Alex Ross has been a supernova of artistic output in his nearly 25 years in the comic book world, redefining the way superheroes and arch-villains are portrayed with his distinctive Norman Rockwell-like paintings and dramatic compositions.
The living legend entered the competitive comics arena in 1994 with the iconic Marvels miniseries and followed it up with DC's Kingdom Come in 1996. Recently he's been the main cover artist for Marvel's Secret Wars, All-New, All-Different Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man, in addition to his provocative works for Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77, Marvel's Star Wars titles and spin-offs and limited-edition prints for everything from Flash Gordon to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine.
Displaying a natural talent and innate ability to draw caped crimefighters from a young age, Ross recently shared an image of his early work from when he was just 12 years old paired with more current art, and it's pretty darned good for just a comics-crazed kid from Texas.
Check out the artist's first work at tackling a crew of DC Golden Age superheroes and witness the genesis of the genius.