Alex Ross is well known for painting for many series, from classics like Kingdom Come to the covers for the current All-New All-Different Avengers run, but Marvels is, for me, his best work.
Maybe it is how well his work portrays classic scenes in a new light, maybe its how his writing fuses perfectly with Kurt Busiek’s incredible writing, maybe it’s how he makes every panel pop with both energy and grace simultaneously, but there is just something about that makes it work so well.
There’s a chance it is just nostalgia, but there is just something about seeing panels like this, where classic images are shown through the camera lens of a humble reporter, re-enforcing the fact that Marvel Comics exist inside the Marvel universe as historical documents and records of events, that just blow me away.
Marvels #1-4, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, Marvel
James, The Wonder Witch