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Neal Adams reflects on career; more on Wertham’s fact-fudging

Neal Adams

Neal Adams

Creators | Laura Sneddon talks to Neal Adams about his life in comics, including the time Stan Lee offered him the opportunity to work on any comic Marvel published: “I said, ‘Ohh okay, I see. So what’s your worst-selling title?’ He said, ‘X-Men, we’re gonna cancel it in two issues.’ I said, ‘You know what, I’d like to do X-Men.’ He said, ‘I just told you we’re gonna cancel it in two issues.’ I say, ‘Well fine! You know for two issues I will do X-Men. And that will be fine.’ He said, ‘Well okay. We’ll [write/run] it as long as we can, we’ll make you a deal. You can do X-Men, then we cancel it, then you gotta work on an important book like the Avengers.’” [The New Statesman]

Comics | Dave Itzkoff takes a closer look at the news that Fredric Wertham fudged his research and misrepresented some of the facts in Seduction of the Innocent. [The New York Times]

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Digital comics | New readers often find comics, especially those with complicated panels and layouts, off-putting; this fairly new reader describes how using comiXology’s Guided View to read comics panel by panel made it easier — and eventually she took off the training wheels and went back to the full-page view. [A Bittersweet Fountain]

Digital comics | Well, that didn’t take long: Someone has used Twitter’s new video-sharing tool Vine to make a comic, taking fumetti to the next level. [Mashable]

Creators | Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon talk about their latest project, B.P.R.D.: Vampire, the sequel to B.P.R.D.: 1947. [Comics Alliance]

Creators | Writer Ilan Stavans discusses his graphic novel El Illuminado, a mystery story with a strong grounding in Southwestern history. [Graphic Novel Reporter]

Creators | The local paper profiles young comics artist Philip McNulty, who started drawing superheroes when he got his first Spider-Man comic at age 3; he is the illustrator of Blue Sultan, from RZG Comics. [phillyburbs.com]

Comics | Sean Kleefeld talks to Batman expert Will Brooker about the life of a comics scholar; Brooker was the first person to write a PhD thesis about Batman. [MTV Geek]

Conventions | The Leeds, U.K.-based Thought Bubble festival has announced its 2013 dates (it will run in conjunction with the Leeds International Film Festival) and a preliminary slate of guests, which includes Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan, and Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. [Down the Tubes]

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Gee, a moral crusader faked his figures? I’m (not) shocked!

It is interesting that ” in Wertham’s original notes, Dr. Tilley writes, these quotations actually come from two young men, ages 16 and 17, who were in a sexual relationship with each other, and who told Wertham they were more likely to fantasize about heroes like Tarzan or the Sub-Mariner, rather than Batman and Robin. ”

But then Blue Beetle no changing into a bug doesn’t matter to the moral authority anymore than Joker having green hair instead of the orange color that the Aurora shooter dyed his hair. It’s all still blamed on popular media.

Oh Neil Adams. Your artwork is great, even if you’re a crazy Earth expansionist.

WERTHAM–LIAR! Giving psychology, psychiatry,statistics and research a BAD NAME!

back in 1983,marvel reprinted Adams x-men issues,and as a bonus,the fantastic unused cover for issue 56.someone please post it here.

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