Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art division, spotlights Superman and a young Clark Kent in two new posters for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” which opens in theaters Friday.
The posters, by Mondo artists Ken Taylor and Martin Ansin, put a nostalgic spin on the superhero, who celebrates his 75th anniversary this year.
Taylor’s print (check it out in the gallery above) features Clark Kent when he was a little boy in a sepia-tinged Smallville background. His red cape is the only splash of color in the print, which seems inspired by a scene from the film that many will recognize from the trailers. A variant version features a gray background instead of the muted beige.
Ansin’s poster features a Henry Cavill Supes soaring above the Earth in an iconic pose reminiscent of the cover of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel’s 1939 comic “Superman” Vol. 1, Issue No. 1. (Compare the images below.)
The villainous General Zod (Michael Shannon), Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Kal-El’s biological father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and other characters from the film can be seen in the poster’s diagonal streaks, as well as a Kryptonian spacecraft. The poster is also available in a metal variant.
Taylor’s limited-edition posters retail for $50, or $75 for the variant. Ansin’s retails for $50, or $300 for the metal variant. Visit Mondo’s site for more details and to purchase.
–Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark
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