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Soar into Alex Ross' stunning Action Comics #1 Superman anniversary litho

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Apr 12, 2018, 12:28 PM EDT (Updated)

Electrifying comic artist and illustrator Alex Ross has become a global sensation in recent years, conjuring up a masterful portfolio of unforgettable covers for DC, Marvel, Dynamite, IDW, Image, Dark Horse, and Boom!.

In addition to his superb comic book work, Ross has contributed art to a number of special projects celebrating the anniversaries and legacies of pop culture sensations like The Beatles, Universal Monsters, Batman '66, Flash Gordon, and The Wizard of Oz.

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Since bursting onto the scene with Marvels and Kingdom Come in the '90s, his name has become synonymous with a signature photo-realistic style and dramatic compositions that cut to the core of the superhero mythos and redefine the way we view caped crimefighters.

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In an exclusive new team-up between SYFY WIRE and Alex Ross Art, we'll be unveiling many limited-edition Alex Ross lithos, rare variant covers, con-only surprises, behind-the-scenes videos, signed posters, intriguing interviews, and contest giveaways all year long.

First out of the gate is this spectacular, limited-edition fine art lithograph titled, "More Powerful Than A Locomotive."

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Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Superman this spring, Ross has manifested the Man of Steel in a bold reimagining of the iconic Action Comics #1 cover from June of 1938. This new star-lit tribute litho depicts Superman hoisting an auto over his head to the horror of ordinary citizens fleeing the chaotic scene.

"Most people coming to comics realize the historical importance of Superman," Ross tells SYFY WIRE. "But I've always loved very specific traits of the character, and in fact, very specific versions. When I saw some reprints of the oldest comics with him, from the '40s, I immediately fell in love with the art style from then. He looked very serious, very rough and ready... a character built for the era of the Second World War. I like to connect with that earliest version of him, to bring him back to those roots."

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Painted in dark, moody blues and projecting an essence of startling change, it will be available for purchase in limited quantity at the C2E2 comic convention in Chicago from April 6-8. Each signed-and-numbered artwork measures 16" X 22", includes a Certificate of Authenticity, and is printed on premium, 110-lb fine art paper via an exacting process that recreates all the magic and mystery in crystal clarity.

After its limited advance release at C2E2, this showstopping homage will have a full online debut on April 18, which corresponds to the original launch date of Action Comics #1.

Fans and collectors can join the wait list at Alex Ross Art starting March 30 at 10 a.m. ET, with a per-poster price of $195.

Will you run faster than a speeding bullet to buy one of these beautiful "More Powerful Than A Locomotive" tribute lithos?