What I’m looking forward to on New Comics Wednesday!

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.

Day 23 (30 Day Comic Book Challenge)

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).