To recap: Mondo—the collectible art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse—has licenses for Star Wars, Star Trek, Pixar, Disney, the work of directors like Guillermo del Toro and Wes Craven, Jurassic Park, and more. And now the creators of some of the best posters around have the license for DC Comics (if Mondo ever picks up Marvel, they’ll have shot the geek moon). Naturally, the first poster is based on Superman. J.C. Richard’s “Fortress of Solitude” measures 12×32, is limited to an edition of 390, and costs $50 (plus shipping). The poster will go on sale at MondoTees a random time on Black Friday. It may be worth it to forego all other shopping and just keep refreshing @MondoNews‘ Twitter feed for the announcement.
Hit the jump to check out the full poster along with the press release.
Here’s the press release:
MONDO ANNOUNCES NEW DC COMICS POSTER SERIES
Black Friday Sale Includes
“Fortress of Solitude” Limited Edition Print
Austin, TX— Wednesday, November 23, 2011 — Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse, is pleased to announce its new licensed poster series for DC Comics. The first poster in this epic lineup will be Superman’s “Fortress of Solitude” on sale Black Friday (November 25, 2011) at http://www.mondotees.com. Follow Mondo on Twitter (@MondoNews) for exact sale time.
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
Artist: JC Richard
The DC Comics series, in partnership with Sideshow Collectibles, will encompass both comics and films as Mondo artists tackle some of the most iconic characters of all time. “We wanted to kick off the DC Comics series with an art print from arguably the most famous character ever, but in a unique way which focuses on the iconic Fortress of Solitude,” said Mondo’s Creative Director Justin Ishmael.
“This marks the second time we’ve worked with artist JC Richard, who wowed us all with the subtle beauty of a lost world in his Jurassic Park print; and he again knocks it out of the park with a stunning vision of Superman’s lair,” said Mondo’s Mitch Putnam.
Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world class artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Championed for their limited edition screen printed posters, Mondo focuses on bringing art back to movie posters by working with artists such as Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, Aaron Horkey, Chris Ware, Shepard Fairey, Drew Struzan and others. Besides creating stunning works for beloved classics and contemporary films, Mondo produces prints for featured Alamo Drafthouse events and has worked with filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, Wes Craven, Zack Snyder and Duncan Jones on their “Director’s Series” posters. Mondo has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to archive the company’s growing collection of original film posters.
About Alamo Drafthouse
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater ever” by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website. http://drafthouse.com/