Friday, October 21, 2011

Demon of Gothos Mansion

In 1970 I was ready to give up on comics, and I might have but for the comic book stylings of Neal Adams. I always bought multiples of Neal Adams covers and stories—not for speculation— but because, well, because, well I dunno, just because. Neal Adams revitalized the Batman character, and in my mind his version remains the best.

The Halloweenish cover below is so iconic, and was a tribute to the iconic Bob Kane cover from Batman's first year. Both are my favorite Batman covers, and might be some of yours as well.

Neal Adams — Batman #227 — 1970

Bob Kane — Detective Comics #31 — 1939


The Groovy Agent said...

Yes, they certainly are!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hah, I knew it Groovy!

Daniel [] said...

As I once told my fiancée, the reäction of some of us to that Adams cover was “He's back!