Bring on the bad guys!
All sorts of groovy new publications are coming this fall — and here’s another: The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Super Villains Poster Book, a collection of 37 prints featuring images from the artist’s follow-up to his project spotlighting the publisher’s grandest heroes.
Dig this description, from an Amazon listing:
THE ALEX ROSS MARVEL COMICS SUPER VILLAINS POSTER BOOK
From renowned comics artist Alex Ross, the companion volume to The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book—an all-new poster collection of the greatest villains from Marvel Comics
From Abomination to Venom, all your favorite Marvel Comics super villains are featured in this exclusive collection of painted portraits by Alex Ross—one of the most respected and influential artists working in comics. This eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book is the first-ever collection of these stunning and dynamic portraits and comes with 37 ready-to-frame, removable art prints as well as an all-new introduction and commentary by Ross, preparatory sketches and ancillary illustrations, and a bonus four-page gatefold of all 37 iconic portraits. These villainous posters showcase Marvel’s rogue’s gallery as you’ve never seen them before, painted in the award-winning, breathtaking style that has made Ross famous.
A few thoughts:
— The 80-page publication is due Sept. 5, 2023 and lists for $29.99.
— The set measures 11 x 0.39 x 16 inches and is a joint effort between Marvel and Abrams ComicArts.
— The portraits are the same as you see on the current run of Marvel variant covers that we’ve been highlighting each week in HOT PICKS. I mean, just check out the Abomination (above). Anyway, there’s also a gatefold that mimics the hero version, which was based on a mural Ross painted at Marvel’s New York headquarters.
— There are other Ross-related items headed your way. Check out the links below.
— Your Second Chance: ALEX ROSS’ Huge MARVEL MURAL Calendar to Get New Release. Click here.
— Dig This Groovy New ALEX ROSS Homage to BATMAN’s VILLAINS OF THE ’70s. Click here.
April 27, 2023
Alex Ross is a true artistic genius!