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Exclusive: Alex Ross pays respect to the Justice League with two new NYCC lithos

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Sep 24, 2018, 3:11 PM EDT

Superstar artist Alex Ross is heading East to New York Comic Con next month with a sparkling array of con-only gems that will leave fans and collectors dazzled and dazed.

In the days leading up to the colorful festivities of NYCC at the Javits Center from October 4-7, Alex Ross Art and SYFY WIRE will be teaming up to spotlight exclusive Alex Ross offerings featuring limited-edition canvasses, fine art prints, and a galaxy of surprises including rare in-person signings for his lavish new Marvelocity book.


This week we're showcasing a pair of fine art lithographs celebrating DC's flagship super hero squad, the Justice League of America. Ross has an intimate association with these legendary crimefighters, having portrayed them in his masterful work with Mark Waid, Kingdom Come, and his first collection of DC art in the deluxe Mythology book authored and edited by Chip Kidd.

First up is Origins: The Justice League of America, a stirring fine art lithograph offered as part of the ongoing Origins series. The compelling composition comes from an illustration inside the graphic novel JLA: Secret Origins.

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Rendered in subtle shades of lavender-grey, this dramatic image measures 16.5" x 9.5" and marks the genesis of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter stand together in unity, bringing their most profound commitment to preserving justice and the rights of all humankind. This matted print is individually numbered, available in a strict edition of 500, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Admirers interested in buying this beautiful $50 piece are encouraged to sign up for the waitlist at Alex Ross Art HERE.

“No matter how many other characters I love, the characters that started the entire genre — Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman — they are the biggest characters," Ross shared with SYFY WIRE. "And with the Justice League of America, they’re all banded together.”

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Not to be upstaged, the second NYCC release is The League, with a forceful foursome of the group's founding members. The intense image is a compilation of classic Alex Ross portraits first appearing in Mythology, featuring familiar DC Heroes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash. This marks the first time the core members of the Justice League of America are presented as a single fine art lithograph print. The cost is $225 per unit and it's capped at an edition size of 175. Each individually numbered piece measures 18" x 24", is signed by Alex Ross, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Fans hoping to purchase this piece are urged to sign up for the waitlist on the Alex Ross Art site HERE.  Both of these alluring Justice League artworks will be available at New York Comic Con Booth #2036 and online exclusively at alexrossart.com.

Will you recruit one for your personal collection?  Let us know in the comments!