Marve-lous collection of comic book art at Bournemouth art gallery

Bournemouth Echo: ICONIC IMAGES: Westover Gallery manager Ally Tanswell with some of the Marvel comic covers ICONIC IMAGES: Westover Gallery manager Ally Tanswell with some of the Marvel comic covers

A MARVEL-LOUS collection of comic book art signed by publishing legend Stan Lee has been unveiled at a Bournemouth art gallery.

Six of Marvel Comics’ iconic covers have been turned into a fine art collection, with each of the pieces chosen and curated by Lee.

The limited edition collection, which is called Superheroes, is on display at the Westover Gallery in Westover Road.

Gallery manager Ally Tanswell said: “This collection showcases some of the most iconic comic book covers ever to have been created, featuring some of the most renowned characters ever to have been developed.

“The artwork itself is not only incredibly striking – the intense colours, the bold lines and the way in which the essence of each superhero is captured in just one frame – but each cover communicates a wonderful narrative.”

The showcase features classic covers from much-loved series, including The Amazing Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, which are selling well.

Ally said: “It was a total surprise to find out about the collection.

“We source most of our artwork from one publishing house, and when we visited them at the beginning of February to choose some art for the gallery, there they were. It was a total shock but straight away I said, ‘We’ve got to have them’.”

The Marvel comic-book covers are bringing new visitors to the Bournemouth gallery.

“We have a really amazing new window display to show them off, and it’s attracting all kinds of customers to come in and visit,” Ally said.

“It’s something completely different, and we’ve had lots of people coming in to have a look.”

Stan Lee, an editor at Marvel from 1941, led the expansion of the company from a small division in a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

Framed individual pieces in the collection are available from £695.

For more information, call 01202 297682 or visit westovergallery.co.uk

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4:46pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Phixer says...

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You'd think that the Echo's cub reporter would be able to get the headline correct - there's a clue in the story. Phixer

1:39am Sun 24 Feb 13

billd766 says...

Phixer wrote:
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You must be assuming that there are intelligent life forms at the Echo building. Most computers nowadays have a spellcheck facility in several languages. Unfortunately computers work on the GIGO system.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: You'd think that the Echo's cub reporter would be able to get the headline correct - there's a clue in the story.[/p][/quote]You must be assuming that there are intelligent life forms at the Echo building. Most computers nowadays have a spellcheck facility in several languages. Unfortunately computers work on the GIGO system. billd766

3:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

billd766 wrote:
Phixer wrote: You'd think that the Echo's cub reporter would be able to get the headline correct - there's a clue in the story.
You must be assuming that there are intelligent life forms at the Echo building. Most computers nowadays have a spellcheck facility in several languages. Unfortunately computers work on the GIGO system.
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[quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: You'd think that the Echo's cub reporter would be able to get the headline correct - there's a clue in the story.[/p][/quote]You must be assuming that there are intelligent life forms at the Echo building. Most computers nowadays have a spellcheck facility in several languages. Unfortunately computers work on the GIGO system.[/p][/quote]Lol the ECHO should re-brand to GIGO. HRH of Boscombe

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