Batman v1 #245, 1973 - Coerced by a political boss, a computer scientist takes part in framing a mayoral candidate. Neal Adams' illustrations continue to impress, displaying a mastery of layout and draftsmanship. Like his cover design, the artist uses lighting throughout the story to establish mood. Batman's confrontation of the scientist (see interior page below) is a perfect example, using a silhouetted lamp to add depth and contrast. Dick Giordano is credited as inker, but too many panels and pages suggest that Adams contributed as well. Other artists in this issue include Irv Novick. See today's posts or more Adams or Batman issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics. - - - - - - - - - - Adams cover pencils and inks = *** "The Bruce Wayne Murder Case" Adams story pencils, partial inks (Dick Giordano inks) 15 pages = **** - - - - - - - - - -
New format tweaks continue, hopefully improving the site. All posts now have large scans of both covers and interior pages. All scans are now captioned, credited to the featured artist on this blog. Any feedback is appreciated.