Dan Adkins has worked as a comics artist for comic books and science fiction magazines. Born in Midkiff, West Virginia, Adkins worked as a draftsman when he was serving in the Air Force in the 1950s. He launched his own fanzine, called Sata, in 1956. During this period, he also contributed to other fan publications like Amra, Vega and Xero. He settled in New York City, where he freelanced for science-fiction magazines and several commercial studios.
Silver Age of comic books
In 1964, during the period comic-book fans and historians call the Silver Age of Comics, Adkins joined the Wally Wood Studio as Wood's assistant. Wood and Adkins collaborated on a series of stories for Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror-comics magazines Creepy and Eerie. Adkins was among the original artists of Wood's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, for Tower Comics, drawing many Dynamo stories during his 16 months in the Wood Studio.
His work as a penciler and inker appeared in 816 comic books, and he inked over 70 artists in the comics industry. For Jack Kirby he is know for his inking on Captain America (issues 104 and 105). He drew 132 covers for Marvel Comics, in addition to his many pages for Doctor Strange and other Marvel titles. Adkins has worked for a variety of comics publishers, including Charlton Comics, DC Comics (Aquaman, Batman), Dell Comics/Western Publishing, Eclipse Comics, Harvey Comics, Marvel, and Pacific Comics.
In addition to penciling and inking, Adkins has also done cover paintings, including Amazing Stories, Eerie (issue 12) and Famous Monsters of Filmland (issues 42 and 44). His magazine illustrations have been published in Argosy (with Wood), Amazing Stories, Fantastic, Galaxy Science Fiction, Infinity, Monster Parade, Science-Fiction Adventures, Spectrum, Worlds of If and other magazines. [source: en.wikipedia.org]