Feast your eyes on the work of a master…
One of the projects I’m most excited about this fall is Neal Adams’ new Deadman series, which debuts 11/1 — coinciding, fittingly, with the Day of the Dead.
Adams has been popping in here with his Deadman Tales — tidbits about his original Deadman covers from the Silver Age, which were among the most groundbreaking in the history of comics. (Click here to read more about that.)
But now, with the new series in the offing, we have an EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at Adams’ uncolored, inked pencils for Issue #1.
Just check out these five pages:
What I especially like is that Adams is playing with the layouts much in the same way he did in Strange Adventures in the late ’60s — the oversize faces, the odd angles, images bleeding into one another. It all feels very Deadman.
Oh, and the Sensei’s here. Been awhile since we’ve seen him. And of course, from what we know of the series and comics history, Batman and Ra’s al Ghul are not far behind.
If you want to make sure you get your copy — and why wouldn’t you — make sure you pre-order at your comics shop this week. The final order cutoff is Monday 9/25.
Oh, and don’t forget — the cover is glow-in-the-dark!
Here’s the official solicitation copy:
Written by NEAL ADAMS
Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
“Journey into Death” part one! When we last left Deadman, the true story had barely begun! Deadman’s death was unsolved, and his fate was intertwined with that of his parents and siblings. Even the Dark Night Detective couldn’t solve the mysteries of Boston Brand’s fantastic secrets! Now, Batman is back, confronting Deadman about who was really behind his death. Was Boston Brand’s assassination a test for the League of Assassins? Why does Batman think Ra’s al Ghul was involved? And why does Deadman need the help of Zatanna, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Fate and the Spectre to defend Nanda Parbat?
ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale NOVEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK COVER: $4.99 US • NON-GLOW-IN-THE-DARK COVER: $3.99 • RATED T+
MORE: For the complete NEAL ADAMS’ DEADMAN TALES Index of stories, click here.