SDCF 2019: 50 Years Of Neal Adams’ Batman: An Arlen Schumer VisuaLecture (San Diego Comic Fest, 10th March 2019)


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50 Years of Neal Adams’ Batman: An Arlen Schumer VisuaLecture (held in Room Palm B)

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Hall-of-Fame comic book artist Neal Adams beginning his four-year-plus stretch of stunning solo BATMAN stories that, following the damage done to the character by the campy TV series, rebooted Batman back to his original roots as a creature of the night, transforming the “Caped Crusader” into the “Dark Knight” we have known and loved ever since. Teamed with DC Comics writer Denny O’Neil and others, Adams’ dynamic draftsmanship and visual virtuosity birthed a body of Batman stories that many consider the definitive version of the 80-year-old character. Join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he revisits, and rejoices in, the fabulous first year of Adams’ historic Batman run.

Please note: for the sake of full disclosure and completion, we have included the full lecture as presented by Arlen Schumer, including the unfortunate incidence that occurred in the closing minutes of the presentation. A statement has been made by Arlen Schumer, regarding his behaviour at the very end of this video and can be found here:



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