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Fantastic Four: Full Circle (Marvel Arts)

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It helps if one knows "This Man... This Monster!" from Fantastic Four #51, to which this book is a sequel (and maybe the Janus story from FF #107-109 (a love letter to Kirby would reference FF #108! Subtle and very well done, Mr Ross!)). The only reason I'm giving this 3 stars is because of the art. Really that's the whole point of this graphic novel. It's an art book, with a decent enough story.

Alex Ross Pens First Graphic Novel With Fantastic Four: Full Alex Ross Pens First Graphic Novel With Fantastic Four: Full

MARVEL.COM: Which member of the Fantastic Four surprised you the most as you were crafting this story? A] perfect combination of both science fiction and superhero storytelling. . . . With excellent characterizations, a captivating story taking the heroes to the darkest corners of the Negative Zone, and Ross changing up his signature art style to reflect the earliest era of the Fantastic Four leading to some of the best work of his career, Fantastic Four: Full Circle ends up being a masterclass in how to tell modern Fantastic Four stories.” Screen Rant After graduating, Ross took a job at an advertising agency [6] as a storyboard artist. [11] Ross's first published comic book work was the 1990 five-issue miniseries, Terminator: The Burning Earth, written by Ron Fortier and published by NOW Comics. [12] Ross created all of the art, from pencils through coloring for the series. He performed similar work on a variety of titles over the next few years. His first work for Marvel Comics was to have been printed in the science-fiction anthology series Open Space #5 but the title was cancelled with issue #4 (August 1990). Ross's story was printed in 1999 as a special supplement to Wizard's Alex Ross Special. [13] In 1993, he completed his first painted superhero assignment, the cover of a Superman novel, Superman: Doomsday & Beyond.Harvey Awards Best Single Issue or Story Marvels #4, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross; edited by Marcus McLaurin (Marvel Comics) Rather, this is more about the art of Ross, and he delivers well beyond the price of admission. In altering his usual painted style for pencil/ink/colors here Ross shows another side of his talents. Perhaps as part of the homage, there are slight traces of Kirby stylings within the art as well as a perhaps a subtle nod to Jim Steranko's work. Had I not known who the artist was, I'm not sure I would identify this as the work of Alex Ross. No matter. It's still incredible and awesome to view. This story isn’t complicated. It’s just plain a wild ride, pure and simple. It has absolutely draw dropping art (and solid writing) from one of the living legends of comics, Alex Ross, and it fully delivers on that front. It’s a book that I’ve been wanting in some form since I heard about the pitch that got turned down for Dan Slott’s run. If you’ve been dying for an old-school comic book storywith a modern-day art style and a color palette to feast your eyes on, Fantastic Four: Full Circle is right up your alley.” Culturess

Fantastic Four Gets New Costumes For Their Marvel - CBR The Fantastic Four Gets New Costumes For Their Marvel - CBR

I’ve always liked how Alex Ross borrows images from certain eras as likenesses for his characters. I remember how he used the likeness of Russell Johnson’s character the professor from “Gilligan’s island” as Reed Richards in prior comic books. Now it looks like he’s using Gary Conway from “Land of the Giants” as Reed Richards. Post a Reply ALEX ROSS: The Nega-Energy that makes up the Negative Zone has a face—several, in fact—and it can touch you, but no power you have is enough to even affect it. This Nega-Energy is true to its name, as it is a force of negative, malevolent intent. Older fans that have watched the Marvel universe race to the stars since Fantastic Four#1, as well as newer fans only privy to the Marvel cinematic universe, will swoon over the jaw-dropping quality of Alex Ross's tribute to the Fantastic Four.” Boing Boing

P., Ken (October 22, 2003). "An Interview with Alex Ross". IGN. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. DC Direct, the collectibles division of DC Comics, has produced three sets of action figures from the comic book Kingdom Come based on Alex Ross's artwork. The first set of figures included Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Hawkman. The second set included Batman, Red Robin, Captain Marvel, and Kid Flash. The last set included Magog, Flash, Armored Wonder Woman, and Deadman. An exclusive figure of Red Arrow was released through ToyFare magazine. DC Direct also released several other Ross-designed characters through their Elseworlds toylines. These figures included the Spectre, Norman McCay, Jade, Nightstar, Aquaman, and Blue Beetle. Ross designed the costume the current incarnation of Batwoman wears; this character has been released in action-figure form by DC Direct as part of its "52" line of toys. Harvey Awards Best Cover Artist Alex Ross, for Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Image/Homage), Superman Forever (DC), Superman: Peace on Earth (DC) Adams, Tim (June 16, 2020). "Marvel Debuts Alex Ross Cover for New Ultraman Comic". CBR.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2020 . Retrieved September 7, 2020. MARVEL.COM: Fantastic Four: Full Circle delves deep into FF history. Without giving too much away, how did you arrive at using these deep-cut characters and references?

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