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X-Men 60th Anniversary Giclee on Canvas signed by Alex Ross

Artwork Dimensions
IMAGE SIZE: 42.5 W x 16.25 H
Edition Size
100, with 25 APs, 25 PPs, 25 EPs



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Product Description

The X-Men are a superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby and writer/editor Stan Lee, the team first appearing in The X-Men #1 (September 1963). Although initially cancelled in 1970 due to low sales, following its 1975 revival and subsequent direction under writer Chris Claremont, it became one of the most recognizable and successful franchises of Marvel Comics. They have appeared in numerous books, television shows, the Disney's 20th Century Studios X-Men films, and video games. The X-Men title may refer to the superhero team itself, the eponymous comic series, or the broader franchise including various solo titles and team books such as the New MutantsExcalibur, and X-Force.

  • “X-Men 60th Anniversary” is created for the Alex Ross Fine Art print program. These never before released images are available for order now and will be delivered the end of July.
  • X-Men 60th Anniversary is a dynamic illustration by Alex Ross pays homage to the 1991 relaunch of The X-Men written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. Transforming this classic cover in his signature photo-realistic style, Ross brings new life to these timeless heroes. Featured are Professor X, Jean Grey, Storm, Archangel, Beast, Gambit, Colossus, Rogue, Psylocke, Cyclops, Wolverine and Magneto.
  • Each print is signed by Alex Ross, and the canvas comes rolled, with a 2-inch black border for gallery stretching.

Born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Alex made his artistic debut at three when, according to his mother, he grabbed a piece of paper and drew the contents of a television commercial he'd seen moments before. By age 13 he was scripting and drawing original comic books. Ten years later? He was hired by Marvel Comics to illustrate Marvel's central characters in the comic book event, Marvels (1994).

Having established himself creatively and financially with superhero projects, Ross turned to the real world with Uncle Sam, a 96-page story that took a hard look at the dark side of American history. Like Marvels, the individual issues of Uncle Sam were collected into a single volume - first in hardcover, then in paperback - and remain in print today. Ross would eventually go on to win the Comic Buyer's Guide Award for Favorite Painter. He won so many times that the award was officially retired.

Alex's work has celebrated the 60th anniversaries of Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman with fully painted, tabloid-sized books, depicting each of these characters using their powers to inspire humanity as well as help them.

In recent years, Ross has applied his artistic skills to outside projects with comic book roots, including a limited-edition promotional poster for the Academy Awards. In 2015, Alex was chosen by Apple Corps LTD to be commissioned as the first artist in over 30 years to paint the Fab Four. Driven by the Beatles legendary music and inspired by the generation's new trends in art, "Yellow Submarine" is a classic of animated cinema. Alex has often been referred to as 'the Norman Rockwell of comics' yet his "Yellow Submarine" piece reveals the similarly powerful influence of master surrealist Salvador Dali, whom Alex has also recognized as a guiding influence on his style.