This Artist's Edition Portfolio had a small print run, was poorly distributed, and is now out of print. The original art for the eight-page story is reproduced as eight separate plates, housed in a hardcover decorated folder.
Thrillkill was Neal Adams at his heightened realism peak, the style he utilized for his advertising work and National Lampoon art. Appearing in Creepy #75 in 1975, the story was loosely based upon the real-life University Of Texas Tower sniper Charles Whitman who killed 13 people in 1966. Thrillkill was a watershed story, Adams' most realistic and naturalistic, and won multiple comic book awards when it came out.
From the Publisher:
Neal Adams redefined the look of comics in the 1970s. His groundbreaking dynamic storytelling, coupled with a sense of realism that was never before seen in mainstream comics, has made Adams one of the most influential artists of the last 50 years. He was responsible for what many consider to be the definitive version of Batman, as well as being the co-creator of one of the Caped Crusader’s greatest villains: Ras Al Ghul. He has produced near legendary runs on Green Lantern, Deadman (in Strange Adventures), the Avengers, the X-Men and many more.
Now IDW is pleased to present one of Neal's outstanding stories in the Artist's Edition Portfolio format. Each page scanned from the original art to match in exacting terms the look and feel of his original art.