1970S Buckler: Green Arrow Pencil Panel Page (was Neal Adams…) by Rich Buckler - Comic Strip

1970S Buckler: Green Arrow Pencil Panel Page (was Neal Adams…)

Comic Strip
circa 1970


A nice auction story behind this pencil page page: Heritage first offered this page as "Neal Adams Green Arrow Unpublished Page Original Art". This made some fuss on the comicart-l and on Neal Adams Almanack Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/326921490741151/permalink/396419090458057/).

Rich Buckler identified it as his work in the context of the Facebook-conversation:
"That page is not Neal Adams. It is definitely a comics page penciled by me. Thanks for the sideways compliment 'Neal copy cat'. But, too detailed to be me? I was working this detailed since my first pencil work at D.C. Comics ('The Symbionts', which Neal inked). I have no idea what this page was for and why it was not used. I'm wondering why Heritage did not contact Neal to authenticate this piece."

Then Heritage took it down and offered it a few weeks later as "Original Comic Art
Rich Buckler Green Arrow and Black Canary Pencil Panel Page Original Art (c. 1970s)".


About Rich Buckler

Rich Buckler (February 6, 1949 – May 19, 2017) was an American comic book artist and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four in the mid-1970s and for creating the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales #25. Buckler drew virtually every major character at Marvel and DC, often as a cover artist. As a teenager in Detroit, Buckler attended the initial iterations of the Detroit Triple Fan Fair, eventually running the convention along with originator Robert Brosch in 1969–1970. Buckler's first comics work was as a teenager with the four-page historical story "Freedom Fighters: Washington Attacks Trenton" in the King Features comic book Flash Gordon #10 (cover-dated Nov. 1967). At DC Comics, he drew the "Rose and the Thorn" backup stories in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #117-121 (Dec. 1971 - April 1972). Buckler drew the first three issues of writer Don McGregor's Black Panther series in Jungle Action vol. 2, #6-8 (Sept. 1973 - Jan. 1974), a run that Comics Bulletin in 2010 ranked third on its list of the "Top 10 1970s Marvels". He fulfilled a decade-long dream in 1974 when assigned to draw Marvel's flagship series, Fantastic Four, on which he stayed for two years. During this period, Buckler created the cyborg antihero Deathlok, who starred in an ongoing feature debuting in Astonishing Tales #25 (Aug. 1974).

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becoolman Really thought it was Neal Adams Work ! Very cool anyway !
Dec 19, 2019, 2:14 AM