Neal Adams Concept Art for Unmade Childhood’s End Mini-Series, Circa 1980

Starlog #42 1981-2

Starlog #42 1981-3

Starlog #42 1981-1

Starlog #42 1981-4

Long story short: The project met with Arthur C. Clarke’s approval, but producer Phil DeGeure could not get Universal to put up the huge budget needed to start production. DeGeure was a fan of Adams, who did not disappoint with his conceptual designs.

The article is from Starlog #42 (January, 1981).

Hat tip Martin Kennedy.

6 Responses to “Neal Adams Concept Art for Unmade <em>Childhood’s End</em> Mini-Series, Circa 1980”


  1. 1 welshpiper January 25, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Good find. The article mentions a mini-series adaptation of “Lucifer’s Hammer” – as far as I know, that never happened in any media. Am I wrong?

  2. 3 welshpiper January 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    There is that. Too bad, though – PC thought will be the first social convention to be discarded after we get hit by an apocalyptic comet.


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