS Recalls a Classic Cover: STRANGE ADVENTURES #207. Click here.

— ADAMS on STRANGE ADVENTURES #208. Click here.


This isn’t the first Adams interview series we’ve run. Check out the links below for more comics history in the artist’s own words:

— NEAL ADAMS INTERVIEWS Index: Adams talks about his life with Batman. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS MONTH Index: Adams and some of comics’ biggest stars analyze dozens of his greatest covers. Click here.

— 13 DAYS OF THE NEAL ADAMS GALLERY Index: Adams walks you through his original art hanging at his Manhattan gallery. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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