El cap

ImagineFX - - Alex Ross -

This is a re­cent 2014 Clas­sic Cap, also part of the 75th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions for Mar­vel.

The great re­al­ist hasn’t been im­mune to crit­i­cism him­self. Where some see totemic homages to child­hood he­roes, oth­ers see stiff, sta­tion­ary su­per-slabs. He’s also run the risk of mak­ing a name for reimag­in­ing lesser-known he­roes, such as Green Hornet and Vam­pirella.

His old pal, for one, would love to see the artist strike out by him­self. “If he did some­thing new, peo­ple would pay at­ten­tion,” says Kurt. Alex did de­sign new char­ac­ters for Astro City, but, “I bug him ev­ery now and then to do some­thing of his own,” he says, “be­cause who wants to go through a whole ca­reer and wind up own­ing almost noth­ing you’ve done?”

True, he may not own any of his beloved char­ac­ters, but Alex’s il­lus­tra­tive style re­mains all his own.

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