Alex Ross is an acclaimed American comic book painter, illustrator and plotter – much sought after for the photorealism of his work. Ross is known for his love of the vintage looks of classic characters and the more mythic elements of the superheroes.
In 1996 Ross produced the DC Comics limited series Kingdom Come – Ross redesigned several important superheroes, such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkman and Captain Marvel.
Kingdom Come helped cement Ross' place as a comic book industry superstar.
In 2001, Ross won acclaim for his work on special comic books benefiting the families of those killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks, including his portraits of paramedics, police and fire fighters.
In 2004, Ross designed paintings for the opening credits of the film Spider-Man 2. The paintings presented key elements from the first film, including a rendition of the classic upside-down kiss between Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.