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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alex Ross  

Pen Name: None

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Born: Portland, Oregon


-- Website -- http://www.alexrossart.com
-- Alex Ross on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=alex+ross


Illinois Connection

At age 17, Ross came to Chicago to study Painting at the American Acedemy of Art, where he hit on the idea of painting his own comic books.

Biographical and Professional Information

After three years at the American Academy of Art, Alex Ross went to work for an Advertising Agency where and editor from Marvel Comisc suggested that they collaborate on a story. His career was launched from there.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Kingdom Come
ISBN: 1401220347

DC Comics. 2008

Set in the not so distant future, the DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass, becoming just as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. With Batman retired, Superman in a self-imposed exile and the rest of the Justice League nowhere to be found, it seems that all hope is lost.

But not for long.

After a cataclysmic event costs the lives of millions, the Justice League—led by a rejuvenated Superman—returns to bring balance back to the world. However, the new guard will not go down quietly. A battle is coming between the uncompromising protectors and a untamed group of young powerhouses—one that will define what heroism truly is.

Winner of five Eisner and Harvey Awards, KINGDOM COME is the best-selling graphic novel form acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross.

Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Part 2
ISBN: 1401219462

DC Comics. 2009

Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman! Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew?

Power of Hope (Shazam)
ISBN: 1439514070

Paw Prints 2008-07-10. 2008

Mythology: The Dc Comics Art of Alex Ross
ISBN: 1435293967

Paw Prints 2008-05-29. 2008

Here is the incomparable cast of the DC Comics universe: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, and the rest of the Justice League as youve never seen them before. Mythology brings together the best-loved comic characters in the world, brought to life by one of the most astonishing young artists working in the medium today, Alex Ross. The award-winning designer/writer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear have teamed up to create a book like no other, with an introduction by M. Night Shyamalan, the acclaimed director of Signs and The Sixth Sense. Ross has often been called the Norman Rockwell of comics, and this book reveals not only his lifelong love of these classic super heroes but also his vision: Mythology takes you into the studio for a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating creative process. The combination of Rosss dynamic art and Kidds kinetic design make images from his most memora


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