Below are images for the entire issue of Ms. Mystic #1, Continuity Comics 1987.
It contains 16 of the 17 pages I’d drawn (the page count for a DC book in 1977), from a plot by Neal Adams.
The pencils for this issue were completed in the summer of 1977.
Neal Adams first published my work under the Pacific Comics imprint in 1982, claiming it was his creation alone and that I’d only contributed a vague “assistance”.
In this 1987 iteration under his own imprint, he changed that credit to “some layouts”.
Josef Rubinstein, designated to ink Ms. Mystic #1 for DC Comics in 1977, who had also seen the pencils for the first issue, recently made a statement about it, on Facebook:
There’s this battle of words going on between Mike Netzer and neil Adams about who invented and who really owns the comic book character Ms Mystic. I was only on the periphery of most of this and without going into personal feelings about the individuals, the one thing that I can state unequivocally is that I was asked to ink the Ms Mystic book penciled by Mike Nassar (his name at the time) for DC comics. Then the implosion happened and that job never came to being. I was surprised and disappointed to see it several years later inked (I thought only inked) by neil Adams for another comic book company. I saw Mike’s pencils for the comic and they were far beyond layouts. They were finished pencils ready to be inked. You can extrapolate from that what you will.
In the images below, the pages I penciled (inked by Adams), are in full color.
The cover and pages that Adams added (to fill out Pacific’s and Continuity’s larger page count) are of a lighter opacity.
A few additional images and comments are interspersed in the page lineup.
A great deal of hard work and love was poured into these pencils. Besides having a well earned achievement of my early career in comics erased by Neal Adams’ fraudulent takeover of my property, he also claims he did most of the penciling for this issue, when it was, in fact, some of my best finished pencil work of that time. Joe Rubinstein and many others still remember.
I can hardly imagine a greater treachery that an artist could do to another.