new
archives
faq
links
contact
ISSUE NO. 842
X

MORE Tomahawk covers by
Neal Adams,
Jack Adler and Gaspar Saladino!

X
ABOVE: The late Gaspar Saladino and Neal Adams. BELOW: Jack Adler


X
X
X

X
ABOVE: The genius of the coloring on the cover above is in the shading. The sky we see through the "hole" is a uniform shade of cyan, and the lighting on the figures in the pit wasn't put there by Adams in the original art, it was added by Adler, who colored the Tomahawk figure with oranges where the sun struck it, using browns and purples for the parts that were in the shadow.

X
ABOVE: This one -- where to begin? It's brilliant from top to bottom. The dark blue sky adds drama, while the light from the bonfire in the lower right corner casts shards of pure yellow across the entire scene, pushing the image from the dramatic to the sublime.

X
X

BELOW: DC created their covers by having a colorist hand-color reproductions of the cover art. These images were used as color guides for the printer, who did the "actual" coloring. Hey! what a coincidence, there's an original Adler color guide below! Compare it to the printed version to see the huge, difficult-to- predict changes that occurred during the printing process...
X
X

X
ABOVE: Having nearly exhausted his palette of "sunset colors" in previous issues of this title, Adler chooses to conclude Neal Adams' run as the bok's cover artist with a delicately-shaded PURPLE sky. It doesn't generally happen in nature, but here it looks perfectly wonderful.

X
ABOVE: We conclude our look at Neal Adams Tomahawk covers with the one above, which you've never seen -- because it was rejected, and never printed! Why? Only the great spirit knows. If you want to gain a new appreciation for the late, great Jack Adler, just try coloring it yourself!

X
Hawk, Son of Tomahawk
by Frank Thorne
X

X