Your Ultimate Guide to the Posters of Comic-Con 2012 [Updating…]

Having never previously covered the behemoth known as Comic-Con, I’m currently feeling woefully unprepared (underprepared?) for the experience. But years of monitoring and reporting on the news coming out of the ‘con has prepared me for something – the incredible flood of tangible marketing material that accompanies the convention. We’re not talking about panel chatter, rumors, or announcements, we’re talking hard stuff like posters and banners, material spotted out in the wild of the convention floor as often as it’s released before Preview Night even kicks off that you may one day be able to possess for yourself (and your walls).

After the break, feast your eyes on every poster and banner (within reason) released at Comic-Con, an ever-evolving gallery of both pretty pictures and essential information, including such highly anticipated fare as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Pacific Rim, Dredd, and some very special original works by the likes of Mondo and Gallery 1988.

Mondo has just sent over a look at Lord of the Rings in Legos. Because, really, why not?


On the eve of Comic-Con, Badass Digest has debuted Mondo’s Dark Knight Rises print, by Jock. Oh, wow:

Mondo Dark Knight Rises by Jock

This retro-looking poster for the upcoming Jeremy Renner-starring The Bourne Legacy is totally fantastic.

Take a look at the full gallery, with more detailed looks below:

Of special note is our first look at the upcoming Hobbit films. Well, scratch that, our first look at the first Hobbit film. Opening on December 14, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the opening half of Peter Jackson’s sure-to-be-epic return to Middle-earth. The film will split J.R.R. Tolkien’s book in two, so perhaps we are to assume there are some clues as to when that split will occur in this first banner.

Our first look at the robots of Pacific Rim. Um, they’re huge.

Gallery 1988 will be rolling out some exclusive new posters, with a preview over on their Gallery 1998 Tumblr. Feel the need to spend some money? Check them out in booth #405.

The Hobbit banner [EW, via ComingSoon], The Hobbit poster [Peter Jackson Facebook], Pacific Rim poster [ComingSoon], Pacific Rim banner [Pacific Rim Facebook], Gallery 1988 [/Film], Dredd [SuperHeroHype], Hatchet 3 poster [BloodyDisgusting], The Walking Dead poster [AMC], Coldwater poster [Collider], The Expendables 2 poster [ComingSoon], Game of Thrones posters [EW], Item 47 poster [EW], The Time Machine and War of the Worlds Mondos [/Film], Princess Mononoke Mondo posters [Mondo], Brave and Prometheus posters [Acme Archives], Creature from the Black Lagoon Poster [Mondo], Mimic and Adventure Time Posters [Mondo]

As always, be sure to bookmark all of our Comic-Con coverage HERE, and be sure to keep checking back to this post, as we’ll be updating it with new posters and banners throughout Comic-Con!

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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