Friday, October 10, 2014

NEWS: MARVEL'S NEW SECRET WARS IN 2015


Marvel is preparing a new Universe-merging event for 2015 named Secret Wars after the similar event in the 80's. Alex Ross painted this image for the upcoming series which was presented last night at the New York Comic-Con.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DECEMBER 2014 SOLICITATIONS

UNCANNY X-MEN #29
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by CHRIS BACHALO
75TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
75th ANNIVERSARY SKETCH VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
• Everything over the last several months has been leading to this—a turning point for the X-Men. And it all revolves around their deceased former mentor and leader, Professor Charles Xavier!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99




GUARDIANS 3000 #3
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by GERARDO SANDOVAL
COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY GERARDO SANDOVAL
• Who are The Stark? What is their aim? Can the Guardians survive a lethal clash with such formidable entities? Action, cosmic wonder and some surprise allies, brought you by the Most Amazing Creators in the World, D and G....”
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99




JUSTICE INC. #5 (OF 6)
Written by MICHAEL USLAN
Art by GIOVANNI TIMPANO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
When Doc Savage's Fortress is blown to bits by the combined brain-trust of The Voodoo Master and our all-powerful mystery villain, the battleground for the soul of mankind moves to New York City where the agents of The Shadow and Doc's team are nowhere to be found! As Doc battles a dark menace over the skies of New York, The Shadow confronts The Voodoo Master in Coney Island's House of Horrors. Stalemated, it's up to Richard Henry Benson, the world's newest Avenger, to learn how to manipulate his frozen, zombie-like face and mold it into masterful disguises, to stop them from controlling Time, itself, to solve the mystery of his wife and daughter's disappearance, and to do what he is now cruelly fated to do--- Avenge!
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+

ASTRO CITY #18
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
A 4-part spotlight on Quarrel and Crackerjack begins as they face a real crisis: what does an aging crimefighter do when time starts to take its toll? Plus, a look into Quarrel’s origins – and the end of the line for one of Astro City’s most stalwart heroes. A rich, bittersweet and very human look inside the super human life.
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NOVEMBER 2014 SOLICITATIONS

SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by YILDIRAY ÇINAR
Covers by MIKE CHOI, YILDIRAY ÇINAR, SARA PICHELLI, SKOTTIE YOUNG
75th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
Be Superior! How much would you pay for perfection? Beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark knows, and he’s ready to give it to you in SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1! But at a terrible price. Spinning out of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the old Tony Stark is back, only this time he’s SUPERIOR! More stylish, more confident, and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead you into the future! San Francisco is about to become the prototype for his new world concept. The first step? Release Extremis upon the entire city! Only Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision of the future. Does the Man Without Fear have a place in the city of tomorrow? A bold new direction for the Armored Avenger begins this November from the all-new creative team of Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth 2) and Yildray Cinar (Supergirl)!
BE SUPERIOR!
NEW CREATIVE TEAM TOM (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US/EARTH 2) Taylor AND YILDIRAY (SUPERGIRL) ÇINAR START AN ALL-NEW SERIES SPINNING OUT OF AXIS!
• How much would you pay for perfection, beauty…immortality? TONY STARK is going to find out.
• The AXIS EFFECT has changed IRON MAN
• Now HE’S going to change the WORLD…at a terrible cost.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Covers by STUART IMMONEN, SARA PICHELLI, ALEX ROSS, CARLOS PACHECO, SKOTTIE YOUNG, KRIS ANKA
• This is it! The all-new, Spy-Fi, highflying adventures of Sam Wilson Captain America and Nomad begin here!
• Hydra is growing, the terrorist band have has infiltrated the Marvel Universe completely! But what is their ultimate goal?
• United by Hydra, Cap’s rogue’s gallery gathers to take down the new untested Captain America and Nomad!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


GUARDIANS 3000 #2
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by GERARDO SANDOVAL
COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY GERARDO SANDOVAL
• The Guardians and their reluctant cosmic allies find themselves caught in a deathtrap ambush... but who is out for their blood? And with time collapsing, do they stand a hope of surviving?
• Guest-starring Gladiator of the Shi’Ar, the “original” Star-Lord, and an all-new Herald of.... you know who!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


JUSTICE INC. #4 (OF 6)
Written by MICHAEL USLAN
Art by GIOVANNI TIMPANO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
All Hell breaks loose as Doc's fortress is attacked by the real master villain behind the plot to destroy not only Richard Henry Benson, but The Shadow and Doc Savage, as well! Who is the evil force whose quest for universal peace must begin with all-out war? And when the three uneasy allies of the newly formed Justice, Inc. learn that their foe intends to steal Doc Savage's newest invention and conquer time, they realize that the very future of mankind is at stake! It's action and more action as this unstoppable villain's malevolent partner, The Voodoo Master, makes it crystal clear that while "no man is an island," the earth itself is nothing more than "The Island of Dr. Mocquino.
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+


BATMAN ‘66: THE LOST EPISODE #1
Story by HARLAN ELLISON
Script by LEN WEIN
Art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and JOE PRADO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
1:25 Variant cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and JOE PRADO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
During the original Batman television series run, legendary science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison turned in an outline for a story that would have introduced Two-Face. The story never made it to air, and Two-Face never entered the TV show’s Rogues Gallery. Now, “The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face” is adapted to comics by two comic book legends: writer Len Wein and artist José Luis Garcia-Lopez. Also included in this special edition are Ellison’s original prose story outline and the complete, original pencils by Garcia-Lopez.
One-shot • On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 80 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST


BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #6
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
FINAL ISSUE! A bomb falls from the sky, threatening the good people of Gotham City, and Batman and the Green Hornet have just one chance to take out this deadly threat. Meanwhile, Franco Bollo, the man whose stolen stamps started General Gumm and The Joker’s current crime spree, has himself been stolen. Will this enable the terrible twosome to fly away scot-free? Or will our heroes finally save the day?
On sale NOV. 5 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST


ASTRO CITY #17
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by TOM GRUMMETT and CORY HAMSCHER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Krigari Ironhand. Tyrant. Emperor. Interdimensional scourge. Honor Guard’s greatest enemy. His rise. His fall. The death of one of Honor Guard’s own. And the secret story behind it all. Featuring guest penciller Tom Grummett in a very human tale of obsession, cosmic battle and interstellar conquest.
On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Thursday, July 31, 2014

OCTOBER 2014 SOLICITATIONS

THOR #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RUSSEL DAUTERMAN
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR!
• Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever... UNWORTHY!
• But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we've ever seen before!
• Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows!
• JASON AARON teams with hot up-and-coming artist RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (CYCLOPS) to create a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!
32 pgs/Rated T+…$3.99


GUARDIANS 3000 #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by GERARDO SANDOVAL
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Sketch Cover by ALEX ROSS
• Dive right into the action as the original Guardians of the Galaxy—Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27--try to save the future universe from the menace of the Badoon.
• But what happens when the Guardians discover something behind the Badoon…something even worse than they could have ever imagined?
• The very future itself is in danger, and the only possibility of salvation relies on the shoulders of this ragtag, bombastic group of underdogs. Thrown together by fate and fighting against intolerable oppression, how can they even hope to survive the first issue?!
32 pgs/Rated T+…$3.99

JUSTICE INC. #3 (OF 6)
Written by MICHAEL USLAN
Art by GIOVANNI TIMPANO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Miraculously, the zombie-like and frozen Richard Henry Benson is alive! But, shockingly, so many others are slaughtered! What all-powerful villain or villains lurk behind the plot to kill so many wealthy men of industry? Is it Shiwan Khan? The Voodoo Master? Both? Meanwhile, Doc Savage and The Shadow help Benson in an effort to reclaim his stolen humanity and use his bold yet cursed new powers to seek justice... as he alone defines it. Can three mysterious beings of starkly contrasting ideologies and methodologies cast aside their inherent differences and band together to conquer an overwhelming threat? The answer comes in the midst of a surprise attack on Doc Savage's fortress, finally revealing the true evil force out to destroy this newly formed triumvirate: Justice, Inc.!
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+

BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #5
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
The Dynamic Duo are prisoners of General Gumm and trapped beneath a giant pasta stamp, about to be turned into Bat-spaghetti. Meanwhile, the explorer Signor Bollo is about to hit Gotham City with a crippling lawsuit for the loss of his valuable collection, and the authorities have no choice but to recruit the outlaw Green Hornet to help them recover it. Holy conundrums! The pot boils over in this penultimate issue!
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US


ASTRO CITY #16
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
A Vertigo “Defy Covers” issue! Once upon a time, in a small, idyllic town, there was a teen super hero named Starbright. But “once” was a long time ago. Find out what became of Starbright and his greatest foe – and what their entwined destinies hold for the future of Astro City.
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



THE JOKER & HARLEY QUINN STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER
Inspired from the iconic cover BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1, DC Collectibles brings your favorite deranged duo of Harley and Mr. J to life!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 12.5" Tall
$249.95 US • On Sale February 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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