ALEX ROSS MARVEL Retrospective Art Book Coming This Fall - UPDATED with Cover

Credit: Pantheon Books
Credit: Pantheon Books

A pair of listings for an Alex Ross art book entitled Marvelocity have surfaced on both Amazon and the Penguin/Random House wholesale website.

Marvelocity is described as the Marvel counterpart to Ross's DC Comics retrospective art book Mythology, and will include a new Spider-Man story written by Ross which pits the Wall-Crawler against the Sinister Six. Like Mythology, Marvelocity is edited by Chip Kidd, who wrote that book's original story. It's unclear whether Kidd will contribute to Marvelocity's Spider-Man story.

Here's the full text description of Marvelocity:

Thirteen years after his Eisner Award-winning, nationally best-selling Mythology--here is the long-awaited Marvel Comics counterpart, a retrospective celebration of the other half of the comics galaxy that is currently ruling the world: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Fantastic Four. 

"Alex is a legend. Even if you don't consider yourself a comics-head, you should check out his work to see what the best of the form has to offer." --Ta-Nehisi Coates

As he did for the DC characters in Mythology, Alex Ross now brings the heroes of the Marvel universe into dynamic life as never before. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-been-published sketches, working models, and other preparatory art, and a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six--the webslinger's most popular villains--that ends with a stunning twist.

With an introduction by J. J. Abrams.

Marvelocity will be published by Pantheon, and is listed with an October 2 release date.

Click here to pre-order Marvelocity

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