Art Adams Days – Homo Superior
For the rest of this week we’re going to be celebrating ART ADAMS DAYS! Why you ask? Because it’s my blog and I say so! And because Arthur Adams is an amazingly, friggin’ly great artist!!! Today we’ll be looking at some of his X-Men work. This is by no means a complete collection of his X-Men work, just some images I picked out to highlight. I think it’s fair to say that he’s my favorite X-Men artist of all time, even more so than John Byrne.
Mr. Adams did quite a bit of work for the Classic X-Men series in the mid-1980s. This series reprinted the early adventures of the All-New, All-Different X-Men in chronological order starting with Giant Size X-Men #1.
Art’s first real break into Marvel Comics was the Longshot limited series. I’ve always loved the cover to issue #4, it’s so much fun!
Eventually Longshot was added to the X-Men roster.
Here is a neat one. Art Adams drew his own rendition of the cover to The Incredible Hulk #181 – the first appearance of Wolverine. Great stuff!
If you’re a fan of Art Adams work, you should really pick up TwoMorrows Modern Masters Volume Six: Arthur Adams. It’s a gorgeous book that celebrates the work of Art Adams and includes a gazillion obscure Art Adams drawings. The book is in black-and-white so it really highlights his line work. Great book!
Be sure to check back here tomorrow for more ART ADAMS DAYS!