Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alex Ross Helps to Celebrate Marvel's 75th With FF #1 Cover

Doug:  Like the Avengers cover we showcased about a week ago, I'd certainly purchase a poster of this one as well.  You Ross haters -- just leaves more for me!


Comicsfan said...

Nice touch with the astronauts. I don't think I've seen anyone take that approach before.

david_b said...

Agreed on the astronauts addition, which harkens my argument for a redo of the FF franchise, placing it back in the early '60s where it belongs.

As for the suited figures, is it me or do any of 'em look like a female (Suzie)..?

At first glance, they all look masculine to me.

Doug said...

Yeah, Sue's face looks an awful lot like Johnny's -- intentional?

As to the Four in costume, Sue appears to be appropriately outfitted...


Rip Jagger said...

I love the way Ross draws a man on fire. One of the interesting things about having seventy-five years of the Human Torch is that the way his powers are represented have really gone through some curious changes.

Ross seems to hearken back to the Carl Burgos' original a bit with a healthy smidgeon of Russ Heath's awesome rendition from the 50's.

The technique Kirby adopted of using tiny lines to show the Torch was fascinating to me as a kid and I spent a lot of time trying to capture that detail, usually to pitiful effect.

When Roy took over he ordered the look changed to have more of a shimmer and the Torch has been changing right along through the years.

Rip Off

david_b said...

Doug, agreed on Sue's face (which is what I was referring to..). I believe she's the one sittin' next to ol' Reed.

Doc Savage said...

Looks like wax dummies to me.

Doug said...

Thanks for stopping by with your usual ray of sunshine, Matt. And hey -- not everyone can draw wax dummies so realistically, huh?


Anonymous said...

I love it.

I just wish there was a decent Fantastic Four series to go along with it.

I am in love with the current related "FF" series that has Ant-Man, Medusa, Ms. Thing and She-Hulk watching over things while the "real" FF are off on some adventure - but it is ending with issue #16 or 17 (#13 just came out).

Oh and in Ross's defense. It sure it hard to depict "femininity" in a space suit!

MattComix said...

Love it. No Marvel movie will ever look this good. Though I don't why this is attached to Marvel NOW where everyone has to be buried under tons of armor and visible seams. Even the Hulk for god sake!

Karen said...

I think it's brilliant. Personally I can't get enough Ross. I absolutely love how he draws the Thing, and the Torch as well. I wish he was able to draw interiors on a regular basis. But I'll take what I can get.

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