This dynamic illustration is from the long-awaited Marvel Comics retrospective book, Marvelocity, by Alex Ross and writer Chip Kidd. Included in the book are more than 50 never-been-published sketches, paintings, photographs, working models, preparatory art, and a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters! With each depiction Ross brings the Marvel Universe to life like never before and offers up a triumphant celebration of these iconic characters: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, Doctor Strange, Ms Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and more!
The Marvelocity series comes as a set of 4 (Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange). This listing is for the complete set of 4, each of the matching number. You can also buy each piece individually for $825 each.
About Alex Ross:
Nelson Alexander Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work. He first became known with the 1994 miniseries Marvels, on which he collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek for Marvel Comics. He has since done a variety of projects for both Marvel and DC Comics, such as the 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come, which Ross co-wrote. Since then he has done covers and character designs for Busiek's series Astro City, and various projects for Dynamite Entertainment. His feature film work includes concept and narrative art for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and DVD packaging art for the M. Night Shyamalan film Unbreakable. He has done covers for TV Guide, promotional artwork for the Academy Awards, posters and packaging design for video games, and his renditions of superheroes have been merchandised as action figures.
Ross' style has been said to exhibit "a Norman-Rockwell-meets-George-Pérez vibe", and has been praised for its realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters. His rendering style, his attention to detail, and the perceived tendency of his characters to be depicted staring off into the distance in cover images has been satirized in Mad magazine. Because of the time it takes Ross to produce his art, he primarily serves as a plotter and/or cover artist. Comics Buyer's Guide Senior Editor Maggie Thompson, commenting on that publication's retirement of the Favorite Painter award from their CBG Fan Awards due to Ross' domination of that category, stated in 2010, "Ross may simply be the field's Favorite Painter, period. That's despite the fact that many outstanding painters are at work in today's comic books."