Monday, December 10, 2018

Book Review/Christmas Gift Recommendation: Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross

Marvelocity is a nonfiction, full color book related to the art of Alex Ross.


Here is the beloved Marvel Universe of comics characters, brought to thrilling life as only Alex Ross can. They're all here: Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, and many more--all seeming to leap, blast, and launch off the page.

For almost thirty years, Ross has been working nonstop to create some of the most astonishing images in comics, and while Marvelocity collects the very best of that oeuvre, it's much more than that. Inside are hundreds of drawings, paintings, and photographs that have never been published before, including an original ten-page story featuring Spider-Man versus the Sinister Six, redesign proposals for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, and a re-creation of an epic battle between the Sub-Mariner and Iron Man.

But this isn't just the story of the Marvel characters--it's also the incredibly inspiring true tale of a little boy who only ever wanted to draw and paint super heroes. And with enough determination, talent, and very hard work, that's precisely what he did. Marvelocity is the result, and is sure to entrance and delight fans of all ages.

Christmas gift idea alert! This book is jaw dropping. Last year I was blown away by Grady Hendrix's Paperbacks from Hell. This year it's Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross.



There is so much to see and experience in this book. Not only is it a large coffee table sized book (weighing in at 312 pages), it's full color and jam packed on every page with beautiful images and information.

You will learn about Alex Ross and his artwork,



his influences,



unexpected art mediums,



as well as art influenced by his work, and so much more.

If you are a Marvel/comic fan, I highly, highly recommend Marvelocity, but this would also make an amazing Christmas gift for the comic fan in your life.

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Review copy provided by publisher

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7 comments:

  1. What a cool looking book. It would make a great gift for fans!

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  2. Wow this looks amazing!! I am sure my husband would love it!! Thanks for the bringing it to our attention!

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  3. Alex Ross is such a talent, I have a few of his art pieces as posters hanging on my wall!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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