Released this year for 2012 Comic-Con this is the latest of Alex Ross' DC Universe artwork featuring:
Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Batman, Superman, Flash and Aquaman.
Born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Texas, Ross inherited his artistic skill from his mother and grandfather. Alex first discovered Spiderman whilst very young and was encouraged, by his father to appreciate the values that superheroes stood for, and in turn wanted to recreate them.
At 17, Ross went to a fine art academy in Chicago to study painting. Here he learned that he had the ability to represent the human model he was drawing, noting that others in his class could not say the same. It was a turning point for understanding his talent of photo-realism.
His talent was unleashed with Marvels, his first collaborative project, with Kurt Busiek. The follow up was Kingdom Come: a visual masterpiece in which Ross' father was the inspiration for the main character.
Alex Ross is so uniquely positioned within the comic industry working on projects that personally excite him or that have a message for him to relay.
It is not often that a comic artist is hailed as a legend in his own time but, for us, the mantle sits securely around his shoulders.