13 Underrated NEAL ADAMS BATMAN Covers

How can any work of a legend be underrated? Here’s how …


It’s a funny thing. I’ve written tons about Neal Adams since launching 13th Dimension a few years ago. I’ve talked with him a number of times, talked to his admirers, listened patiently to his detractors. It’s been amazing and fun and there have been more than a few “pinch me” moments.

He is, as I’ve said many times, my all-time favorite comics artist.

In February, we published NEAL ADAMS MONTH, in which Adams provided EXCLUSIVE daily commentary on each of 27 variant covers he did for DC (click here for all that coolness).

When I write about Adams, a number of covers come up repeatedly: Batman #251, Batman #244, Batman #232, the Ra’s al Ghul tabloid edition, for example. These are masterpieces, no two ways about it.

But then I realize that there a raft of covers I’ve barely, if ever, touched on. So I decided to list 13 COVERS that are often overlooked or underrated or pick your word for it. I’m doing this now because Adams is going to be headlining East Coast Comicon in northern New Jersey on April 16-17 and I’m gonna be there. (The show is run by my friend Cliff Galbraith.) So if you’re in the area and want to see Adams, click here for more info and tickets.

Either way, dig these 13 COVERS — and feel free to add your own in the comments or in whichever social-media thread you found this.

In no particular order …










giordano inks

Inked by Dick Giordano




Cover images and credits from the photorealistic Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Brave and the Bold 82 is a favorite, mainly because it’s Batman and Aquaman together!

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