Neal Adams Drops Some Hints at Steel City Con – Superman and The New Gods?

By Jeremy Konrad

Pop culture was in full effect today at the Steel City Con in Monroeville, PA as dealers and creators galore peddled their wares and rubbed elbows with the likes of George Takei, the Million Dollar Man, and various creators. One such creator in attendance was legendary artist Neal Adams.  I got a chance to ask him a few questions, and he let slip a couple of things he has coming up from DC.

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He will be making a 10-page contribution to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman, out in January. It will honor—and serve an intro of sorts to—Batman through the ages. When pressed for a bit more info, like whether or not that may be his contribution to Detective Comics #27, he responded by saying “I don’t know. They are not telling me… It may or may not!” He went on to add, “I wish they were a little more forthcoming so I could know what the hell I was doing. I don’t get it, how it benefits them. I guess they think some people don’t know how to speak English the right way and may say the wrong thing. Uh, I know how to speak English and I know how to say the right thing. They are not capable of taking advantage of people who are reasonably erudite and reasonably intelligent, so I guess they’re guess reticent.”

The big news he dropped was that he has a 6-issue Superman story in the works that—if it gets approval—will co-star the New Gods. Being a big fan of the New Gods, he’s hoping for approval to use them. “People keep taking shots at the New Gods, and it doesn’t seem to work. I think it would be nice if I took a shot at them and it did work, but that would be up to me. I would have a goal of not screwing it up.” It appears it is in the final stages of approval.

Alas, when I asked about the possible inclusion of my favorite Superman Family character Krypto, Neal responded with a chuckle.

“No! Oh god, haven’t they killed Krypto yet?”

Jeremy Konrad is a freelance contributor for Bleeding Cool. Follow him on Twitter @jeremyohio

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