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    Neal Adams and George Perez

    Have both died in the last couple of weeks. There is no more hope for planet Earth. At least this one.
    People who canít make the world into a story, go mad.

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    Re: Neal Adams and George Perez

    That's a tragedy on infinite earths. Absolute icons, both. Adams, Perez, and John Byrne were the main reasons I got into comic collecting.

    Adams was the guy half the comic book artists on the planet tried to imitate, but no one came close to his imaginative lines, page structure, and emotional impact. When I was learning to draw, I constantly had notions that I could copy Adams' style. But every time I tried, the pages whispered back, "No, you can't. Move on, kid."

    Perez' art was the epitome of what could happen inking over clean, tight pencils; popping off the page and into one's imagination. The speed at which he drew lent itself to huge collections of heroes, epic stories, and iconic team books- all the while looking as if someone would need a week just to draw a panel of it.

    When Byrne passes away, I'll likely be inconsolable.
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    Re: Neal Adams and George Perez

    Adams was the first artist- at least the first DC artist- to have readers buy a comic simply because he was drawing it. Prior to that, the party line at DC was that they could assign work to whomever they felt like, and the public wouldn’t care. The explosion of that idea led to good artists being paid more and consequently, more good artists entering and staying in the field.
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    Re: Neal Adams and George Perez

    Adams gave me nightmares and caused Mom to take away my comics. I don't think she got how Adam West became this.
    People who canít make the world into a story, go mad.

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    Re: Neal Adams and George Perez

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Adams gave me nightmares and caused Mom to take away my comics. I don't think she got how Adam West became this.
    You should have introduced her to Bernie Wrightson to show her what COULD have been. I have some Adams Batman stuff, but the Green Lantern-Green Arrow books I have I hold in higher esteem (#85- Speedy drug issue, #87- first John Stewart). I was such an Adams fan that I even bought some of his late-career Continuity comics books, even knowing they were doomed to the dime bin.

    Two of my favorite collection are my Perez-signed Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (displayed at half mast today), and a signed portfoloio of Neal Adams prints. My wife, who's a huge Wonder Woman fan, is also a big George Perez fan, but just doesn't know it.
    "The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer

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