Mondo's Man of Steel

Superman has always been about “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” Except for that time he was reimagined as a child of the Soviet Union. Alas, either way he seems to always be a man of the people. He fights for the right of every human on Earth to live a healthy life full of potential. He has and always will be an enduring icon of freedom. It makes sense, then, that the folks at Mondo have decided to release a movie poster for Man of Steel that will be available to every man woman and child who wants one. Because even in the limited quantity tyranny of movie art collection, even Superman can be a symbol of hope.

Mondo, a division of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema company, produces a number of art prints for movies new and old throughout each year. You may have heard of them, we’re told they are quite popular. But often the issue for fans is that Mondo’s supplies are limited and demand is massive. Prints sell out in a matter of moments, leaving plenty of disappointed faces and Twitter grumbling. Not that I would know anything about that, mind you.

For the release of Man of Steel, Mondo has partnered with DC Comics and Warner Bros. to produce two absolutely gorgeous posters. The first, from artist Ken Taylor, is set to be released on June 13th. It will be a limited release of 450 (regular and variant editions combined) and will be sold as per Mondo tradition: at a completely random time with no warning (or chance, if you’re not quick). Here’s a look at the poster you will have to work to buy:

Man of Steel by Ken Taylor

On Friday, June 14th, Mondo will put on sale an absolutely stunning piece of work from artist Martin Ansin. It will come in a regular edition and a variant printed on metal. The metal edition will be limited to the first 130 customers at a random time. The regular edition will be a bit different. It’s a timed release, meaning that it will be on sale from midnight CST Friday until midnight CST on Monday, June 17th. They will not sell out, there is no limit and everyone who wants one can buy one. It’s a strategy used once, last year with Olly Moss’ beautiful The Dark Knight Rises print. The edition will be determined by the demand.

And for this beauty, demand is bound to be high:

Man of Steel by Martin Ansin

For more information about the release, visit Mondo’s blog. This is one of those rare times when we can all get exactly what we want and not have to complain about it on Twitter later. It’s pure joy. Thanks, Superman. You’ve saved us again.

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