Batman,’ ‘Green Lantern/Green Arrow,’ ‘Deadman’ Artist To Appear All Three Days At New Orleans Morial Convention Center
ORLEANS, December 18, 2017 – All-time comics great Neal Adams, known to legions of fans as the artist who “revived ‘Batman,’ saved the ‘X-Men,” challenged the system and changed comics forever,” returns to the Wizard World tour with an appearance at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 5-7 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Adams, who had legendary runs on “Batman,” “X-Men,” “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” and “Deadman,” rescued Batman from the campy TV show, and transformed him into his present, “Avenger of the Night” persona.
When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’s Batman. His run led directly to the realistic incarnation seen in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight movies. Adams is the creator of Ras Al Ghul, now featured in the “Arrow” series, and pretty much created the Green Arrow and Merlyn characters we see in the “Arrow” TV show.
Recently, Adams was featured during “Neal Adams Month” with 28 homage covers for DC, penciled by Neal and inked by other artists the likes of Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, Simon Bisley and Walt Simonson.
Neal also drew the Batman Omnibus and the Green Arrow, Green Lantern Absolute, and his six-part “Coming of the Supermen” mini series which was a huge hit. His graphic novel Blood from Dark Horse featured the first animated lenticular lens cover ever done in the Industry. Adams’s 38-page “Harley's Little Black Book”, which is an homage to Superman Vs. Ali, is now in stores in a collected graphic novel, along with tons of variant covers.
Adams joins a standout Artist Alley that features the likes of Howard Chaykin (“American Flagg!,” “Divided States of Hysteria”), Agnes Garbowska (“My Little Pony,” “DC Superhero Girls”), David Mack (“KABUKI,” “Jessica Jones”), Marat Michaels (“Deadpool Corps,” “Extreme Studios”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Batman”) and more, in addition to the great Stan Lee, who is appearing as a celebrity guest.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.
For more on the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR.