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Collecting one comics' most legendary characters as envisioned by one its most influential creators, and featuring some of Batman's most memorable stories of all time. Neal Adams is the man responsible for taking Batman from TV-inspired campiness and returning him to into Gotham City's dark shadows, as a brooding and mysterious vigilante who strikes fear into the heart's oCollecting one comics' most legendary characters as envisioned by one its most influential creators, and featuring some of Batman's most memorable stories of all time. Neal Adams is the man responsible for taking Batman from TV-inspired campiness and returning him to into Gotham City's dark shadows, as a brooding and mysterious vigilante who strikes fear into the heart's of criminals everywhere. This stunning edition chronologically collects Neal Adam's Batman work from 1967 to 1969, with dark stories that set a new standard for the caped crusader and introduced him to a new generation of fans....

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ISBN : 9781401202699
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 236 Pages
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Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams, Vol. 2 Reviews

  • Gianfranco Mancini
    2018-10-22 20:42

    Some of the stories here collected not aged much well at all, but Batman illustrated by Neal Adams is just an important milestone to Dark Knights comics fans, marking the end of the campy cartoonish Golden Age and the start of a more realistic and dark Silver Age, a path that the character is still walking in modern days.Neal Adams photorealistic and sometimes Hammer-Horror inspired drawings are just awesome, and "The Secret of the Waiting Graves" and "Man or Bat!" are two of my most favourite Caped Crusader stories ever since I was a kid.

  • Stewart Tame
    2018-11-04 17:13

    Neal Adams has long been one of the definitive Batman artists. His pages drip mood and atmosphere. Batman’s cape swirls around him, accentuating shadows. Dynamic figures seem to pop off the page. For me, one of the best versions of Batman were the stories by Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams. They managed to simultaneously take him back to his roots while updating him for a contemporary age. They brought a new level of realism to the character that breathed fresh air into the concept.That said, some of these stories are pretty contrived. I’m guessing that quite a number of them were written with a single scene or concept in mind, and the rest of the story was concocted as way to get there no matter how. Batman’s classic rogues gallery is notably absent. There’s no Joker, no Penguin, not even Maxie Zeus. I know Denny and Neal did at least one Joker story, but it must be in either volume one or three of this series. The classic, “Ghost of the Killer Skies,” is in here, though, as well as the notably creepy, “The Secret of the Waiting Graves.” This is a lovely collection of classic Batman stories. Highly recommended!

  • James Caterino
    2018-11-10 18:18

    One of my top three Batman books, along with Year One and The Long Halloween. This may be the greatest collection of Batman stories ever published in one book.Writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams came to Batman in the late 1960's and rescued the franchise from the buffoonery the books had become when they erroneously assumed the campy charms of the popular TV show could somehow be adapted to the world of four color crack.The dynamic duo writer and artist infused intensity, drama, emotion, and respect into the books and created a Silver Age of brilliance that remains of the of the best eras for dynamic adventure storytelling for the Dark Knight.This collection contains my personal favorite Batman story of all time, the bittersweet brooding love story "Man-Bat". It is a knockout tale.I am a huge Jim Lee fan, but I have to say without a doubt the best Batman artwork of all time is in this book. No one can match the great Neal Adams. His framing and cinematic sense of movement is amazing!This book was "restored" with modern digital coloring techniques. For those who prefer to read and experience these stories in something closer to how they may have looked in the original comics, the Batman in the 70's trade paperback reprints many of these same stories including "Man-Bat".

  • Doyle
    2018-11-15 20:36

    The art is amazing, but the modern re-coloring on this edition flat out does not work for comics from the 60s-70s. The issue covers seem to have been colored differently than the interior story pages, as the coloring on the covers doesn't bother me.

  • Michael
    2018-10-28 17:26

    If you've been looking for Batman comics that remind you of Scooby Doo cartoons, this is the collection for you. The writing may be dated, but the art is still top notch. A very fun, weird trip.

  • Michael
    2018-11-03 19:20

    Adams' artwork is stunning. It's realistic without losing any of the energy of more stylized legends like Kirby or Ditko. Unfortunately, by this time in history, Batman writers hadn't caught up to the sophistication of Adams' drawing, so there's a goofy, dumbed-down quality to the dialogue and some of the situations, but even that has its charm. And if nothing else, though, these stories and covers are gorgeous to look at.

  • Alex
    2018-10-18 17:14

    Some of the best Batman stories ever told are in this volume.

  • Kevin Mann
    2018-11-16 23:32

    In theory this should be a 5 star work, but i have to deduct one star for the ridiculously bad color job on these 3 volumes (at times it really distracts badly) & also deduct one star for the dull, tediously boring writing. If this is your Father's Batman, then your Father probably fell asleep quite often when reading his exploits. But In spite of the shenanighans of the horrid modern coloring & Neal redrawing parts of pages , The art is STILL first rate. It would be hard to argue that Neal's iconic Batman isnt the definitive version, visually......With regard to the writing, it is fascinating to study the progression of maturity over the course of these 3 volumes. Very interesting to track. Moving at the same rate as society in general in the late 60s/early 70s. Volume 2 finds the stories becoming more adult & mature with slightly more complexity than Volume 1.......yet deadly dull. They are missing the spark that Marvel injected into their stories, which in turn makes Neal's work on Avengers & XMEN a thousand times more dynamic and enthralling than anything happening here. Buy this only for the artwork that looks unfortunately at times highly garish & loud with the misapplied 21st century computer coloring.

  • Brian Rogers
    2018-11-15 23:31

    Got this off the discount table at ComicCon a couple years back and pulled it off the shelf because the Kiddo was looking for representative Batman stories. Unfortunately the design of this series - reprinting every page of Neal Adams' Batman work in chronological order - makes for an uneven read. The stories are generally good and highly indicative of the late Silver Age Batman as an internationally known figure who can still be scary as all heck while beating up muggers in Gotham. There are no Ras a Ghul stories, which is a shame, but two Man-Bat tales (good stuff) and two Deadman stories that make little sense on their own, instead being ways to keep the Deadman plot line moving after his own title had been cancelled. That's the problem with the design, though I suppose if I had bought all of the books in the series I wouldn't have this complaint. Adams' artwork is gorgeous. His use of the human figure, his faces, his panel composition and realistic layouts really did redefine the character for the 1970's. He manages to make Batman feel real and capable, but not unnecessarily violent or 'scary'. The scripts of the time still emphasize him as a detective and a scientist and a humanitarian, which as I get older is how I prefer my Batman.

  • Michael Emond
    2018-11-07 23:29

    This collection of Batman's Neal Adams gets into some of the best Batman stories with Denny O'Neil at the helm of writing. If you are a comic book fan you get this collection because of the art. Neal Adams was so far ahead of the rest of the artists it wasn't even a fair fight. Even today I look at his art and don't think there are many who come close to capturing the hyper-realism that Adams could. Some may take offense that Adams recoloured some of the stories but I have one re-coloured and the same one left the same (in a Deadman collection) and I don't have any complaints. I don't think he needed to do it but I also don't think it detracts from the art. Overall, this is a must have in any true comic book lover's collection. The stories are solid and the art is perfection.

  • Carl Walker
    2018-11-11 16:35

    Reading these stories quickly became a chore... I already felt that Adams is overrated, but at least reading him on X-Men, I could see the appeal, and also with the "Demon" stories which I've read less recently. Maybe he hasn't gotten there yet as of this time; here, the dynamism is missing from the layouts. And the writing is obviously terrible as well. If you have no nostalgia for this period, definitely avoid this volume.

  • Fraser Sherman
    2018-10-26 21:41

    The art growth from Vol. 1 is amazing--the last story on the list isn't much storywise, but Adams makes it look breathtaking. There's also a great intro where Adams discusses how his perception of Batman changed: at first he was just buff, but by this point he's lean, a tall man who moves with the lithe grace of a much smaller one.

  • Neil
    2018-10-29 17:15

    Second volume of the complete Neal Adams Batman, this one is a great bit of comics history, as Adams and Denny O'Neil really hit their stride, introducing Man-Bat, the League of Assassins as well as classic Brave & the Bold crossovers with House of Mystery and the Enemy Ace. Adams' art holds up as dynamic and powerful and effectively modern, even though it is forty years old. A great collection.

  • Ondra Král
    2018-11-15 18:14

    Platí totéž, co u prvního dílu. Skvělá kresba, meh scénáře. Začínám být omnibusem docela zklamaný.

  • Kione
    2018-10-29 22:38


  • Brian
    2018-11-03 19:24

    One of the best comic book artists there is

  • Anya
    2018-11-13 15:33

    Some of the worst Batman writing and art I've seen from the 1960s.

  • Eva Vestergaard
    2018-10-24 23:26

    Herligt endelig at møde Ras al Ghul

  • Kal
    2018-11-14 21:15

    batman was a blast-from-the-past kind of book because it shows the original 1st issue with the man bat-one of batman's most famous villains.

  • Lucy
    2018-10-24 20:17

    brother's christmas from parents 2004 or 5.