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Matthew Hansel
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I need to get me one of those "GERMAN" Neal Adams books.  I speak/read German a wee-bit, so I could actually kinda/sorta read it, but to see the work in B/W would be a real treat and learning experience.

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Joakim Jahlmar
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Glenn – without having read the whole thing yet, I can say that my initial browsing seems satisfying (to me at least). I'd say it isn't the glossiest of the paper types that I've seen Marvel use, but still on the glossy side of things.
Don't have a printer so I can't provide you with a sample unfortunately. But I honestly think it looks ok, for my own part, but then again, our tastes may of course differ.

I could add though, that I at the very least think that the printing does Anderson's art the same kind of justice as the Astro City TPBs, which I enjoy very much myself.

Sorry if I'm ending up more confusing than helpful, but I get credit for trying though, right? ;)

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Jason Czeskleba
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FWIW, the unused Adams pages for God Loves, Man Kills also appear in the Adams X-Men Visionaries book.  
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…to see the work in B/W would be a real treat and learning experience.

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It is that, Matthew! One of the things that I have been pleased to note, as I
have gotten older and my artwork has steadily improved, is that I don't look
at Neal's stuff in quite the same way I used to. Y'know. No more of that
HUGE CRUSHING WEIGHT that wants to SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF ME
because, goddammitt, I will NEVER be that good.

But -- I'm also not as bad as I used to be. So I can look at Neal's stuff now
and, a lot of the time, actually not start weeping!
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John Angelo
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I don't know if they're the complete NA Batman, but Titan Books did a series
of b&w reprints. They're softbound and standard comic-sized pages with
about and about 5 volumes in the series. Also available in English.
They're a great collection to admire Adams's work in b&w.

I can check my set to see how many if you're interested.
Here's the cover to one of them I Googled:
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JB – did you ever see those six pencil pages Adams did for the God Loves, Man Kills (in print or the actual art)? And if so how did it make you feel to see Adams, whom if I've understood it correctly you consider the ultimate X-Men artist, drawing Wolverine in the costume you designed?

Just curious. But it seems like there may have been a nice moment for you there.

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Sam Karns
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I would love to see a scan by scan comparison to see the difference.  Can anyone do this?
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Gerry Turnbull
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i have all of those Titan books.They are the bees knees
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Gerry Turnbull
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heres a couple of comparisons.i got the first Neal Adams hardcover, i didnt buy the others

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