This week marks the triumphant theatrical return of Mondo's favorite galactic saviors in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. THey could not be more excited about a new MCU entry and to see what James Gunn has up his sleeve this time around. In celebration, they will have a gorgeous new poster for the first film, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, by the stellar Paolo Rivera.
For his poster, Paolo wanted to focus on the fantasy influences on the film, choosing to render the art in the style of an old pulp magazine cover as the Guardians go to battle with a giant tentacled beast. Paolo's line work and detail is simply stunning and we couldn't be more impressed with the final result.
Here's what he had to say about the poster:
"Way back in 2013, my Marvel editor, Steve Wacker, asked me to do a series of three covers for a team I had only heard about in passing. He sold me on the idea by letting me do a tribute (of sorts) to Wallace Wood, one of my favorite artists. I designed the faux logo, penciled and colored the covers, and my dad, Joe Rivera, inked them. But it wasn't until we saw the movie together that we became fans. When Mondo offered us the opportunity to continue the series with the movie versions, we jumped at the chance."Guardians of the Galaxy by Paolo Rivera. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375.
Guardians of the Galaxy (Variant) by Paolo Rivera. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225.
The posters will be available at a random time Friday via mondotees.com.