Mondo unveils three collectible 'Iron Man 3' posters
05:00 AM, Apr 30, 2013
The superhero film Iron Man 3 is coming to cinemas Friday, and if you’re lucky enough to snag one, collectible Iron Man 3 posters may be coming soon to your wall.
Mondo, the boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema that sells prints and other memorabilia inspired by pop culture, will have three limited-edition posters on sale for fans online Friday on its website in honor of the movie starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and his armor-suited alter ego.
Toronto’s Phantom City Creative designed a glow-in-the-dark, 24-inch-by-36-inch screenprint that features a bevy of the armor suits worn by the Marvel Comics character in the movies and the comic books. Only 250 are available in the edition, at $45 each.
“To me, Tony Stark’s real superpower is his intelligence and ingenuity,” says Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. “With the Iron Man 3 armory poster, I wanted to showcase that by featuring a schematic chart of all the Iron Man suits with Stark himself front and center.”
The other two 24-by-36 posters one standard, one a color variant are by artist Martin Ansin and feature not only Downey but also Don Cheadle as Iron Patriot, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin and scenes from the movie. The standard edition is limited to 450 and costs $50, while the variant numbers 200 and is $75.
“It’s Iron Man comics that led me into drawing when I was a little kid,” Ansin says. “All it took for me to get hooked was an oversized shellhead collection by Tuska in black and white, magic markers and a week sick in bed. Doing this poster has been amazing luck and a tough job, with that 5-year-old fan keeping tabs on it.”
Each print will be available online on Friday be sure to follow the Mondo Twitter feed for the exact on-sale time.