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All Quotes by author - Neal Adams
" As far as I know, no kid ever bought a children's book himself with his own money, but they'll buy comic books. So we better make them good. "
" As it turned out, if you look at the history, everything in superhero comic books pretty much lies between Superman and Batman: Superman being the greatest superhero there is, and Batman being the one of the few superheroes who has no superpowers and is, in fact, not a superhero. "
" Back in the olden days when we were rubbing sticks together, everybody wanted to have a comic strip, to live in Westport Connecticut, to have a Jaguar and to have a wife and two and a half kids and to have a girl in town in their studio in Manhattan that they'd romance, and then they'd have people ghost their strip. It was like this big dream. "
" Believe me, when I do a story - if you read 'Batman: Odyssey,' I never do something without there being a reason. There's always a reason, and you will find out in the story. I'm looking to entertain you. "
" Everybody's 'odyssey' is a little bit different. Batman's is his own and unique to him. "
" Every business makes big mistakes along the way. "
" For me, Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster's character was Superman. "
" I believe in advancing the story with the cover so that the audience gets taken in immediately with that cover. "
" I changed the layout of comic books in general. When I came in, layout design wasn't really part of what you did. It was all just panels, panels, panels. So when I came in, I thought, 'Nah, let's change that,' and I designed the page. "
" I created the first black superhero who was not a gangbanger or an African chief but was rather a college graduate and a professional, which I think is a big accomplishment. "
" I did the X-Men, and I plotted the stories, and Roy Thomas dialogued them. And that first set of comic books that I did are the plot that the first X-Men movie was taken from, where Magneto invents a machine that turns regular humans into mutants. That's my idea. "
" I did work more realistically: I used real anatomy, faces with expressions - not Dick Tracy with his one slip of the mouth and that's it, but actual expressions on the faces that made the characters look like they were saying what was in the balloons. "
" I don't get involved in criticizing or extolling really good artists who do their job. That's for other people. "
" I have always felt that effect covers are very good covers. They bring you into the story if you pay attention to them. "
" I know Coney Island more than I know Queens and Brooklyn! And I understand everything about it - Coney Island is my home. "
" I like Captain America because I liked Captain America when I was younger. "
" I live in New York and California, and I get to travel. "
" I love Captain Marvel. I'd love to see a Captain Marvel movie. "
" I'm a fan of Superman as created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Remember that Jerry and Joe created a character that was the biggest superhero of all. "
" I'm not someone who complains in any way about how things move forward, unless somebody actually does a really crappy job. "
" I really kind of always wondered, if I did Superman, what I would do, and what I would be able to do, because it's a little harder for me, being kind of a realistic guy, to imagine doing a character who almost has no limits to his powers. "
" I think of myself as a storytelling, and one of the reasons why people have held my stuff close to them is because it's one thing to draw pretty pictures, and it's another thing to create a story. That's what I've always done, whether it be for advertising clients or commercial clients or comic books. My hand is in there, and I am the storyteller. "
" I think, sometimes, if you get too much attention, then everybody watches you more closely, and they make these broad generalizations about you that aren't really true. "
" I think that Curt Swan, when he did Superman for the longest time, became the definitive Superman artist, and everybody got it. That made him very, very special in the annals of comic books. "
" I think that we want to believe in Superman. "
" It may be that a majority of superheroes are white males. But that's because they used to all be white males, except for Wonder Woman and Black Canary and maybe one or two others. Now there are Spanish, Puerto Rican comic book superheroes, black superheroes, and women superheroes. "
" It used to be that comic strips were the big thing, and comic books were toilet paper. "
" I used to work on a carousel on a boardwalk in Coney Island. "
" I want a Superman that men will look up to - that somehow he manages to go out and work out and add muscles to his body that he wasn't born with necessarily, but that developed - as a person who takes care of himself and takes care of his health. "
" Most of what we know or assume to know is wrong one way or another. "
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