Over the last two months, the humble House of Ideas has revealed 28 “Timeless” variant covers created by Modern Marvel Master Alex Ross, which will begin to hit shelves at your local comic shop in September. Now, you can get a rare glimpse inside Ross’s amazing artistic process!
Check out a special video and watch as Ross crafts his iconic painted covers and see how his timeless imagery was made into a magnificent mural in Marvel’s NYC offices!
2020 finds us stuck at home, but for Alex Ross this has become a new opportunity to create. In this documentary featurette featuring nearly 30-minutes of exclusive new interviews, Alex dives deep into a career of bringing superheroes to life.
Alex holds nothing back in extended answers to the most frequently asked fan questions, retrospectives to his most celebrated work, and of course unveiling spectacular brand new art for 2020.
Last month, the first of Marvel’s Timeless variant covers were unveiled. Now is your chance to see the additional covers in this incredible collection coming your way this October!
These gorgeous covers feature Marvel’s greatest heroes brought to life by the iconic art of legendary artist Alex Ross. Behold Marvel heroes like Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Jean Grey in painted portraits, depicted in their most classic and beloved costumes. Don’t miss your chance to begin collecting all 28 of these stunning variant covers at your local comic shop starting in September!
“Nobody else embodies the term Timeless quite as well as Alex does,” Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told ComicBook.com last month. “His work makes people relate to these fantastical characters in an entirely new way–they become plausible and real without giving up their larger-than-life qualities in the process. He’s also just about the hardest-working guy in the business–his output, given its quality, is truly staggering.”
There’s something quite timeless about the art of Alex Ross, which is why he was the perfect artist to bring to life some of Marvel’s classic characters for their New York offices. Ross previously created a large mural for Marvel’s New York headquarters, and now fans can get their favorite characters from that mural in a series of gorgeous new Timeless variant covers. The Timeless series will feature 14 different covers in Ross’ signature style, and you can pick up the covers from September to October. As for the heroes involved, you’ll be able to find classic versions of Captain America, Iron Man, Storm, Scarlet Witch, Mr. Fantastic, Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer, and more.
“Nobody else embodies the term Timeless quite as well as Alex does,” Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said. “His work makes people relate to these fantastical characters in an entirely new way–they become plausible and real without giving up their larger-than-life qualities in the process. He’s also just about the hardest-working guy in the business–his output, given its quality, is truly staggering.”
“Marvel allowed me to do a series of full-length portraits of their most well-known heroes,” Ross said. “I wanted to illustrate timeless versions of these characters, and Marvel fully supported me in that passion. It was an honor to be asked to create this artwork for a mural in Marvel’s offices.”
This September, Tony Stark will be going back to basics and putting the man back in Iron Man! Acclaimed writer and producer Christopher Cantwell (Doctor Doom, TV’s Halt and Catch Fire) and international super-star artist CAFU (Jane Foster: Valkyrie) will be bringing Marvel readers a new age of iron, including an all-new suit of armor designed by legendary Marvel painter Alex Ross.
Tony is putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn’t always that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out.If you strip a billionaire down to his bolts, does he run solid…or just overheat?
For answers to these questions, along with a thrilling new era of rock-solid super-heroic action and adventure, do not miss Iron Man #1 when it soars into comic shops this September!
“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.”
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!
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.
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