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The Marvels Ongoing Comic Series Spans All of Marvel Universe History

“Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.” That’s how acclaimed writer Kurt Busiek describes his new ongoing series, The Marvels. Alongside artists Yildiray Cinar and Alex Ross, Marvels will be the most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe where any characters can show up for adventures that can and will take them anywhere! With the entire Marvel Universe at its disposal, this expansive series will feature everyone from the Marvel Universe’s first heroes to its latest superstars.

“The whole idea of The Marvels is to be able to use the whole Marvel Universe — not just all the characters in it, but all the history of it. The sweeping scope of the whole thing,” Busiek said in an interview with marvel.com. “Big stuff can happen in the Marvel Universe, but we usually see it confined largely to the Avengers in Avengers, to the FF in Fantastic Four, and so on. The Marvels is intended as a freewheeling book that can go anywhere, do anything, use anyone. It’s a smorgasbord of Marvel heroes and history. It’s not a team. It’s a concept, or a universe, depending on how you look at it. The Marvels features the marvels — all the many and varied characters of the Marvel Universe. The heroes, the villains, the oddities — all of it. There’ll be popular characters of today, there’ll be obscure characters from long ago — heck, there’ll be story threads that take place in the past, or possibly the future. We’re not limited to just the present. And there’ll be new characters, too, from the street-level to the cosmic. There are three new marvels in the first issue, although a couple of them are only seen for a panel or so. But we’ll get back to them. I’d say “the sky’s the limit,” except in the Marvel Universe, there’s a lot going on beyond that sky. And it’s all open to us.”

 The Marvels will hit stands in May!

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To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Year of Marvels, Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek Present Marvels Epilogue #1

When Marvels made its debut in 1994, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross gave Marvel fans a brand new perspective on the Marvel Universe and its heroes. Marvels spanned decades of Marvel history – and now the story will continue!

This July, Busiek and Ross will join forces once again in Marvels Epilogue #1, a brand new, standalone story that will take place in the 1970s and feature a new “Marvels” look at the “all-new, all-different X-Men” from that decade. The story’s main character, photojournalist Phil Sheldon, is now retired with two adult daughters. While visiting New York City for the holiday season, they find themselves in the middle of a clash between the mutants and the Sentinels.

In addition to Ross’s cover, variant covers will be provided by Dave Johnson, Ron Lim, Skottie Young, and Fred Hembeck, plus a Hidden Gem variant cover by Dave Cockrum. The issue itself will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at the story, giving readers an inside look to the process behind the production and fun facts from the creative team.

Marvels Epilogue #1, written by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross with art and a cover by Ross, goes on sale this July!

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Meet Renowned Comic Book Artist Alex Ross At The Dunn Museum On March 9

Comic book artist Alex Ross will take part in a rare signing event at the Dunn Museum in Libertyville, Illinois, on Saturday, March 9, from 2–5 pm. The public appearance––the only scheduled signing in the Chicago area in 2019––marks the opening of his exhibition, Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross, on display March 9 through September 8. 

Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Ross has created some of the most iconic images known to fans today. For nearly 30 years, he has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art by illustrating characters including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the Avengers, Storm, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and many more. 

For the signing event, visitors will be seen by Alex Ross on a first-come, first-served basis. Ross will sign up to five items per person. Exclusive posters, his Marvelocity book, and a variety of other merchandise will be available for purchase at the Dunn Museum gift shop during the event. Selfies can be taken with the artist, as time allows. Ross will not review portfolios or sketches.

A variety of other activities will take place at the exhibition’s opening day, including creating a superhero mask, testing out your superpowers and tours of the exhibit. The Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Ross’ signing event and other exhibition opening day activities are free with Museum admission: $6 for adults; $3 for seniors; $3 for youth ages 4–17; free for children ages 3 and under. The first 100 people to arrive at the exhibit will be admitted free through support provided by presenting sponsor, the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Ross, often referred to as the “Norman Rockwell of comics,” started his craft at a young age. Dunn Museum visitors and Ross fans will experience a mini-documentary focusing on his work at all stages of his life. The gallery will include both 2D and 3D work featuring some of Marvels greatest heroes and villains. Approximately 75 original works created by Ross will be on display. They are on loan from his personal collection. 

“Marvelocity” is his latest release, a curated collection of his best Marvel works over his career. The book, which includes painted pages, covers, childhood artwork, and never-before-seen art, reunites Ross with author Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear, who worked with Ross on a 2003 book, “Mythology,” a collection of his best works for DC Comics. 

Ross resides in the Chicago area and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

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Detective Comics #1000 Variant Cover Signed By Alex Ross

For this milestone anniversary, Alex Ross created an all-new Batman painting — his stunning recreation of the original first appearance of The Batman from 1939’s DC Comics, Detective Comics #27.  It’s presented here in an exclusive variant cover with vintage-style trade dressing just as released 80 years ago. Signed by Alex Ross with COA.

Pre-orders start next Tuesday, February 26. You can join the waitlist for a signed copy HERE. Please note this is a pre-order with an estimated shipping date of April 17, 2019.

– Cover A by Alex Ross
– Hand-Signed by Alex Ross
– Certificate of Authenticity, individually numbered
– Limited to 150 Signed Editions of Cover A
– Homage to 1939 Detective Comics #27
– Exclusive vintage DC Comics trade dress
– $70

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Inside The Studio of Legendary Comic Book Artist Alex Ross

In the world of comic book artists, Alex Ross is a superhero. He’s been called the Norman Rockwell of comics and has put his imprint on Superman, Spiderman, Aquaman and Captain America. 

Ross wields his superpower in his paintbrush and he allowed “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Anthony Mason into his secret lair.

Ross just released his harcover collection of Marvel artwork, Marvelocity.

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Comic Book Writer & Artist Alex Ross On Late Night With Seth Meyers

Comic book writer and artist Alex Ross appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss his artistic process, what drew him to the idea of drawing realistic versions of superheroes and explains why he doesn’t have an email.

Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art with his brilliant use of gouache paint.

Ross is in New York to promote his new book Marvelocity at New York Comic Con.

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History of The DC Universe Art Print By Alex Ross Art

Sideshow and Alex Ross Art are proud to present the History of the DC Universe Fine Art Lithograph. 

Originally illustrated as a book cover to the expansive History of the DC Universe guidebook, this dramatic composition pays heroic homage to the origins of DC’s most beloved characters. The History of the DC Universe Fine Art Lithograph captures the evolving scope of the DC Universe, from the destruction of Krypton to the death of the Waynes, to the foundation of heroic organizations like the Green Lantern Corps, the Legion of Superheroes, and the Justice League. The dynamic illustration honors DC heroes like Wonder Woman, Batman, Shazam, Superman, and more while the mysterious figure of Darkseid and planet Apokolips signal a darker horizon to this expansive universe. 

Each History of the DC Universe Fine Art Lithograph will be hand-signed by Alex Ross and includes a Certificate of Authenticity as a part of the limited edition of 175 pieces. This fine art DC collectible makes an unforgettable addition to any fan’s personal collection. 

Print details:

– Officially licensed by DC Comics
– Limited edition of 175
– 24 x 18″ Fine art lithograph print
– Hand-signed by the artist, Alex Ross
– Certificate of Authenticity

Frame details:

– Recycled Polystyrene Moulding (Black)
– Custom double mat design (Crescent mats in Black and 9625 Blue Moon)
– Mats, foam board backing, and adhesive tape all certified archival materials
– Framing grade acrylic
– Wire hanger: No additional hardware required

Preorder the unframed print for $150 or the framed print for $365.

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Marvel’s Captain America Suits Up For Battle In San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Art From Alex Ross

At the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, Alex Ross Art will showcase their exclusive Captain America: Ready for Battle fine art lithograph to eager fans.

Captain America: Ready for Battle will be available for purchase at the Alex Ross Art Booth #2415 when the convention begins on July 18. The print is signed by Ross himself and will cost you $195. This is a limited-edition item, with only 100 copies made.

Here is a description of the illustration from Alex Ross Art:

“This illustration is a tribute to the classic comic cover “Invincible Iron Man #126” by Bob Layton and John Romita, Jr. Originally created as a lenticular cover for “Marvel Legacy: Captain America #695,” this illustration depicts Captain America getting ready for battle. It mirrors the 1979 cover of Iron Man suiting up.”

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More Powerful Than A Locomotive (Action Comics # 1 Tribute) Print By Alex Ross

This year marks an iconic moment in comic book history: Superman’s 80th Birthday! In May 1938, Action Comics #1 introduced Superman to the world.

To celebrate this anniversary, Alex Ross is releasing “More Powerful than a Locomotive,” a tribute to Action Comics #1. Originally created for Superman: The Complete History — The Life and Times of the Man of Steel, Ross reinterprets this iconic scene in his own distinctive style, converting it from day to night and transforming the comic-illustrated Superman into the photorealistic Man of Steel. 

“Most people coming to comics realize the historical importance of Superman,” Ross shares. “But I’ve always loved very specific traits of the character, and in fact, very specific versions. When I saw some reprints of the oldest comics with him, from the ’40s, I immediately fell in love with the art style from then. He looked very serious, very rough and ready… a character built for the era of the Second World War. I like to connect with that earliest version of him, to bring him back to those roots.

This print will have a limited advance release at C2E2 on April 6, with 10 pieces available at the convention and 10 pieces available online. The piece will have a full online release on April 18, the original release date of Action Comics #1.

Each signed-and-numbered artwork measures 16″ X 22″, includes a Certificate of Authenticity, and is printed on premium, 110-lb fine art paper.

Fans and collectors can join the wait list at Alex Ross Art starting March 30 at 10 a.m. ET, with a per-poster price of $195.

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Universal Monsters Blu-ray Steelbooks Featuring Art By Alex Ross

Universal Studios celebrates the career of world renowned illustrator Alex Ross with this limited run of beautiful black and white SteelBook cases. Each of the seven titles features a gorgeous illustration with only the artist’s signature on the front of the case.

The collection includes: Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, The Bride Of Frankenstein, The Creature From The Black Lagoon.

You can find these in stores on September 12, and you can preorder all of them right now here.

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