Monday, June 27, 2011

Batman Odyssey - Final 7 on the way

Yo, Neal here.

What the heck is happening with Batman Odyssey?

DC tells us the solicitations have begun for the last 7 monthly issues.

Your stores have not been reacting to your enthusiasm, but rather, they have been reacting to the internet chatter. Chatter that I.... perhaps should have responded to.

Now it's all verblunget and you guys are the ones who are losing out, and I am sorry.

The continuing series is just great! It's exciting and dramatic with neanderthals, evolved dinosaurs, magicians, war, death, gnomes, trolls and tests, the like of which Batman, the modern Ulysses has never faced in his life... all happening in a real underworld.

The multiple climaxes are killer. But if you care.... Man, I hate to say this... you've got to hoc your stores like bloody hell to get these issues.

My promise to you is to give you the best, most exciting comic books ever. I've never failed you, and I never will. But this time, you've got to dig in and demand your stores get this. The best Batman series ever.

A note: You notice Marvel is actually promoting my work for them? Avengers and the "Secret Project?" You'll notice Dark Horse is promoting Blood? Well, for some reason, DC isn't promoting "Batman Odyssey." So.... it's up to you and me, guys and gals.

Neal Adams


  1. Hi Neal,

    As an up and coming creator (can you be up and coming at my age?) I analyze everything I read (comic wise), but Odyssey, I simply enjoy.

    Looking forward to the rest of the series,



  2. I think that the multidimensional plotline in the first issues of Odyssey has proven to be too opaque for the average Batman fan. So retailers are responding accordingly. And then DC is responding to the retailers. Best of luck jump starting the new story arc!

  3. Hey Neal, not to freak you out or anything, but I just saw on the Diamond retailer website today that the numbering for the first 6 issues of Odyssey have been changed to "#1 (of 6)" "#2 (of 6)", right up to "#6 (of 6)".

    Have you heard anything about this?

  4. I just saw on Comic Book Resources that ODYSSEY will return on October 19th with volume 2, number 1 -- which, of course, is the same thing as the original number 7. Glad to see it! I thought we had lost the book forever.

  5. They aren't promoting it because the book sucks. A retarded monkey could write a better book than the tripe you have cranked out.

  6. made everyone I know put it on their pull list. Can't wait to see the next issue, I know it was a raw deal but I know the story is worth it, as well as great art. Even if I didn't ink it.