Disclosure: Mondo and BMD are both owned by the Alamo Drafthouse.
Here's some exciting news for superhero nerds and art geeks alike: the Mondo Gallery's next big showcase was revealed this morning, and it's dedicated to Marvel Studios' first ten years in operation. That sound you just heard was a million bank accounts screaming out in terror.
Says The Hollywood Reporter:
"Mondo’s Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years will launch Friday, Oct. 12, with a special reception, before continuing through Oct. 20 at the company’s Austin, Texas, gallery space. The exhibit will feature new contributions from a number of Mondo’s most successful artists focusing on the heroes, villains and evolution of the first 20 releases from the blockbuster studio."
An entire gallery showcase dedicated to Marvel's first decade worth of films is an excellent idea, one that offers all kinds of fun opportunities. Of course Mondo was creating posters for these movies as they hit theaters (I still remember the dark day when I failed on the Martin Ansin Thor drop, which led to me rage-purchasing a flipper's copy on eBay like an absolute chump), but a look back gives newer Mondo artists a chance to take on these beloved properties, as well as offering a second chance to Mondo's veteran artists who maybe didn't get a crack at 'em the first time around. The mind reels with the possibilities.
Here's what Mondo creative director Eric Garza has to say about the show:
“As a devourer of pop culture with a heavy lean on movies and comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the ultimate dessert. What Marvel Studios has accomplished over the last ten years is nothing short of remarkable. They’ve given us heroes that are big and small, mighty and cosmic while telling incredible stories that are often sweepingly epic while at the same time nuanced and personal. We are incredibly excited to celebrate ten years of monumental filmmaking and characters courtesy of the mighty Marvel Studios. Make Mine Marvel!”
This is gonna be an outstanding showcase, and we can't wait to see whatever Mondo and company have cooked up for the event. Stay tuned for updates on (and reveals from!) Mondo's Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years as they become available, and I'll see you there on October 12th!