At Toy Fair 2017, Mondo and USAopoly's Project Raygun division announced an all-new board game set in the universe of John Carpenter's classic horror film, The Thing. Back in February, we weren't allowed to talk about what we'd seen. With the official reveal of The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 yesterday, everybody now knows what Mondo and Project Raygun have in store for players.
To learn a bit more about the development of Infection at Outpost 31 and how Mondo was able to turn such a tense film into a table top game, we spoke with Mondo's creative director Jay Shaw. But was he being honest, or was he just trying to convince us he wasn't an alien monster?
Do you love The Thing? Do you wish you, too, could trap yourself in a snowed-in bunker with a bunch of other people and one bloodthirsty, shapeshifting alien? Good news! Mondo, the company behind pretty much every amazing non-official movie poster you’ve ever seen, has come out with a board game based on the John Carpenter classic, and we’ve got your first look at it right here.
I’m a hipster. Not even going to bother denying it. Despite never owning a record player before in my life, I was almost immediately swept up in the current vinyl craze and began my own collection of movie soundtracks to very carefully mount on my apartment walls. And then when a friend of mine introduced me to the complexity of the German-influenced tabletop games, I drank that Kool-aid too, attending a weekly board game night in New York City and exposing myself to the breadth of the industry. Until now, the only reason I haven’t gotten broke is because I treated it as an either-or scenario. Money spent on movie paraphernalia was money I couldn’t spend on a fun new board game, and vice-versa.
October 21, 2015 is almost here, bringing us closer the destination date Marty McFly traveled to in 1985's Back to the Future II. So far a lot from the Robert Zemeckis classic has already come true. We have hover boards (kinda), we’re obsessed with 3D and sequels, we got a trailer for Jaws 19, and Pepsi is releasing futuristic bottles. But there’s still one thing we’ve never had: the original Back to the Future trilogy film scores available in a vinyl box set. Thanks to Mondo, all of our futuristic dreams will now come true.
The company behind the most in-demand nerd art on the internet has hosted a lot of very cool shows in their Austin, Texas art gallery, but their latest is bound to give you a nice punch in the nostalgia. As the name implies, “When Dinosaurs Rule the Earth” is all about Jurassic Park and it features art that runs the gamut from direct recreations of iconic scenes to abstract pieces that use Steven Spielberg’s classic as a basic jumping-off point. And yes, you can peruse the complete gallery below!
Mondo, those purveyors of the coolest geek art on the planet, are teaming up with Universal for a new gallery show that will celebrate all things Jurassic Park. Yes, the timing of this show, so close to the release of Jurassic World, isn’t an accident. And yes, you should be excited for what Mondo has been cooking up. When you’re done humming John Williams’ iconic theme music, prepare yourself for an exclusive look at two very cool pieces from the show, as well as an interview with Mondo’s CEO and creative director, Justin Ishmael.
Two Christmases ago marked the 20th anniversary Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, a film that’s arguably its creators’ most perfect expression of their enduringly influential animated vision of DC Comics’ dark knight — a vision that many believe is the most perfect expression of Batman in any medium. While Warner Bros. has yet to announce any plans for a high definition reissue or any other offerings connected with the special occasion, the film fanatics at Mondo — purveyors of extremely fine illustrated film posters and other cinematic celebrations — decided to honor Mask of the Phantasm with an anniversary event in connection with the famous Alamo Drafthouse of Austin, Texas, where they screened the film in its original 35mm format for a sold-out house. As always, Mondo came prepared with an extremely limited quantities of an original screen-printed poster, which serves as an update of the film’s original theatrical one-sheet and an homage to the aesthetic legacy of co-directors Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski’s work. Naturally, being a Mondo release, the poster is no longer on sale except on the collectors' market, where it fetches hundreds.
Now, ComicsAlliance was in attendance that night in Austin, and we were lucky enough to procure a variant edition of the poster -- illustrated by Phantom City Creative -- to offer to our readers in this giveaway contest. It took us quite a while, but we finally tracked down Timm as well as Andrea Beaumont herself, actor Dana Delany, who graciously signed the poster in the presence of former CA editor Andy Khouri, making this a truly one of a kind collectible.
Batman means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The best thing about Mondo's new gallery show centered around DC Comics' Dark Knight is that it knows this. If your Batman is the violent, grizzled version Frank Miller drew and wrote, you're covered. If your Batman is the level-headed martial artist and detective of the Christopher Nolan films, you'll find plenty to love. You love Bathound? This gallery show has Bathound. Few characters have had the longevity of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego and this show is evidence of why. There's a reason this show is a "75th Anniversary" tribute -- Batman is whatever his fans want him to be.