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« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2006, 04:56:39 PM »

he argued that the Silver Age ended the moment that Neal Adams did a comics cover, because his work could never definitively be "Silver Age."

And more and more, I find myself agreeing with him. You go back, you see covers featuring Superman and Batman playing pranks on Robin or playing baseball, and I say to myself, "Neal Adams would never do a cover like that."

Those covers are from the 1940's and 1950's not the Silver Age, they are from the Golden Age.

Once the Silver Age started, those covers ended:

July-August 1958 cover:

Neal Adams was going with the theme of the day.

May 1960:

March 1963:

August 1964:

Silver Age Covers were more shocking and melodramatic than the care free Golden Age covers.

March 1967

August 1967

1st Neal Adams cover:

The Bronze Age just took that and ran with it, but wasn't as big of a change as the Golden Age to Silver Age covers direction was.

case in point, another Neal Adams:

June 1969

compare to

August 1964

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« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2006, 06:56:17 PM »

In this case its also true that Batman and Superman didn't even share the same stories in WF until 1954, so the covers really reflect a bit of fun not unlike something on the Saturday Evening Post...
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« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2006, 04:07:51 AM »

I had a friend that argued ceaselessly that Neal Adams was the single most significant artist in comics history;


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