Alex Ross art; #1.5 cover; 2014; 14" x 21"Stunning Spider-Man cover by Ross, featuring a Spidey Sense half Peter/Half Spider-Man image surrounded by his villains and supporting cast, including Doctor Octopus, Norman Osborne, The Vulture, Sandman, Chameleon, Doctor Doom, J, Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Aunt May, and others. A perfect Ross Spidey image. Gouache on board. Art is in excellent condition.
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.