By Philip Schweier
January 10, 2018 - 09:03
Deadman is sent on a psychedelic trip in an effort to find out, rendered only as Neal Adams can. In the past, Adams has hidden secret messages in his art, typography disguised as illustration. Look for the same on the cover, but if you miss it, don’t worry. It’s nothing you won’t read later in the story.
This issue is short on action and long on exposition. As with the last issue, the dialogue is clunky, as if it has been translated into another language and then back to English. Modern people just don’t talk this way, and I’m extremely disappointed Neal Adams doesn’t recognize that.
Bus, as usual, it’s Neal Adams. His art is perfect, though after decades in the comic book industry, it’s not uncommon to see as many imitators. While we aren’t really seeing anything new, we are seeing gorgeous illustrations from a master of the medium.