Yesterday, the poster-nerd world was abuzz with a very big rumor: artist Tyler Stout, a guy as synonymous with collectible screenprints as Marvel is with superheroes, had completed work on a print for Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Furthermore, the rumor went, the print would be revealed in the next 24 hours as part of a Hero Complex Gallery drop set to take place later in the week. If you're not as deeply-embedded in the poster-collecting hobby as some of us are, that probably sounds like par for the course. But lemme tell you: if true, this was big news.
And, hey, whatta ya know: for once, the rumors turned out to be true. Last night, at a private event attended by select members of the press, several fans, and members of the Marvel creative team (including Marvel President Kevin Feige and Age Of Ultron Executive Producer Jeremy Latcham), the print was revealed. More specifically, this cast & crew variant of the print was revealed:
Tyler Stout's Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24x36" Screenprint / Edition of 160
Not Available For Public Sale
From the press release issued by Hero Complex Gallery:
It was our tremendous pleasure to host Marvel and Disney last night for a special event in support of this Friday's In-Home Release of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron on October 2nd.
Press, fans and several of the creatives behind the film shared in an exclusive sneak peak of the bonus materials of the Blu-ray Disc™, a screening of the film before it hits homes, an insightful Q&A on the Cinematic Marvel Universe with Kevin Feige, President of Marvel, andJeremy Latcham, Executive Producer of the film, and an incredible reveal of new artwork by artist, Tyler Stout, who has crafted a gorgeous new poster for this film.
There was a huge buzz in the room, a wonderful reminder for us at HCG on why we do what we do. Thank you to Marvel, Disney, and everyone involved in helping making this event possible, and to those who were able to join us. Huge huge huge thanks to Tyler Stout himself, for his expertise, attention to detail, just plain awesomeness as a person, and for entrusting us with the upcoming release of these hugely impressive screen print editions that he has created. Extra thanks also to DL Screenprinting for getting these to us with the quickness.
But don't worry, folks: the rest of the rumor was also true - Hero Complex Gallery's releasing a number of these (standard regular and variant editions) online tomorrow. Here's what they look like:
Tyler Stout's Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Regular)
24x36" Screenprint / $60 Edition of 750
Tyler Stout's Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Variant)
24x36" Screenprint / $110 Edition of 350
So, how can you get ahold of one of these things? Here's information from the official press release we received from Hero Complex Gallery:
WHO: Tyler Stout
WHAT: Regular and Variant Edition Release
WHEN: Thursday, October 1st, between 9:00-11:00am Pacific Time
WHERE: http://hcgart.com/collections/tstout (link will become live during those hours)
HOW: To be in the know first, please follow us on any of these outlets:
*One per household, double orders will be refunded.
PLEASE NOTE: We included a SUPER SMALL QUANTITY of these in our Elite Editions sale yesterday that went to our collector base (thank you so much for your loyal support), so almost our entire allotment for the run will be available for purchase tomorrow. Anyone who purchased yesterday are covered on these incredible prints, so PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE AGAIN, double orders will be refunded.
CAST & CREW VARIANT NOTE: We have heard rumors from Marvel that we will have a few of these available as giveaways (along with something else cool) for our fans at NYCC and online Worldwide, so be sure to follow us on all of our social media outlets above for an announcement. And if you plan to be at NYCC please visit us atBooth #236.
Wow. This is a pretty amazing development. Stout's been out of the poster game for quite a while now (not retired, exactly; moreover, he's been taking a much-deserved break), and, quite frankly, it's stunning to see a huge, new detailed print from the guy after all this time. And so unexpectedly!
Good luck to anyone trying for one of these tomorrow. It's going to be a tough get.