SOLD ON: Monday, 06/21/2021 7:57 PM
COMMENTS: Alex Ross painted art; Dynamic Forces variant cover; 2008; image size 10" x 15"
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1st Bucky as Cap!
Alex Ross painted art; Dynamic Forces variant cover; 2008; image size 10" x 15"
1st Bucky as Cap!Stunning portrait by Ross of Bucky as Captain America, published as the Dynamic Forces variant cover to his debut issue. Bucky took over the mantle of Captain America following the apparent death of Steve Rogers in Ed Brubaker's iconic run with the character that included the introduction of The Winter Soldier which re-introduced Bucky as a major player in Cap's mythos. Gouache on 11" x 17" board. Art is in excellent condition.
Includes copy of the printed comic.
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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.