Masks #1 by Chris Roberson and Alex Ross
I’m not usually one to buy a comic just for the art–the story and character is the primary draw. But when Alex Ross is involved with a comic, it’s for the art. I know he’s only painting the first issue, but still, this is a must-buy for me.
Also, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4 by Darwyn Cooke & Amanda Conner
While I am enjoying the story quite a bit, this title is also mainly about the beautiful Amanda Conner art.
The rest of what I’m getting this week is listed here.
Your favorite artist.
Ever since I saw Alex Ross’s work on Kingdom Come, I have been a huge fan of his work. I went back and bought the Marvels trade when I found out he did the art on that book, the oversized books that he did with Paul Dini, his Mythology book, and others. A Ross Justice League poster hangs in my office and I’ve had many different wallpapers of his work on my computer screen as well. I would love to have an original art piece, and am very jealous of you East coasters who got see the exhibit of his work at the Andy Warhol Museum. I just love the way he paints superheroes in a more realistic fashion, and his Kingdom Come Superman is my absolute favorite (I especially love the simplified S shield).