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EXCLUSIVE: See Drew Struzan’s Incredible DARK TOWER Mondo Print For Comic-Con!

The legend himself will be at SDCC to sign his portrait of the gunslinger. 

EXCLUSIVE: See Drew Struzan’s Incredible DARK TOWER Mondo Print For Comic-Con!

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed

I first read those words when I was thirteen years old, a sense memory so vibrant it would take a stroke for me to forget it. I remember what I was wearing, eating, where I was sitting, precisely the way I felt when I first read Stephen King's The Gunslinger, the first book in his fantasy epic series The Dark Tower. And what I recall most vividly is the way that gunslinger, the last knight of Gilead, the final descendant of Eld, loomed impossibly tall in my mind. Roland Deschain, legend, hero, gunslinger

The great Drew Struzan, a legend in his own right, has taken that impossible hero and captured him in a poster so stunning it defies words - and Mondo will be selling it at Comic-Con this year with Struzan in attendance for autographs!

If you're having trouble catching your breath, you're not alone - I haven't stopped hyperventilating since I heard the news. Just LOOK AT THAT MAJESTY. The extra-nerdy of you probably recognize this astonishing work of art. That's right - this print is based on the painting that Struzan created for The Mist. In the opening moments of Frank Darabont's film from the Stephen King novella, Thomas Jane's character David Drayton - a movie poster artist like Struzan - is working on this painting in his studio. Fans of The Dark Tower recognized the lanky cowboy in shadows at once. The original painting from the film is $120,000 on Struzan's website, so I trust you'll agree that $275 for the poster is quite a bargain. 

Oh yeah, the sale information. I'm burying the lede in all my excitement! The Dark Tower will go on sale along with Mondo's other Comic-Con prints for Conan the BarbarianSpirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle in a pre-sale this Friday, July 12. AND Mondo's big Comic-Con partnership is for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, with four new prints by Kevin Tong, Ash Thorp and Vania Zouravliov available. The specifics:

Listed below are the Pacific Rim posters that will be available for sale on preview night, Wednesday, July 17th when doors open:

PACIFIC RIM by Kevin Tong
Size: 24” x 36”
Edition: 375 Regular, 200 Variant
Price: $45 Regular, $75 Variant

PACIFIC RIM (Kaiju) by Ash Thorp
Size: 24” x 36”
Edition: 350
Price: $50

PACIFIC RIM (Jaeger) by Ash Thorp
Size: 24” x 36”
Edition: 350
Price: $50

PACIFIC RIM by Vania Zouravliov
Size: 24” x 36”
Edition: 145 Per Colorway
Price: $50

There will be new posters available at the Mondo booth daily, and for the first time a Comic-Con presale for select prints will happen this Friday, July 12 for new artwork from Martin Ansin (Conan the Barbarian), Olly Moss (Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away) & Drew Struzan (Dark Tower). All three artists will be in attendance at Comic-Con and available to autograph the prints. Check Mondo’s blog for more details on the pre-sale and signings.

Listed below are the posters available for presale this Friday, July 12th, follow @MondoNews for exact sale times. 

DARK TOWER by Drew Struzan
Size: 20” x 36”
Edition: 450
Price: $275

CONAN by Martin Ansin
Size: 24” x 36”
Edition: 450 Regular, 225 Variant
Price: $50 Regular, $75 Variant

SPIRITED AWAY by Olly Moss
Size: 20” x 36”
Edition: 225 Variant Only
Price: $90

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE by Olly Moss
Size: 20” x 36”
Edition: 225 Variant Only
Price: $90

I honestly cannot think of a combination of factors more brain-blowingly cool than Mondo, Dark Tower and Drew Struzan. Throw in a little The Mist - one of the best monster movies of our generation - and the folks at Mondo have truly outdone themselves. And don't forget that Drew Struzan will be at Comic-Con to autograph the prints of lucky attendees. To get your hands on the last son of Gilead, follow @Mondonews like a hawk (like David the hawk, in fact!) this Friday, and may ka be with you. 

Meredith Borders's photo About the Author: Meredith is the managing editor of Badass Digest, Fantastic Fest, The Alamo Drafthouse and Birth.Movies.Death. She's shorter than you might think.
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