Apr 26th 2011 By: Caleb Goellner
In a move seemingly timed to appeal to the Wednesday comic store crowd, the Stussy x Marvel collaboration
is set to launch on April 27. What's it all about? $36 dollar t-shirts packed with collector-centric trading cards sporting a mix of classic and indie art, from the look of it. The collection debuts Tuesday night at a Meltdown Comics party
in Hollywood, California and is followed by a special Stussy/Mondo/Marvel movie event
at the Cinefamily theater.
Here's the official breakdown of Stussy's full release plans:
Stussy Marvel Series 1 | T-Shirts
The first series Stussy x Marvel The Ultimate Teamup will be released on April 27th and combines vintage Marvel characters with definitive Stussy designs. These styles feature the looks from rare and collectible comic books and posters with Marvel superheroes such as Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Punisher, Ghost Rider, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Doom and Captain America.
Artist Series 2 | T-Shirts
The second series Stussy x Marvel Special Edition Artist Series will be released on May 6th and features artwork by notable international artists Will Sweeney, David Shrigley, Bill Plympton, Gary Panter, John K., James Jarvis, Todd James, Mister Cartoon and Noah Butkus.
Marvel Kids T-Shirts
There will also be some tees for the kids featuring the following designs – Captain America, Doc Ock, Silver Surfer, Wolverine, SS Link and Marvel World Tour.
Stussy x Marvel Trading Cards
For the release of the project, we're producing sets of limited edition trading cards that will be given away with each purchase. The cards feature the art used in Series 1 & 2 and include bios and fun facts for each guest artist, telling the story for the entire project.
Tuesday's party at Meltdown Comics
sounds like a truly fun event, with artwork from the entire project on display along with costumed superheroes, a Marvel-themed bar, and of course the t-shirts themselves available for purchase.
This Friday, Stussy co-presents the Marvel Comics Mondo Mix
, a mashup of Marvel movie moments that will be screened at Cinefamily.
First up is the Mondo Marvel Mashup, featuring the web-slingingest, shield-flingingest, ankle-wingingest clips from all of Earth's Mightiest Mortals' film and television appearances. We're going deep into the back-issue bins for this one. It's going to be the most claw-popping, hammer-throwing gamma-rave of friendly-neighborhood favorites and Rom-level rarities ever Assembled. Excelsior!
Cinefamily and Mondo have several days' worth of superhero programming lined up, and you can check out the schedule here
Even if you're not super into Stussy's clothing designs, the Marvel collaboration has at least yielded a fun animated commercial starring the characters from the line's first wave:
Check out a smattering of Stussy's tees and trading cards below:
[Via Super Punch