DC Comics has released a sneak peek of the first issue of Batman: Odyssey by comic legend Neal Adams.

Batman: Odyssey #1
Written by NEAL ADAMS
Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
1:25 sketch variant cover by NEAL ADAMS

Legendary Batman artist and comics pioneer Neal Adams returns to Gotham City with the first issue of two 6-part miniseries!

In this electrifying new story, The Dark Knight faces a series of seemingly unrelated challenges as villains and allies old and new push him to his limits like never before. After Batman discovers a dark and mysterious matrix being superimposed over his life, what sort of life-changing voyage must he embark on to escape from this powerful and insidious force? Be here to find out as Adams writes and illustrates his next masterpiece Batman tale!

via The Source


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  1. At one point I was interested in this, not so much now. I like that they’re returning back to when Batman carried a gun but it still feels wrong to my modern mind.

  2. I’m interested, if only to see if Neal Adams can draw like the guys he pays to draw like Neal Adams. :)

    Oddly enough, this is the kind of stunt that I normally hate, with stunt-casting, a special mini, and Batman, and yet I’m kind of intrigued.

  3. It’s definitely a stylistic leap from what we’re used to. I’m not crazy about the colors. Yet, this is the only kind of stuff that I buy. I like it when they let the established guys loose on their own books, (sam keith, frank miller, etc.) I’m not really into the main titles all that much.

  4. It definitely looks older, like I just picked up a book from the ’90s or something. A million lines all over Batman’s face, and to be honest I really kinda hate the art. I didn’t realize Batman had a gun in those pictures above, I just skimmed through that’s how difficult I found the art to grab my attention. One one, I was wondering if Batman had two feet on one leg, but I gave up figuring that out after I realized I didn’t care. For those out there that enjoy this style whether as a straightforward enjoyment of the way it’s drawn or because it reminds you of another time in Batman history that you really enjoyed then that’s great. It’s just not for me. I may come across overly negative but I see definite validity in other’s points of view so I guess as Matthew says, “Your mileage may vary” and mine surely does. It might go toward my liking Herb Trimpe’s art, it’s not the most realistic proportions or overly detailed, but there’s something to be said for picking up a title and knowing without a doubt who drew the thing. I’m not as talented as others at distinguishing things like that, so I can really only tell by sight with two artists and it’s Herb Trimpe (really nice guy met him at Mid-Ohio Con) and Rob Liefeld and not for any good reasons there.

  5. Guess I’m in the minority…but I think Neal’s art has declined significantly since his heyday in the 60’s/70’s.

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