Marvel, DC Comics, Charlton, Tower, Warren Magazine Artist Dan Adkins 1937-2013

doctor strange

Vanguard Productions publisher J. David Spurlock has reported on his facebook page that comic book penciler and inker Dan Adkins died last week at age 76.  Adkins worked for several publishers from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s, perhaps best remembered for his noteworthy run on Strange Tales and Doctor Strange.  He contributed pencils or pencils and inks to several other Marvel titles, during this period, including the Avengers, Tales to Astonish, and X-Men, and for other publishers such as Warren and Tower on titles like T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Creepy, and Eerie.

Adkins was also a prolific inker, with credits including Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk, Captain Marvel, Conan the Barbarian, for Marvel, and Detective Comics, Superman Family, Green Lantern, Superboy, and Warlord for DC, among countless others from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s.

Spurlock writes:

I went to Reading PA yesterday to buy Steranko and Adkins dinner. Neither Steranko nor myself had been able to reach Adkins. After dinner with Steranko, I hit the road back to New York only to be phoned by Steranko who had just received word from Adkins’ son that Dan left this world last week. In addition to many other credits, including T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Dr. Strange and much of the best inking ever done for Marvel, Adkins served as an art director at Marvel, was key to Wood launching Witzend, and he also mentored a number of young artists including Paul Gulacy, Val Mayerik and P. Craig Russell. He is missed.

 

Luc Besson, Arthur And The Minimoys, And The Court Case Worth Millions

defenders

Netflix Tells Us When We’ll See Iron Fist, The Defenders And More

Half A Million Comics Sold In One Groupon Sale…

hacksawridge

Andrew Garfield Goes To War Without A Gun In Hacksaw Ridge Trailer

150721-news-supernatural-hp-lg

“What Brings Me Back Is The Reality Of It” The Supernatural Round-Table At SDCC

Mickey Mouse Is A Great Uncle, In New French Indie Disney Comics From Fred Tebo And Régis Loisel

The Core Of Collecting At San Diego-Comic Con

8 New DC Rebirth Variant Covers – Frank Cho’s Wonder Woman, John Cassaday’s Constantine And More

the-shield-logo

Tread Perilously Podcast — The Shield: Co-Pilot

A Few Thoughts That Came To Me While Watching The Killing Joke…