The Great Showdowns, Hardback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Han vs the green fellow. Chief Brody vs the very large shark. John McClane vs broken glass, and many, many more...This is Scott Campbell's acclaimed "Great Showdowns" series, showing strangely good-natured confrontations between his favorite movie characters, finally gets the book collection fans have been demanding!

It comes with a Foreword by Neil Patrick Harris.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art techniques & principles
  • ISBN: 9781781162774



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This is an art book full of prints of Scott C.'s watercolors featuring showdowns between movie characters, like the Ghostbusters vs. Slimer. I was surprised at the weight of the book; it's pretty hefty for such a small book. The style of the art is simple and cute. Really. I find it amazing how just a line or two can clearly define for me just what character is portrayed. There were several movies I didn't recognize, however, so I wish there was an index at the back to help define the images. As a Muppet fan, I'm also sad that one of the paintings mentioned by Neil Patrick Harris in his introduction is not present in the book: Kermit vs. Doc Hopper. Overall, fantastic book. In fact I bought two copies so that I could spread the love at Christmas.

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