Since ‘The Avengers’ hits theaters this week, I’d like to dedicate this whole Posterizing article to all the posters for what’s expected to be one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters.
We’ll start with the fairly bland, floating face posters that the studio has put out for the movie. They’re really nothing special. I think this movie could’ve inspired some cool, not-so-generic poster art, but these are what you’re stuck with when it comes to studio advertising.
With that out of the way, now we can get into the good stuff. Art outlets everywhere are rushing to get into ‘The Avengers’ craze, hoping to score big with fanboys and art lovers alike by releasing original, limited edition posters for the film.
First up are a couple prints that will be available from Gallery 1988 after its “Avengers Assemble” gallery opening in Hollywood. Dozens of artists have been commissioned to create their own takes on ‘The Avengers’, and the results are stunning.
Below are posters by artists Rhys Cooper (first) and Dave Perillo (second). These prints, along with many others, are sure to be available a day or two after the gallery opening on May 3rd. Head on over to Gallery 1988’s homepage to learn more.
The next big haul of original ‘Avengers’ posters comes from Mondo, which has been releasing posters for each character. A group poster will be revealed around the time the movie opens in theaters.
Below are all the characters posters.
Captain America (Phantom City Creative)
Incredible Hulk (Ken Taylor)
Thor (Martin Ansin)
Iron Man (Kevin Tong)
Black Widow (Olly Moss)
Hawkeye (Tom Whalen)
Man! These are all pretty great. Who has the wall space for all this, though? I really want the Captain America poster, but trying to get a poster from Mondo before they sell out is always a crapshoot.
Which of these posters is your favorite?
UPDATE: I actually was able to purchase both the Captain America and Thor posters. The Cap poster will get framed and go up in my office while the Thor poster was for my brother-in-law.
Why does Thor look like a zombie, and why is there an alien from Alien wrapped around the Hulk? Color me confused.
Iron Man looks like he got sucked into an ’80s anime, which is kind of cool.
When you see the movie you’ll understand what that machine is behind Hulk. It’s one of the alien invasion vehicles.
Black Widow should be hung in an art gallery.
But why does Thor looks like Rockstar Jesus? Is that his comic heritage?
Just the interpretation of that particular character by that particular artist is all.
Tong’s Iron Man is simply amazing!