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Clover Press’ ‘The Marvel Art of Michael Turner’ Kickstarter Now Live

The project features newly remastered and classic artwork from the noted creator, who passed away at age 37 in 2008, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, as well as rarely seen sketches.

The legacy of beloved cover artist and comic book penciler Michael Turner is being celebrated with Clover Press’ “The Marvel Art of Michael Turner,” the latest in a series of high-end, boutique artbooks that showcase legendary Marvel Comics artists. A collaboration between Clover Press, Aspen Comics, and Marvel Comic, the project features newly remastered and classic artwork alongside rarely seen sketches of classic Marvel Comics superheroes.

“It’s closing in on 30 years since the world was first introduced to Michael’s incredible art, though his meteoric rise to stardom took only a fraction of that time,” said Frank Mastomauro. “He graced us with so many memorable creations and covers along the way, and his meticulous attention to detail was never more profound than in his vast collection of Marvel illustrations and covers. We’re so excited for you to see the book we’re putting together and cannot wait for you to hold in your hands “The Marvel Art of Michael Turner”!”

“Michael Turner is that rare human being whose spectacular artwork came from his magical heart and wonderful soul,” said bestselling writer Jeph Loeb. “Like his characters, he brought beauty into this world, and we are lucky to share it in this astonishing collection.”

In 1994, Turner began working for Top Cow Productions, co-creating the series “Witchblade,” a popular indie comic book. Turner later debuted his creator-owned series, Fathom, in 1998, which became the best-selling comic book of that year. In 2002, Turner left Top Cow Productions to start Aspen MLT LLC., and created the hit indie title “Soulfire,” in addition to continuing “Fathom.” Turner passed away in 2008, at the age of 37, from complications from treatment for bone cancer.

“The Marvel Art of Michael Turner” features a 184-page 9" x 12" high-end hardcover coffee table book with stunning dustjacket and slipcase editions, plus extra exclusive items only available through the Kickstarter campaign and Clover Press, such as all-new 11x17 art prints, metal prints and cards, collectible trading cards, stickers, and a 1,000-piece puzzle. The campaign also includes a new Clover Press twist: a limited Mystery Tier level that features five different tipped-in pencil art pieces, five holo foil cards, and five mini prints. Backers of this tier will receive the book, along with a randomly selected tipped-in art piece and a randomly selected mini-print and card.

“Michael Turner became a fast fan favorite, and this book is the clear evidence as to why,” said Clover Press Publisher Hank Kanalz. “We’re ecstatic to bring such a comprehensive collection of Turner’s Marvel work together in one volume. We like to introduce new items with each new campaign, and this round, we’re rolling out metal prints and metal trading cards – and at Aspen’s suggestion, a ‘Mystery Tier’ wherein backers won’t know which version of their super-limited book and prints they will get until they open their package.”

“The Marvel Art Of…” series debuted in 2023 and includes “The Marvel Art of David Mack,” “The Marvel Art of Alex Maleev,” “The Marvel Art of David Nakayama,” and “The Marvel Art of Russell Dauterman,” all of which will be available as add-ons in the new campaign.

Check out the live Kickstarter campaign for “The Marvel Art of Michael Turner” now.

Source: Clover Press

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