Comics’ greatest artist has died after a months-long battle with sepsis…

Neal Adams, whose stunning, photorealistic art style revolutionized comics and how we see the world’s greatest heroes and villains, has died at the age of 80, his daughter, Kris Adams Stone, has confirmed.

Adams battled sepsis over the last several months and died in the early morning hours of April 28, his family said.

The Hollywood Reporter has an obituary that you can read here.

Meanwhile, we will have many tributes over the next several days and will be updating this post with links, which you can find below. In addition, we were deeply fortunate to have Neal has a guest columnist on many occasions and links to those pieces can also be found below.

My deepest sympathies to the Adams family, who have been wonderful guardians of a legacy that has endured for decades — and will endure for the decades to come.


— THE NEAL ADAMS INTERVIEWS: The Comics Master in His Own Words. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS: FORCE OF NATURE — An Appreciation by PAUL LEVITZ. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS Loved — and Lived for — Comics, by PAUL KUPPERBERG. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS Fought For Creators Down to the Last Dollar, by MARK WAID. Click here.

— How ADAM WEST, NEAL ADAMS and MEGO Made Me a Lifelong BATMAN Fan. Click here.

— “Batman, WE Are the Greatest!” Click here.

— The TOP 13 DENNY O’NEIL-NEAL ADAMS Stories — RANKED. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS’ 13 Greatest BATMAN Covers – RANKED. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS: Not Only Was He a Legend — He Was a MARVEL Too, by JIM BEARD. Click here.

— Seven-Part NEAL ADAMS Memorial Webinar Series Kicks Off. Click here.


— 13 of My Favorite Covers, by NEAL ADAMS. Click here.

— 13 of My Favorite Covers, by NEAL ADAMS — PART 2. Click here.

— 13 of My Favorite Covers, by NEAL ADAMS — PART 3. Click here.

— Why BATMAN Has Endured for 80 Years, by NEAL ADAMS. Click here.

— Why RA’S AL GHUL Has Endured for Five Decades, by NEAL ADAMS. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS Reveals What Inspired Him When He First Drew TALIA AL GHUL. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS: Why This Is My Favorite GREEN LANTERN Story. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS Reviews JOKER. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. This comes as a great shock! Neal Adams was one of those people you just expected to live forever.

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  2. Adams made Batman THE BATMAN
    Rest In Peace!

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  3. Rest In Peace and GOD bless you, Neal and your family. What a great, great talent. A giant of the trade.

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  4. Dammit. I hate this news. Requiescat in pace, Neal Adams. Your talent can never be forgotten.

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  5. How terribly sad. I’m happy for him that he seems to have ended up living the life he wanted.

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  6. I’m in shock. Another legend is gone. God bless Neil Adams.

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  7. Blue Skies and Great Respect for you Neal.
    God Bless You my Friend.

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