Comic book legend Neal Adams has sadly passed away.
I was shocked to read the news because it feels like I just saw him at C2E2…but then I remembered that was two years ago and I haven’t been to a comic convention since then.
Much like his collaborator Denny O’Neil, Adams really WAS a legend in every sense of the word. In the over two decades since I began attending comic cons, Adams was a near-constant fixture at everyone I attended. It blew my mind that the artist that created Ra’s al Ghul and worked on the historic Green Lantern/Green Arrow book was RIGHT there doing sketches and signing books.
The real kicker was that he was friendly too.
I never had anything signed by Adams but I was able to say hello on occasion and let him know that I appreciated his work. He always seemed to be having a blast whenever I walked by his table (well, table is putting it mildly…it was a less of a table and more of an experience the last time I saw it).
Neal Adams was one of the greats and he will be missed.