If you love superhero movies and art, then you already know the name Mondo. The purveyor of high-quality, limited-run posters and prints is synonymous with some of the biggest names in the pop culture art world. From Frankenstein to Looper and just about every superhero film released in the past few years, the Austin, Texas-based shop stays at the forefront of the collecting craze by dropping limited edition prints – which go on sale at random times announced by their @MondoNews Twitter account – on their website and in their gallery. The posters often sell out in minutes, and a select few have actually sold out in under a minute.
Today, Rolling Stone is proud to exclusively reveal the latest in Mondo's line of Marvel Cinematic Universe posters: Ken Taylor's fantastic Thor: The Dark World prints, which go on sale tomorrow. The 24" x 36" screenprint comes in two versions, and all are hand-numbered by the artist. The "regular," which features a more sepia-toned colorway, arrives in a limited edition of 400 and sells for $50.00. The "variant," with its gray coloring, carries a limited edition of 175 and goes for $75.00.
This isn't the first time Taylor has tackled the Marvel universe, having previously created Mondo posters for The Incredible Hulk and the first Thor film. He's even jumped over to the DC world to work on Man of Steel. Working on The Dark World, however, had its obstacles.
"It's hard with new releases because you haven't seen the film yet," the artist tells Rolling Stone. "There's a limited reference for Asgard unless you're looking at the first film. They provided some reference material, but they were very open to what I wanted to do." Both versions of Taylor's Thor: The Dark World poster go on sale tomorrow on MondoTees.com.