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Happy 80th Birthday Neal Adams!

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Above, Neal Adams and yours truly at the 2012 Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles. by Armand Vaquer Neal Adams, the comic book artist who many (including me) consider to be the definitive Batman artist, turned 80 today. Adams recently was released from the hospital after a bout with sepsis. Thankfully, he overcame it and is enjoying his birthday. It is hard to believe Neal Adams is 80. Then again, it is also hard to believe that I'm 67. But, there you go. I became aware of Adams's work around 1967 when he started drawing covers for DC's Superman Family of comic books. Then, he started doing some Batman/Superman stories in  World's Finest Comics . Not long after that, he started illustrating stories in  Batman  and  Detective Comics . And, around about that time, he took over the illustrating chores for the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series of stories in the  Green Lantern  comic book. Adams also illustrated Deadman stories, some included Batman. Those were great reads. I got to