Scheduled for release this spring on May 2nd, 2012, this hardcover title from Marvel highlights the artistry that went into creating a movie like The Avengers, from reproductions of the original concept art to full-color photographs of the actual movie set. Costume design and creation, production, special effects, and monster-making are also featured, and The Avengers characters are naturally all included.
The book also includes interviews with crew members, cast members, and others directly involved in the making of The Avengers. Joss Whedon, the film's writer and director, is featured, and producer Kevin Feige offers his thoughts, as well. Along with the peek into the many artistic aspects of movie making, the book presents an interesting and engaging portrait of what it's like to be involved in the world of cinematic art. Overall, the reader gains a sense of the enormous artistic accomplishment that bringing a comic book to life on the big screen entails.
The hardcover format makes for a sturdy book that should be around for years to come, and it's appropriate for artists and Marvel fans of all ages ranging from elementary school level to adult.
For working artists and aspiring artists interested in comics or film, Avengers: The Art of Marvel's The Avengers is worth considering. You'll get an inside look at comics and movie making that can inspire you in your own creative and artistic endeavors.