COMMENTS: Alex Ross painted art; page 30 FF/Silver Surfer & Galactus splash; 1994; image size 11.75" x 17.75"
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Alex Ross painted art; page 30 FF/Silver Surfer & Galactus splash; 1994; image size 11.75" x 17.75"Spectacular splash page from Ross' seminal series, featuring the looming figure of Galactus being assaulted by The Silver Surfer while three of the The Fantastic Four look on. The painting by Ross here is just remarkable, particularly in the reflection of the FF in the Surfer's board. Marvels made Ross an instant superstar, and this page is among the nicest in the series. Gouache on board. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Ross.
This image was also used as the cover to the oversized collection The Fantastic Four: Behold... Galactus!, the image here is fro reference only, the book is not included.
Alex Ross 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. Since then he has done covers and character designs for Busiek's series Astro City, and various projects for Dynamite Entertainment. His feature film work includes concept and narrative art for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and DVD packaging art for the M. Night Shyamalan film Unbreakable. He has done covers for TV Guide, promotional artwork for the Academy Awards, posters and packaging design for video games, and his renditions of superheroes have been merchandised as action figures.
Ross' style has been said to exhibit "a Norman-Rockwell-meets-George-Pérez vibe", and has been praised for its realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters. His rendering style, his attention to detail, and the perceived tendency of his characters to be depicted staring off into the distance in cover images has been satirized in Mad magazine.