NEAL ADAMS: Dig These Magnificent Color Guides For a Trio of BATMAN Classics

Gorgeous, preliminary art — 50 years later…

Not long ago, we showed off some of Neal Adams’ color guides from the landmark 1972 Batman #232. It’s gorgeous stuff and you can click here to check it out.

But, as it happens, there’s more to show off. Color guides for three issues from the same Bronze Age period are being auctioned off by Hake’s — Batman #243, #244 and #245, which came out in June, July and August 1972, respectively. (All written by Denny O’Neil, natch.)

The first two issues are the climactic chapters of the original Ra’s al Ghul saga and the last one covers the story’s aftermath.

Dig these lush pages:




Each page is 7″ x 10.5″ and each lot includes the full issue, sans cover. As I write this, the bidding for Batman #243 is $555, Batman #244 is $300 and Batman #245 is $300.

The auctions end July 27 and you can click here to stay abreast of the bidding.


— Dig NEAL ADAMS’ Beautiful Color Guides for the Classic BATMAN #232. Click here.

— Why RA’S AL GHUL Has Endured for 50 Years, by NEAL ADAMS. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. So great that these pages are still around to gawk at.

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  2. Neal Adams-Master of The Bronze Age!

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