Monday, July 14, 2014

NEWS: SDCC 2014 SKETCHBOOK

If all the Alex Ross books coming to San Diego Comic-Con from Marvel Comics are not enough for you well here's some more good news...

In case you were wondering if there was going to be a sketchbook this year at the convention along with all the Marvel goodies, you are right. Presenting this year's book which celebrates Batman's 75th Anniversary with a cover which presents the golden age Bats and Boy Wonder (left)  from the Dick Sprang era. This 32-page softcover book will be limited to 1000 copies and will be sold for just US$10.
And if you want a hardcover version just like last year, then take a look below for the He-Man/Skeletor cover gracing that particular book. This beauty will be limited to 400 copies and will set you back US$50. Remember, Masters of the Universe fans, this is the first time Alex has painted the hero and villain.


And if you're just so mesmerized by the awesomeness of that Golden Age Batman by Alex then you might want to take a look at this litho on the right. This is a full-blown depiction of the Caped Crusader and Robin with villains, Alfred, Commisioner Gordon, the works. The litho will be available after the convention but the original art can be seen, AND EVEN BOUGHT right there at the SDCC.

So don't forget to visit the AlexRossArt booth #2419 and get yourself these goodies.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

[UPDATE] NEWS: 2014 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

AlexRossArt.com will return to the San Diego Comic-Con this year (July 24 - 27, 2014) to good ol' booth 2419 LOADED with amazing and exclusive items.

UPDATE: This items WILL be available at a later date for those who can't make it to the convention. More details as they come.

First up is the Marvel Art Book. In the same vein as the Mythology and Rough Justice books by DC Comics and the Dynamite Comics art book. Marvel releases for the first time a showcase of Alex's work at "The House of Ideas". The 48-page hardcover book will be available exclusively at Comic-Con for US$30.00 signed by Alex himself.


Need more Alex Ross Marvel art in your life? Did you like that art book cover? How about those really nice covers he's been doing for Marvel's 75th Anniversary or for Amazing Spider-Man? Like them too? Wish they were made into posters without all the captions and stuff? Well you're in luck.




Each 11 X 17 in. (28 X 43 cm.) signed poster (above) will be sold separately for US$20.00 each so you can pick and choose the one(s) you like the most, I know it's a tough decision, or if you you want to get them all, get the exclusive Signature Series Premiere Portfolio which includes all 10 prints plus an exclusive Avengers sketch print only available in this set for the price of US$200

Need more Marvel/Alex Ross goodness? Then get these exclusive lithos right at the same booth.
On the left is Captain America done in the style of the so famous Mythology prints. On the right the classic X-Men in their retro-cool costumes that we all love.

Price and availability for these prints isn't available yet so stay tuned for any updates.

SEPTEMBER 2014 SOLICITATIONS

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1
CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEVE McNiven (A/C)
Variant COVER by Joe Quesada
Sketch Variant COVER by Joe Quesada
75TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
Variant COVER by SCOTTIE YOUNG
Mortal Variant COVER by ED MCGUINNESS
Deadpool Party Variant by Pasqual Ferry
Deadpool Party SKETCH Variant by Pasqual Ferry
IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!
• The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
• THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor--all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
• Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does...but even the best fade away eventually.
• Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher—and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Issue #1 - 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

JUSTICE INC. #2 (OF 6)
Written by MICHAEL USLAN
Art by GIOVANNI TIMPANO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
A rift in Time brings the Doc Savage of today face-to-face with the Doc Savage of 1939! Even Einstein is not certain of the consequences! Just then, The Voodoo Master strikes, laying a death-trap for his nemesis, The Shadow, while another powerful evil force lurks in the darkness and poised to strike next. Meanwhile, wealthy industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family are aboard a plane headed for Nepal to witness Doc Savage's latest scientific breakthrough, co-funded by Benson. But the airliner is instead destined for the very heart of tragedy. What are the secrets linking The Shadow and Doc Savage to the birth of The Avenger? What allows three men of mystery and power to shed their very different ideological shells and deal with each other on a deeper human level? In this tale, a shaky bond is forged among not just Doc Savage, The Shadow and The Avenger, but among "Clark, Kent and Richard." It's the revealing Chapter Two of six in the saga of "JUSTICE, INC.
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+

BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #4
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
What’s this? The Green Hornet and Kato breaking into the Gotham City National Bank? Can it be? Have they really become the criminals that Batman already believes them to be? It looks like the Dynamic Duo and their uneasy allies are about to go head-to-head! Meanwhile, General Gumm prepares for another crime…and sets another trap!
On sale SEPTEMBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.5
DAN SLOTT (w) • RAMÓN PÉREZ (a)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF “LEARNING TO CRAWL!”
• We all know what Uncle Ben told Peter about power and responsibility, but there were some secrets he kept from Peter…
• Discover Clash’s fate that kept him secret all these years!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99



ASTRO CITY #15
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
“Ellie’s Friends” part two. In the wake of last issue’s devastation, Ellie has to find a way to save her longtime friends and discover the truth about her past in the process. Plus: Honor Guard and the villainy of Vivi Viktor!
On sale SEPTEMBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Monday, June 2, 2014

AUGUST 2014 SOLICITATIONS

JUSTICE INC. #1 (OF 6)
Written by MICHAEL USLAN
Art by GIOVANNI TIMPANO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! This historic cross-over is 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by ED MCGUINESS
Cover by ED MCGUINESS
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS
75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS
Original Sin Tie-In!
• You know you want to know how Star-Lord got back from the Cancerverse.
• And didn’t Nova go in there with him? Guess he’s not into the whole “no man left behind” thing.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


HULK #5
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by GARY FRANK
• New writer Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL) joins superstar artist Mark Bagley on an all new arc!
• HULK is now............
• BANNER no more???
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99



BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #3
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
DIGITAL FIRST
Robin and Kato…hostages of The Joker and General Gumm?! Even worse, the kidnapped crime fighters are forced into a battle to the death by the Dastardly Duo. With their purloined partners in peril, Batman and the Green Hornet have no choice but to work together. Will they be able to track down the hidden location of the captives’ cage match before either of their partners goes down for the count?
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by RAMÓN PÉREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
SKETCH VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
• Witness another secret chapter from the first days of Spider-Man!
• What started off as fun-and-games for new villain Clash turns deadly serious.
• As if that weren’t enough, a classic Spider-Man villain joins in on the fun!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99




ASTRO CITY #14
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
A roadside killer-robot sanctuary and museum? Only in Astro City. Meet Ellie and her very unusual friends. Plus: Samaritan, Cleopatra, Reflex 6 and more!
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T






ASTRO CITY: THROUGH OPEN DOORS TP
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The first collection from the new run of ASTRO CITY is now in paperback with issues #1-6 of the acclaimed series! As the story begins, a mysterious door appears, heralding the arrival of the Ambassador. But when an ordinary man is caught in a cosmic conflict, it is up to favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, as well as new heroes, to rise to the occasion and save the world! Plus: a look at a woman who uses her super-powers to help bring adventure to the silver screen and more!
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US



THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: SEASON 6 #6
Written by JAMES KUHORIC
Art by JUAN ANTONIO RAMIREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
We can rebuild him...again. The startling conclusion to the first new episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man in four decades is finally here. Steve and Jaime must stop the strange alien entity from completing its transmission but how can they overcome the nest of creatures that now inhabits NASA? Oliver Spencer's final desperate gamble may give them the chance they need to end the damage caused by Maskatron, but at what cost? And somewhere...in the California wilderness, Bigfoot awakens... Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of "It Came From Deep Space" on this bionic publishing network.
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

OUT TODAY: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 - YEAR ONE: LEARNING TO CRAWL
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by RAMON PEREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Sketch variant by Alex Ross
Variant by John Romita Jr.
YEAR ONE: LEARNING TO CRAWL!
• He sought revenge... and found responsibility. From that night on, a new life began.
• Join Peter Parker as he takes his first steps towards finding his way in the world as Spider-Man.
• The chapter you never knew about the story you know by heart.
• Dan Slott (SPIDER-MAN/HUMAN TORCH) and Ramón Perez (the Eisner winning TALE OF SAND & WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) bring you a new & reverent spin on the first 60 days of Spider-Man.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Monday, April 28, 2014

JULY 2014 SOLICITATIONS

CAPTAIN AMERICA #22
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS
75th Anniversary SKETCH Variant by ALEX ROSS
The Tomorrow Soldier part 1
• This is it! The final chapter of the story that begin in Dimension Z!
• After the Earth shattering events of last issue how can Steve Rogers survive his new situation?
• Two of his oldest foes move forward their plot! Enter Arnim Zola and The Red Skull!
• A face from the past hunts Steve. Can even The Avengers keep him safe?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #2
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The reunion of the greatest TV team-up of the 1960s continues! The Fearless Foursome struggle to escape General Gumm’s sticky death trap, while the gloating Gumm assumes the worst and plots to take his criminal activities to the next level. His plans for expansion require some expert help from an unexpected source! Assuming our heroes escape, will they be able to overcome this new, deadly duo?
Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
On sale JULY 2 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by RÁMON PÉREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ISSUE HASN'T BEEN PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER.


32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99



ASTRO CITY: VICTORY HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
In these tales from ASTRO CITY #7-10, a major new epic features Winged Victory, Samaritan, and the Confessor. When criminal charges are brought against Winged Victory, the Confessor must investigate – and it leads to open combat with Samaritan! Can Astro City’s three greatest heroes find a way to work together against this mystery threat? Plus, ASTRO CITY VISITOR’S GUIDE #1, including a tale revealing Winged Victory’s origin!
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US


THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: SEASON 6 #5
Written by JAMES KUHORIC
Art by JUAN ANTONIO RAMIREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The world is falling apart around Steve Austin. Maskatron is out of control and appears to be unstoppable. Oscar Goldman's carefully crafted OSI kingdom is in shambles. And with his bionics failing and the entire NASA program transformed into an alien landscape, the Six Million Dollar Man could be heading for the scrapheap. The key to Steve's survival may rest with the one person closest to him, Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman! Join the ranks of bionic fans in this official continuation of the classic Six Million Dollar Man television series!
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+


DOC SAVAGE #8 (of 8)
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
FINAL ISSUE!!! More than eight decades after his adventures began, Doc Savage might finally be facing a threat that he cannot overcome. Everything he has built over the years, everything he has accomplished, could be undone in a single, terrible moment. And that fact that his own inventions and discoveries are to blame only makes matters worse
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+



THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #10 (of 10)
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by WILFREDO TORRES
Cover by ALEX ROSS
SPECIAL EXTRA-SIZED FINALE ISSUE!!! 30 pages of story and art! Join Eisner Award-winning artist Matt Wagner and the art team of Wilfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner for the pulse-pounding conclusion to this landmark series. Excitement fills the night as The Shadow finally faces off with his long-time nemesis, Dr. Zorn, a psychic villain whose powers and training rival those of the Night Master himself! Will Lamont Cranston's dark-cloaked alter-ego find the strength to defeat the vile and consumptive Zorn? Will Margo Lane fall to the flying bullets and psychic traps of The Shadow's enemy? And will the Reporter finally manage to unmask the mystery behind New York's crusader for justice? New readers and longtime Shadows fans alike will thrill as all is finally revealed as The Shadow's fledgling adventures against crime draw to a close...and his longtime crusade truly begins!
40 pages FC • $4.99 • Teen+

Monday, April 21, 2014

NEWS: DYNAMITE PRESENTS JUSTICE INC.

BEFORE THERE WAS A JUSTICE LEAGUE... BEFORE THERE WAS A JUSTICE SOCIETY...
THERE WAS . . . . . . .
JUSTICE, INC.!
JUSTICE, INC. #1! WRITTEN BY MICHAEL USLAN!
A DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION SET FOR AUGUST RELEASE!

April 19th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: An event 75 years in the making! Stretched across time, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger meet for the first time in Justice, Inc. #1! With the stakes this high, it will take three heroes to fight together as the Justice, Inc.! In time for Dynamite's 10th Anniversary celebration, Justice, Inc. #1 will be released in August 2014 and is written by Michael Uslan with interiors by Giovanni Timpano. The Original Avenger has been the star of his own Justice, Inc. series and previously drawn by some of the greatest artists in comics: Jack Kirby! Joe Kubert! Kyle Baker! And now joining those illustrious ranks of illustrators, come covers by Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Stephen Segovia, Ardian Syaf and Gabriel Hardman!

"Doc Savage inspired the creation of Superman. The Shadow directly inspired the creation of Batman. The Avenger sparked the creation of a multitude of... Well... Avengers! What an honor to write a story starring them all! It's always been beyond my comprehension how Street & Smith pulp magazines and comics never ever in 75 years teamed the three of them up! Can you imagine if up till now DC had never crossed/over Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman? Could you grasp Marvel never teaming up Captain America, Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch? I love history! And THIS, fellow fan-boys, IS history! I am so excited that this task has fallen to me. I love these characters and knew Walter Gibson, creative force behind The Shadow. I feel a personal obligation to him to do the very best job I can, and I'm grateful to Nick Barrucci and the Dynamite team for making this happen at last!" - Michal Uslan, writer of Justice, Inc.

"Michael is one of the most inspired and versatile writers in the industry with his experience in comics, film and prose," says Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Michael doesn't write many series due to his schedule, but when he does, he puts all of his energy and a passion that few can bring to a series, and it shows. This IS a historic cross-over, and we couldn't be more pleased that Michael is the person spearheading the series. And the best part is that Michael will use his PR machine to help promote the series every issue in stores for retailers to help them have higher sell through as more fans will know of the series. And nothing is more exciting than having a series reach as many readers as possible."

In Justice, Inc. #1, an airliner vanishes without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!"

Justice, Inc. #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Justice, Inc. #1 with their local comic book retailers. Justice, Inc. #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

Michael Uslan is the originator and Executive Producer of the Batman/Dark Knight movie franchise. Most recently, Uslan wrote the critically-acclaimed story, "Silent Knight, Unholy Knight" in BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, as well as Dynamite Comics' "The Shadow/ Green Hornet: Dark Nights."

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

[UPDATE] JUNE 2014 SOLICITATIONS

BATMAN ‘66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #1
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
In 1967, television history was made when two masked crime fighters met in a historic crossover. Now, superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman join forces with artist Ty Templeton (BATMAN ’66) to bring these two iconic characters and their famous partners together again. Set in the continuity of that earlier team-up, Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato must go up against a very different General (formerly Colonel) Gumm. What crime could be so deadly as to force these rivals to put aside their differences and join forces again? And what surprise does Gumm have up his sticky sleeve?
Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • Digital first


SAVAGE HULK #1
Written by ALAN DAVIS
Art by ALAN DAVIS
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Variant by JOHN CASSADAY
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS
SKETCH Variant by ALEX ROSS
AN ALL-NEW SERIES!!!
Alan Davis writes and draws a blockbuster story pitting the HULK against… the X-MEN!?!?! Learn the startling secret of Professor Xavier’s connection to Bruce Banner! Guest starring the Leader and the Abomination!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by RÁMON PÉREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
ALEX Ross Sketch variant also AVAILABLE
• J. Jonah’s Jameson’s crusade against Spider-Man kicks into overdrive! He warned us! He told us that kids might try to emulate Spider-Man! And he was RIGHT!
• Meet CLASH, New York’s newest menace. He may be Spidey’s biggest fan, but he’s about to become one of his worst enemies.
• Wanted by the cops, turned away by the Fantastic Four, his grades are slipping, and he still hasn’t figured out this whole crime-fighting-thing. Pete’s not a hero... not yet... but he’ll get there. Somehow.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


ASTRO CITY #13
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
24 hours. 24 pages. A robot. A bank robber named Gundog. The Hanged Man. Jack-In-The-Box. The eternal, mysterious Dancing Master. And a whole lot of romance. One of ASTRO CITY’s most unusual stories, of city-wide turmoil and changing lives, all in a single day.
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T




THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: SEASON 6 #4
Written by JAMES KUHORIC
Art by JUAN ANTONIO RAMIREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
We can rebuild him. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster. The Six Million Dollar
Man is back with an original comic book continuation of the classic television series! Oliver Spencer has lost control of Maskatron and it may cost him and everyone in the OSI their lives. And amid the chaos and fear of alien infection, Steve is reunited with Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman. But can even two bionic powered agents stem the tide rising against humanity?
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+


DOC SAVAGE #7
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
When his adventures began in 1933, Doc Savage was aided by five loyal associates. By 2014, his
operation is truly global in reach, thanks to a smart phone of Doc's own design that allows anyone anywhere to ask for help or help others in return, and millions of people take part every day. But when everyone using the device is suddenly and without warning becomes immediately violent and aggressive, Doc might only have himself to blame...
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+


THE INTRINSIC #1
Written be SEAN O'REILLY & CHRIS "DOC" WYATT
Art by JAY BUSBEE
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Published by ARCANA STUDIO
The Intrinsic face enemies from both within and without as they simultaneously confront the Demon King's attack on CERN, and the Council of the Philosophers, who intend to dismantle the team. With the odds stacked against them, and the heroes being pulled apart from one another, Philosopher Rex is forced to turn for aid to someone he never expected. With amazing cover artwork by Alex Ross, follow our Arcanaverse Heroes in their new adventure.
In stores 6/25/2014 • $2.95