The Art of Mike Deodato Preview

Getting his mainstream start in comics with Wonder Woman for DC in the ’90s, artist Mike Deodato Jr. has been a Marvel man for most of the last few years. In July the publisher will give him his own art book. I have similar books for Joe Quesada and was actually looking at Marko Djurdjevic’s one last weekend. If Deodato’s is similarly filled with insightful comments to go along with his awesome art, this should be one worthy of the bookshelf. I interviewed the man himself for the Extra Sequential magazine here (on pages 8 – 13).

Your First Look At THE ART OF MIKE DEODATO HC

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at The Art Of Mike Deodato HC, a stunning chronicle of the Marvel Architect’s life and work for the House of Ideas! Since breaking into the industry in the early 1990s, Mike Deodato has established himself as one of comics’ most celebrated superstar artists. Now, in one oversized tome, follow Deodato’s artistic evolution from his iconic early work on Avengers and Thor through his now legendary successes on Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Thunderbolts, Dark Avengers, and much, much more.

“Since I was a kid, I’d loved art books collecting my favorite artists. More recently, I’ve been thrilled to see works of comic book artists taken more seriously,” said Deodato. “To be featured among talents such as Joe Quesada and Marko Djurdjevic in a book like this makes me awfully happy. My dad, who bought me all my early Frazetta hardcovers, was beaming with pride when I told him Marvel was doing one about me. I feel honored.”

Also catch rare insights in the creative process from many of Deodato’s collaborators, including writers Mike Benson, Charlie Huston and Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso! From Thor’s clash with the World Engine to the fall of Norman Osborn, relive the greatest artistic triumphs of this superstar artist, only in The Art Of Mike Deodato HC!

THE MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO HC (FEB110649)

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

On-Sale 7/6/11


The Outlaw Prince

I’m usually not a fan of fantasy comics, but this has some impressive creators behind it. Plus, it’s from the mind of the man who gave the world Tarzan. Details below and more preview pages here. The Outlaw Prince OGN is available now. The Regular Edition is 80 pages for $13 and the 112 page Deluxe Limited Edition is $50 and is signed.

A riveting tale of historic fiction in the classic Burroughs’ style! Writer Rob Hughes and renowned illustrators Thomas Yeates and Michael Wm. Kaluta present in fully painted format the medieval masterpiece The Outlaw of Torn, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs a century ago. This timeless tale unfolds during the tumultuous Second Baron’s War as a young and innocent Prince is ruthlessly abducted from his royal family, taken into the remote and rugged mountainous regions of Derbyshire to be brainwashed to forget his very heritage and relentlessly trained to become the greatest swordsman the world has ever known—and ultimately, the most dreaded name in all of Britain. With civil war looming upon the horizon, the fate of the Kingdom of England may very well rest in his hands.

The ancient archive of his remarkable life had been lost for more than 700 years, shrouded by the mists of time…until now!

Brilliant storytelling and the beautiful artwork of two industry titans combine to bring to life the origin of Norman of Torn — The Outlaw Prince!

Writer: Rob Hughes
Penciller: Thomas Yeates, Michael Wm. Kaluta
Inker: Thomas Yeates
Colorist: Thomas Yeates, Lori Almeida, Steve Oliff and Gloria Vasquez
Cover Artist: Esad Ribic
Deluxe Edition Cover Artist: Alan Lathwell
Genre: Action/Adventure, Classic

This timeless tale unfolds during the tumultuous Second Baron’s War, when a young prince is ruthlessly abducted from his royal family, taken into the rugged mountains of Derbyshire, and brainwashed to forget his very heritage. He’s trained to become the greatest swordsman the world has ever known–and grows to be the most dreaded name in all of Britain! With civil war looming upon the horizon, the fate of the kingdom of England may very well rest in his hands!

  • Presenting a medieval adventure based on The Outlaw of Torn, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  • A classic Edgar Rice Burroughs novel–adapted for a modern audience!
  • This deluxe limited edition features an introduction by Burroughs expert Frank Westwood, a feature-length article by Rod Jackson exploring the history behind the story and a painted cover by artist Alan Lathwell!