Saturday, January 22, 2022

Happy Birthday Artist Alex Ross

Happiest of birthdays to artist Alex Ross.  

Alex has done many covers (and interiors) over the years for DC, and these are two of his more recent, or at least 2 done in the 21st Century, as wonderful homages, based on classic Silver Age covers created when Julie Schwartz was an editor at DC, who used the idea of creating a cover, then building a story around it.

Mystery In Space #82 (March, 1963)

DC Comics Presents: Mystery In Space #1 (September, 2004)

Original cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson.

Flash #163 (August, 1966)

DC Comics Presents: The Flash #1 (October, 2004)

Original cover by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella.

These were part of a group of covers designed to honor the work of Julius Schwartz, and included modern covers by Adam Hughes, Brian Bolland (covering Gil Kane)and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

Alex Ross, among other things, helped complete this painting of the Crisis On Infinite Earths with George Perez.

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