Alright, with that out of the way I think I can start talking
|The Mummy Movie Poster (Regular)|
24" x 36"
$45 - Limited to 385
|The Mummy Movie Poster (Variant with Hieroglyphs)|
24" x 36"
$75 - Limited to 150
As some of you may know, I was at this year's SDCC and one of the many benefits of going to the recent Comic-Con was that, for the first time ever, Mondo had a booth on the exhibit floor. This was incredibly exciting both as a poster lover and film fan (kind of sounds like flim-flam), but was also cause for some apprehension. You see, Mondo released two amazing Martin Ansin wood prints during SDCC, but no paper-based posters from the artist. I knew in my heart of hearts that surely Justin Ishmael and gang would eventually release these posters in a more traditional paper form, but still, there was that seed of doubt that by not purchasing the wood prints I was somehow missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own Ansin-created Mummy and Planet of the Apes artwork. As it turns out, I was right about the The Mummy as Mondo has announced two breathtaking additions to Mondo's Universal Horror poster series (Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and now The Mummy).
Excessive exposition aside, these posters are fantastic and it's clear Martin is at the top of his game. Just take a look at the insane amount of detail on Imhotep's face - you can see every nook and cranny of the mummy's withered and desiccated visage. And while I think I like the regular version best due to its arid yellow hue, I've got a ton of respect for the truly unique variant poster, which offers more than just a change in color. I'll let Mr. Ansin explain in greater detail (taken from Martin's website):
"A variant version has the film title and credits carefully translated to ancient egyptian hieroglyphs by an egyptologist at the University of Chicago, which is completely epic."Martin Ansin's Mummy posters will be available tomorrow (8/11) through Mondo at a random time. Both posters measure 24" x 36", with the regular edition costing $45 and limited to 385, and the variant edition costing $75 and limited to 150. Be sure to follow @MondoNews for the exact drop time and visit martinansin.com to see the rest of Martin's portfolio.