Detective Comics No. 403 was one of the comics that sent me to the typewriter in praise of Adams' work.
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the Detective Comics 407 letters page
"The Neal Adams cover was a typically excellent Adams job. But, as so many of Neal's covers have been, this one's effectiveness was (at least) halved by those ever-present, ever-ugly word balloons. Allow me to register my dissatisfaction with the present Detective logo. It's too cluttered and bulky."A snotty kid, huh? (But I was ahead of my time. You just don't see a lot of word balloons on comics covers nowadays.)
|Neal Adams, March 18, 2016 (Photo: Charlie Meyerson)|
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of letters from
Schumer and Brennert
Note: In that 1970 fan letter, I was unduly tough on the great Dennis O'Neil and the late Frank Robbins, both of whom did outstanding work over the years. Did I mention I was 15?
Also note: Comic book letters pages were an incubator for creative talent. Also in that issue were letters from future comics (and other media) pros Arlen Schumer, Alan Brennert and Clem Robins.
Raw audio of the interview on Pop Up Archive.