Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "Superman vs. the Grime-Master" by Wein and Adams

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! From the pages of Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition #1 (February1976), here's a previously unpublished educational/ecological short by Len Wein and Neal Adams-- Adams' only solo-Superman tale up to that point, by the way (according to the caption on the first page)! As you can see, the piece is shot from Adams' pencils and hand-lettered (also by Adams?). Another one-of-a-kind find from the Groovy Age, baby!


  1. Far out Groovy one! Every time I now look at Neal Adam's Superman. I see Christopher Reeve, it was uncanny how much Reeve looked like Superman. Thanks for posting this, I've never seen this. I can't believe DC never published this? What the.....!!!! Were they nuts!!??

    When Superman ruled & was still SuperMAN!

  2. Nice to see this for the first time. In a lot of Adams' educational/ad work, the characters tended to take on a slightly generic look, but this one looks more in keeping with the work he produced for GL/GA. Just a shame we didn't get a chance to see it fully inked up.

  3. Thank you,Mr Groove!
    Mr Adams' art is smokin'!
    Cool cool cool.
    /Mr Anonymous
    p.s. Whatever they say;
    I've proven that I'm not a robot.



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