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Highly Recommended. By Michael Ploog et al. A massive, oversize 9×12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog’s career, from his earliest days of working with Warren’s Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel’s magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing, and film character creation and storyboards, right up through his latest work on Goliath. FPG, 2015.

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A massive, oversize 9×12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog’s career, from his earliest days of working with Warren’s Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel’s magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing, and film character creation and storyboards, right up through his latest work on Goliath.

Hundreds of pieces of art, as well as commentary by the likes of Ralph Bakshi, John Carpenter, Frank Oz, Roy Thomas, and Ploog himself. Included is work he did for Marvel Comics, including the original cover artwork, the reproduced covers, splash pages and pencil art. And a wonderful selection of his film work on animated features (such as Lord of the Rings, Shrek, and Wizards) and live-action features (including Little Shop of Horrors, The Dark Crystal, Superman III, Caveman, Moonwalker, Laura Croft-Tomb Raider and X-Men).

The book also contains paintings he worked on for the collectible card games Guardians and Magic: the Gathering, most of which have never been reproduced larger than trading card size. Plus there are wonderful redone covers for a series based on his early Marvel Comics art, redone by an older and much slicker artist! Ploog even worked for Will Eisner’s Studio for a short time, and his covers for the famous PS Magazine are another treat.

This is the ultimate collection spanning Ploog’s entire career. The introduction has some wonderful vintage photos of Mike along with film and artist celebrities. Also available in a deluxe edition.

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