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I'm a baby boomer and love the mythology in superhero comics.

This title will be released on October 2, 2018. I'm a baby boomer and love the mythology in superhero comics. If you like DC comics, then this book is for you. If you like Alex Ross's interpretation of DC comic characters or just his amazing artwork, this book is for you. If you want to know more about Alex's biographical and professional history beginning with childhood, family influences, professional beginnings and into his creative process this book is for you.

Mythology brings together the best-loved comic characters in the world, brought to life by one of the most astonishing young artists working in the medium today, Alex Ross.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Mythology brings together the best-loved comic characters in the world, brought to life by one of the most astonishing young artists working in the medium today, Alex Ross. The award-winning designer/writer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear have teamed up to create a book like no other, with an introduction by M. Night Shyamalan, the acclaimed director of "Signs and "The Sixth Sense.

This book on Alex Ross comic art is stunning. There are comics where the characters are brought to life by the art and story, but you know that they are still created from imagination. Ross has often been called the Norman Rockwell of comics, and this book reveals not only his lifelong love of these classic superheroes but also his vision: Mythology takes you into the studio for a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating creative process. The combination of Ross’s dynamic art and Kidd’s kinetic design makes images from his most memorable stories–including Kingdom Come, Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime, and Uncle Sam–soar off the more than 300 pages.

Alex Ross is one of the world's most pre-eminent and well-respected comic book artists

Alex Ross is one of the world's most pre-eminent and well-respected comic book artists. His big break came in 1993 with Marvels, a limited series that took a realistic look at Marvel super heroes by presenting them from the point of view of an ordinary man. Ross followed this up with the best-selling KINGDOM COME for DC Comics, followed by work on SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN which is collected in WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES and UNCLE SAM for Vertigo.

Nelson Alexander "Alex" Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book painter, illustrator and plotter, acclaimed .

Nelson Alexander "Alex" Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book painter, illustrator and plotter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. Ross is known for his love of the vintage looks of classic characters and the more mythic elements of the superheroes. In 1996, Ross teamed up with writer Mark Waid for the DC Comics limited series "Kingdom Come," which unveils a possible future for the DC universe, in which Superman and several other classic superheroes return from retirement to tame a generation of brutal anti-heroes.

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

Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross. by Alex Ross · Chip Kidd. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and illustrator Art Spiegelman joins forces with designer Chip Kidd to pay homage to the comic book hero Plastic Man and his creator, Jack Cole.

Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross. Alex Ross opens his private sketchbooks to reveal his astonishing pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time. Thousands of fans from around the world have trilled to Alex’s fully rende. Wonder Woman: The Complete History. Plastic Man is more than just a putty face-with his bad-boy past, he literally.

Alex Ross has produced more than 1,500 pages of comics material in less than fourteen years–an extraordinary body of work that has earned him every major award in the industry. Ross was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1970 and eventually settled in Chicago, where he attended the American Academy of Art. Among his best known books are: Marvels, Kingdom Come, Uncle Sam, Earth X, Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime, and JLA: Liberty and Justice. Chip Kidd is the author and designer of Batman Collected and Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz

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Here is the incomparable cast of the DC Comics universe: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, and the rest of the Justice League as you’ve never seen them before. Mythology brings together the best-loved comic characters in the world, brought to life by one of the most astonishing young artists working in the medium today, Alex Ross. The award-winning designer/writer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear have teamed up to create a book like no other, with an introduction by M. Night Shyamalan, the acclaimed director of Signs and The Sixth Sense. Ross has often been called “the Norman Rockwell of comics,” and this book reveals not only his lifelong love of these classic super heroes but also his vision: Mythology takes you into the studio for a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating creative process. The combination of Ross’s dynamic art and Kidd’s kinetic design make images from his most memorable stories–including Kingdom Come, Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime, and Uncle Sam–soar off the more than 280 pages. There are also hundreds of never-before-seen sketches, limited edition prints, and prototype sculptures. Vintage DC comic panels are interspersed throughout, as reference points from which Ross launches his extraordinary interpretations. And most exciting for Ross fans, inside is a DC Comics first: an exclusive, original Superman-Batman story, written by Kidd and painted by Ross. Also included is an all-new origin of Robin, written by Paul Dini. Mythology is a book in which every page explodes with the power of the icons it celebrates.

Comments: (7)

Gna
I'm a baby boomer and love the mythology in superhero comics. If you like DC comics, then this book is for you.
If you like Alex Ross's interpretation of DC comic characters or just his amazing artwork, this book is for you.
If you want to know more about Alex's biographical and professional history beginning with childhood, family influences, professional beginnings and into his creative process .... this book is for you. The wonderful writer/designer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear have teamed up to produce an extraordinary "illustrated biography" of Alex Ross and his DC characters. Kidd's text is descriptive and insightful and includes numerous studies, hundreds of sketches and artwork and photos on almost every single page that highlight Ross's creative process and method. In addition to Kidd's narrative, the book is peppered with Alex Ross quotes and personal insights. I am especially drawn to how Ross re-envisioned the major characters of the DC universe and created three dimensional icons that owe a debt of gratitude to artists like Rockwell and Wyeth. Now I know how Ross uses photographs to set up other worldly lighting effects that make his characters look more realistic. Like Kirby, he has an innate belief in the iconic power of superheroes that gives them a dimension far beyond the usual four-colored adventures. The end result includes lush and vibrant colors with a scrupulous attention to detail that re-imagine the great super-heroes as they might actually appear if they existed today. His sense of realism is totally cool. I'm no artist, just a fan. so this book took me "behind the scenes" to experience Alex Ross at work in his studio. There is a video review in one of the other reviews where you can see the whole layout of the book. This is my second copy of this book, if I could give it a rating a six stars I would.
Washington
My 15 year old loves to draw and when his art teacher showed him this book, he was thoroughly impressed so I went on Amazon and got him his own copy. He read it from cover to cover and has learned a few things from Alex Ross' art. I will be ordering a few other books of his for the holidays. I'm sure my son will appreciate it.
Use_Death
From story board to stunning completed product, an overview of Mr.Ross' DC comics work, focusing particularly on the big three; Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, with loving attention to the rest of the JLA as well.

Lots of beautiful 'work in progress to completion' pictures and even a few that never got to see the go light of editors.
Inspirational for the new painter or seasoned storybook artist - makes quite the case for gouache!

Please note! this is NOT an 'origins' book or even a story, this is meant to specifically address the artwork itself and the processes by which it is done.

By the by, many a comic book irritates me no end with its sexist imagery -this book is a rare exception in supehero comics.
None of the women are bimboes and the men are, dare I say, as beautiful as the ladies.

For my part, the explanations of the new Kingdom Come versions of the classic DC cast were the finest aspect of this book.
If you're at all a fan of Alex Ross' incredible way with a brush, you must own this, if only for the most drool worthy versions of beloved heroes.

If you love the classic DC pantheon, you need this book, 'nuff said!
Cashoutmaster
Way back in 2001 i got Mythology by Alex Ross on Hardcover. Last year, a friend of mine asked me about the book and if it was any good. My only response was: "I believe that a man can fly because of that book". Ross's portrait of the Heroes we grew up with is nothing short of amazing. This guy is doing what he was meant to do in this lifetime.
What i really liked about the softcover version was the extra material that's in it. All the "Justice" drawings and a couple of more things show why Ross is still the man who puts life into comic book characters. I have to admit that at first i didn't like his drawings...they were "too photographic"...but after reading Kingdom Come, Uncle Sam and Marvels i was hooked.
Enough with the praise.
Buy it, read it, breathe in the labor of love from this guy and his fascination with the DC characters.

This book is well worth the money.
Good job Alex. Good job.
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Lanin
Great book for someone wanting to get into comics. It gives a great understanding about how the man works and develops the characters
Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross download epub
How To Create Comics & Manga
Author: Alex Ross
ISBN: 0375422404
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Subcategory: How To Create Comics & Manga
Language: English
Publisher: Pantheon; 1 edition (October 21, 2003)
Pages: 320 pages