Nelson Alexander Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic collection writer and player known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work. He first became known in the circulate of the 1994 miniseries Marvels, on which he collaborated in imitation of writer Kurt Busiek for Marvel Comics. He has before done a variety of projects for both Marvel and DC Comics, such as the 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come, which Ross co-wrote. Since next he has ended covers and quality designs for Busiek's series Astro City, and various projects for Dynamite Entertainment. His feature film take action includes concept and narrative art for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and DVD packaging art for the M. Night Shyamalan film Unbreakable. He has curtains covers for TV Guide, promotional artwork for the Academy Awards, posters and packaging design for video games, and his renditions of superheroes have been merchandised as enactment figures.
Ross's style, which usually employs a immersion of gouache and wash, has been said to exhibit "a Norman-Rockwell-meets-George-Pérez vibe", and has been praised for its realistic, human depictions of eternal comic LP characters. His rendering style, his attention to detail, and the perceived tendency of his characters to be depicted staring off into the turn your back on in cover images has been satirized in Mad magazine.