Comic-Con Exclusive: Check Out JC Richard’s Fantastic Mondo Poster for PROMETHEUS

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As a huge fan of both Mondo and JC Richard, it’s very cool to premiere his new limited-edition screen print for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus.  Going on sale at Mondo’s booth (#936) at Comic-Con around 2pm on Saturday, the poster features a scene from the beginning of the film when the Engineer was dropped off on Earth.

While many had issues with Prometheus, I thought it was really well done and I’m holding out hope that 20th Century Fox and Scott find a way to make a sequel.  Hit the jump for a better look at the poster and click here for all our Comic-Con coverage.

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Prometheus by JC Richard (artist in attendance Friday / Saturday.)

Release Time: 2:00 PM

Edition Size: 350

Price: $45

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  • Lance

    Look at that imagery! You can’t deny Prometheus was an incredibly beautiful film. And if you can look beyond some nitpicky details (yeah, they took their helmets off — deal with it) then you’ll see the movie raised some fundamental questions, the payoff for which will hopefully take place in the sequel.

    • Peter Vallance

      Absolutely! You can nitpick any film at face value, but when looked at more sub-textually the film takes on a whole wealth of meaning. When the crew took off their helmets this is more than just a standard sci-fi trope (it happened in Star Trek all the time) but a deliberate comment on hubris and faith, in fact, it is David who essentially manipulates the crew to do so. This is why Weyland orders him to ‘try harder’, David is manipulating the crew for Weyland’s own self-interest, that’s why the expendable crew are there in the first place. Given how the crew are merely corporate paid lackeys they only ever had profit on their mind and not Scientific endeavour, as Lindelof reveals in the commentary, the mission is a ‘farce’, just look at the sub-text behind Milburn and Fifield; in the dialogue they mock each other’s credibility as Scientists, now why is this? What is the film saying here? They’re expendable amateurs, the worst of the worst, that were deliberately picked for their greed and suggestibility. The mission was a farce orchestrated by a superstitious man on the brink of death wanting immortality from the Gods, ultimately he only needed David and goons but of course he couldn’t muster up a trillion dollars to seek immortality when the world thinks he’s dead, that’s where Shaw and Holloway come in. I can’t believe how many viewers missed this! The film is a cautionary tale of hubris, of overreach, and every character is punished for it in glorious moments of body horror and mayhem. I LOVED this film, I loved the juxtaposition of David with less intelligent mortals, or ‘morons’ as Lindelof would say and I loved Ridley’s pessimistic portrayal of the overreach of humanity and the pitfalls of ‘progress’. As for its connection to Alien and the derelict on LV-426, well the film contexualises everything quite perfectly if you have a keen enough eye. 1. Now we know where the derelict, a brother ship to the ship(s) we see in Prometheus, came from; LV-223. 2. Who was that pilot? A humanoid engineer 3. Why a cargo of ‘eggs’? NOW, this is where it gets interesting. Recall the ampule chamber full of those urn-like objects that are arranged in a very similar way as the ‘eggs’ were in the derelict. In the original Alien script by Dan O’Bannon, the eggs were originally described as ‘urns with peculiar markings or jars’, when the temperature changes the urns in the film begin melting black goo through the metal. Given the similarities of the ampule chamber and the egg chamber it seems to imply that over time these urns become organic…Indeed, when David touches the goo melting through the metal he says, ‘organic’. The goo undeniably contains strands of xenomorph DNA, thus over time, these urns change and become eggs with growing facehuggers. Ridley’s last interview on the subject of the derelict, states that the cargo ‘got out of control’ and what is interesting is that he never mentions ‘eggs’ in regard to the cargo and the connection between the films but ‘bacterial drums of shit you could drop on a planet’. It seems to suggest that the original xenomorph was a horrible accident and the real intent of the goo was to use it on humans as a sexually transmitted virus, resulting in a Deacon creature, hence the mural we see in the chamber. All the answers really are all there.

      • Lance

        Great analysis of the film! I agree with just about everything you wrote, especially the film being an examination of hubris, and the price paid for it.

      • Victor vG

        Well. There is also a story making the rounds (complete with visuals) about “art created” by flies. It is produced from trails of fly excrement and vomit. Like Prometheus it may look pretty, but it’s still crap.

  • MITIOR

    Good movie, poster is ok

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