Mike Deodato began his career as a mainstream funny book artist at Marvel Comics working on The Avengers and Thor. Some of his most recent work for the House of Ideas includes Dark Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, and Thuderbolts. Marvel Comics has assembled some of his “greatest hits” if you will into one massive hardcover called The Marvel Art of Mike Deodato.
“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.”
Along with all of the art there will be musings and stories from some of Deodato’s collaborators including writers Mark Benson, Charlie Huston, and Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alanso. The Marvel Art of Mike Deodato is written by John Rhett Thomas and will hit store shelves July 6, 2011. We have some images from the upcoming book to whet your appetite.