MYTHOLOGY: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross


MYTHOLOGY: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross

CHIP KIDD & GEOFF SPEAR    Book Number: 87077    Product format: Hardback

A big coffee table picture book in which every page explodes with the power of the icons it celebrates. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, The Green Lantern as you've never seen them before. Step into the studio for a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process with hundreds of never-before-seen sketches, limited edition prints and prototype sculptures. Alex Ross has produced a remarkable body of work, here interspersed with vintage DC comic panels and reference points from which he launches his extraordinary interpretations. Known as the Norman Rockwell of comics, it is a combination of his dynamic art together with designer/writer Chip Kidd's kinetic design from stories including Superman: Peace on Earth and Batman: War on Crime and Uncle Sam. There are spectacular gatefold pages to unfurl, preparatory sketches and photographs of real life models and how the finished artwork emerged alongside them for comparison, soaring aerial imagery over cityscapes and huge double page spread illustrations such as Superman speaking before Congress requesting aid for starving nations. In the following pages he's seen flying high above Earth with a collage of multi-coloured human faces below. See a rendering of a battle-scarred Bruce Wayne, the evil face of The Joker, the creation of Plastic Man, the Metal Men, shape-shifting androids each named for a different element, the highly complex and climatic Never-Ending battle scene revealed inside a gatefold and note how little the composition changed from initial conception to finished art. Huge glossy adventurous pages, dripping with colour in this magnificent Titan publication. The Justice League looks to the future and their next battle? Heavyweight volume, pages unnumbered. 9" x 12".
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Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £17.50


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ISBN 9781789090727
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