[WWC] ALEX ROSS ‘RETURN’S TO MARVEL
Marvel teases the return of comics’ premier painter—and Captain America? Get your first look here!
By Brian Warmoth
Posted August 11, 2007 4:30 PM
One piece of art raised more questions that it answered Saturday at Marvel’s Wizard World Chicago Cup O’ Joe panel. The single page shows a striking figure of Captain America emerging from a background of flames. And the name of artist who laid down the paint for the portrait is as momentous as reappearance of the hero who laid down his life at the end of Civil War: Alex Ross is coming back to Marvel.
“I’m coming back to Marvel to work on a project that Dynamite Comics has worked out—a packaging deal on making a new concept series,” Ross said from his home. Ross credits Dynamite head Nick Barrucci with cementing the deal that will see him doing comic book work for Marvel for the first time in years.
As for the authenticity of the fallen Star-Spangled Avenger marking Ross’s return, Ross says that he is the real deal. “That is no clone,” Ross stated. “That is Steve Rogers, and he is returning.” And there will be more to come.
“In the project we’re doing, there will be most all of the big [Marvel] characters will be involved,” Ross teased, indicating that more details about the project will be available soon. “Next week,” he clarified.
I'm drooling in anticipation.