Edwin Austin Abbey (1 April 1852 1 August 1911)One of the greatest American illustrators of the Golden Age of Illustration of the last quarter of the 19th century.
His work was praised for its design and historical accuracy and he illustrated works by Marvell, Pope, and Shakespeare.
Adams made his first splash in comic books drawing horror stories for Warren Publishing before exploiting the gap left by Kubert at DC Comics.
After producing a handful of war and horror stories for anthologies like Our Army at War, Adams found himself working on The Adventures of Jerry Lewis and The Adventures of Bob Hope.
After producing a few covers featuring Superman and Batman for Action Comics, Lois Lane and The Brave and the Bold, Adams produced his first team-up story, "The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads" for World's Finest Comics in 1968.
Adams' talent to draw realistic figures helped ground the series in the real after years of camp adventure that had overtaken the comic book following the success of the 1966-68 TV series.In 1902 King Edward VII appointed him official court painter of the coronation in Westminster Abbey.Amongst his many artist friends was John Singer Sargent.He took over the artwork with Strange Adventures #206 and illustrated the stories and covers for eleven issues, also taking over the scriptwriting with issue 212.Adams also briefly drew (and even more briefly wrote) The Spectre in 1968.