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Kurt Anderson
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Posted: 18 December 2007 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 1  

Nice that Neal got to fix his previous work (I bought all three), but I'd rather have something like the Kirby 4th World Omnibus filled with the Adams stuff.

I'd buy both versions.

God knows I have the early Ra's Ah Guhl stories in four or five formats... one more won't hurt.

 

 

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I got the first one.  Truth be told, HC comics make me unconfortable, I much prefer a cheapo format, like the Essentials.  
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Paul - I meant I don't think it's all of the material that's been markedly recoloured (though I might be wrong here, hence the think). It should as far as I know be a complete collection of everything Adams did on Batman, including covers.

Flavio - I like both and I really enjoy the options. Some nice HC collections on the shelves are really nice, but I wouldn't want to trade away Essentials or Showcase volumes for them... but on the other hand not vice versa either. In a perfect world most great comics would be reprinted in both formats (and possibly a colour TPB as well) for different people to get their choice of format for each specific comic). Needless to say the world is flawed and imperfect. ;)

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Posted: 18 December 2007 at 1:59pm | IP Logged | 4  

A few years back, Paul Kupperberg gave to me, for my birthday, a German
collection of Neal's Batman work, in black and white. Printed large sized and
beautifully clear in most cases (oddly, a page to which I own the original art
got kinda smudgy printing), this is my Adams "bible". I would recommend it
over just about anything else.
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Ted Pugliese
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That sounds cool, JB, but I have never seen it. 

Unless you have access to the book JB describied, I say buy 'em all!

I have all three NA HC's, and all of them are signed and sketched.  They are in my pics on myspace which you can see by clicking my www below.

I have the GL/GA and Deadman HC Collections as well.  I love 'em!

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DC also prints it's classics in soft cover on matte paper. It looks much much better than gloss for comic book art.
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Lars Johansson
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Adams' episodes in Greatest Batman Stories ever Told seems also to be the recolored ones. Is Egmont (Joakim!) only publishing the first one of Adams, also Byrne's FF, or what are they doing?
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Greg Woronchak
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The fun part is trying to collect issues with Neal's covers for Superboy and Superman.

I'm only missing a few... <g>

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Eric Lund
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I know that in the 2nd Neal Adams Batman book that the color seperation done in China had the contrast blasted way too high and that book came out very dark. Neal was very upset about it but in the 3rd book they adjusted for it.
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Kevin Sharp
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Thanks for the replies, everyone!  Now I regret passing those HC's up for 50% off, fearing that what I'd heard about the interiors made it sound like Adams had pulled a Lucas/Star Wars special edition series of "touchups".




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Joakim Jahlmar
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Posted: 19 December 2007 at 2:43am | IP Logged | 11  

Lars I've got no idea of what Egmont is doing with this material, but then again, I haven't been looking into it, seeing that I have the stuff in English.


Speaking of Neal Adams btw, and I cry pardon for slight (but to my mind seemingly appropriate) thread drift, I got Marvel's fairly recent HC edition of the old X-Men graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills (which I have never actually read). Now the link to Adams is of course the fact that he was the planned penciller for the project and the volume actually reproduces 6 (I believe it was) pencilled pages by Adams... and they look gorgeous. Have these pages been seen before this volume or is this something from the vault?
Extra sweet are the images Adams has drawn of Wolverine, and in the JB designed costume no less.

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Glenn Brown
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Those pages were originally published in Comic Book Artist #3, I believe...if not that specific issue then it was another issue of that magazine focusing on Neal's (underrated, IMO) Marvel work.

I'm one of those who can never get enough of Neal's work.

After reading of John's German volume, I successfully hunted down said book, even though it was very elusive.  There was an eBay seller who was my source...he auctioned several of them, but I'm unsure if he still sells them on there.  Huge book, very nice reproduction quality.  And it's all original, "unretouched"! 

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