Batman comic artist leaves extensive portfolio in NYC cab

A legendary comic-book artist is on the hunt for more than a hundred valuable sketches he left in a yellow cab — and he has put his talents to work in the search by drawing a portrait of the driver.

Neal Adams, best known for drawing Batman and Green Arrow, forgot to take two portfolio books out of the trunk of a Crown Victoria taxi at about 7:40 p.m. Sept. 4.

The books were in a beige tote bag bearing an image of Bucky O’Hare, a cartoon and comic-book rabbit.

Adams’ daughter, Kristine Stone, said the sketches in the books are worth tens of thousands of dollars. Each book had about 30 pages. About 100 to 120 sketches were lost.

“We need everyone’s help, and, hopefully, the artwork will be found,” Stone said.

Adams’ family, which runs his studio, contacted the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

“The lack of certain details presents a challenge,” said TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg, a longtime fan of Adams. “But we’re going to do everything in our power to reunite Mr. Adams with his portfolios.”

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