Alex Rosss style combines tight linework and painted illustration in a color palette heavy on fluorescent shades of purple and green, warm shades of orange, and eerie blue, resulting in a distinctive pop art masterpiece that must be seen to be believed. * School Library Journal, STARRED Review * Eisner winner Alex Ross, in his first solo written and drawn superhero adventure, offers a majestically drawn sequel to a 1966 Fantastic Four story line by comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. * Publishers Weekly * Journeying through dimensional portals into subspace and the psychedelic Negative Zone, Marvels first family confronts an old foeone who isnt what he seemsin this fast-paced tale undergirded by wholesome humor and gorgeous art. * The A.V Club * The book is dynamic and vibrant, with an unmistakable Kirby influence in the mood and ton. But there are other inspirations, too, particularly Neal Adams, the classic Batman and X-Men artist." * The Hollywood Reporter * Older fans that have watched the Marvel universe race to the stars since Fantastic Four #1, as well as newer fans only privy to the Marvel cinematic universe, will swoon over the jaw-dropping quality of Alex Ross's tribute to the Fantastic Four. * Boing Boing * [I]n his new graphic novel, he steps outside his comfort zone into the Negative Zone to imbue Marvels first family with mind-melting psychedelic energy. . . . Ross also shook up his painting process, opting for flat coloring, swapping watercolor for black ink, shading in a whole new style, and adding a digital dot screen effect. The result has Roy Lichtenstein flair while still being uniquely Ross. * Polygon * Fantastic Four: Full Circle exists as a dazzling nexus point where Ross can skillfully reconcile the stylistic differences between himself and the King. . . . A vital component of Fantastic Four: Full Circle that one could potentially overlook is the masterfully arranged panel layouts that convey motion and momentum through their placement. . . . In addition to his panel layouts, some of Full Circle's splash and double-page spreads are awe-inspiring. * Boing Boing * [A] stylish new FF adventure. * IGN * [A] perfect combination of both science fiction and superhero storytelling. . . . With excellent characterizations, a captivating story taking the heroes to the darkest corners of the Negative Zone, and Ross changing up his signature art style to reflect the earliest era of the Fantastic Four leading to some of the best work of his career, Fantastic Four: Full Circle ends up being a masterclass in how to tell modern Fantastic Four stories. * Screen Rant * Fantastic Four: Full Circle is an absolutely mesmerizing artistic feat. . . . Any Fantastic Four fan is likely to find Full Circle a welcome addition to their library, and those simply looking for stunning comic book artwork will find just as much value in its pages. Ross has created a Jack Kirby tribute that does the legendary creator justice. * Comicbook.com * Full Circle is an essential read for those who are fans of the artist, as well as Marvels First Family. * AIPT Comics * Its a gorgeous book, with all the style youd expect from Alex Ross. * Borg.com * The Negative Zone comes alive in the story, and somehow Ross manages to add new facets to it despite our many decades of exploration through the comics. * 13th Dimension * Fantastic Four: Full Circle delivers a visually stunning story of Marvels First Family, as Alex Ross flexes a new set of storytelling muscles. * But Why Tho? * If youve been dying for an old-school comic book story with a modern-day art style and a color palette to feast your eyes on, Fantastic Four: Full Circle is right up your alley. * Culturess *
Alex Ross studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, then honed his craft as a storyboard artist before entering the field of comics. In 1993 Marvelshis groundbreaking miniseries with writer Kurt Busiekcreated a wider acceptance for painted comics. In 1996 he and writer Mark Waid produced the equally successful Kingdom Come for DC Comics, and Ross followed those up with an extensive series of work including magazine and album covers, as well as a poster for the Academy Awards. Ross has also been the subject of two monographs written and designed by Chip KiddMythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross and Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. His latest book is The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book (Abrams ComicArts, spring 2021).