Mondo Begins a LOTR Series - 'Return of the King' Artwork Revealed

July 5, 2012

Return of the King Aaron Horkey Poster

Damnit Mondo, you hit my sweet spot with this one! I'm such a huge Lord of the Rings fan, that all you've got to do is say the name, I'm there. Tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Mondo held the Mondo Mystery Movie X screening], which is where they debuted this Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King artwork by Aaron Horkey. It's similar in style to that Jurassic Park print from last year, also done by Horkey, but with an incredibly badass Nazgul Fell beast. Of course there's an alternate version that's black & white, except for a tiny dab of red (from the Eagles!). It's a fairly cool poster, but only the first in a new set.

Aaron Horkey's Return of the King

Aaron Horkey's Return of the King

The official announcement states: "Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce their first-ever print for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, kicking off a series that will include all films and multiple artists." This print by Aaron Horkey is only the first in the series, for Return of the King, which was tonight's mystery movie at the screening. The print is 19.25" x 39" in size, an edition of 260 regular and 125 variant. I know it's another Mondo poster, but they got me with Lord of the Rings. I'm very excited to see what other prints we get throughout this LOTR series. Can't wait!

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


So Mythical So Artful Bravo Incredible Masterpiece

Ehsan Davodi on Jul 5, 2012


Love it!

Quanah on Jul 5, 2012


Its alright, Fell Beasts and Eagles werent the main focus of the movie, but whatever.

LosZombies on Jul 5, 2012


Posters are cool not just alright , whit focus or without it

Lnino on Jul 6, 2012


Regardless of whether they are the focus or not, the eagles coming is my favorite part of the books. Loved it in the film as well. This is a gorgeous poster.

David Diaz on Jul 6, 2012


Love the framing on this.

Carpola on Jul 6, 2012


Pretty awesome, except the letters make it read "the Lord of the Kings: Return [of the] Loins" Weird how an R can look like a K, when the actual K looks like LO.

Bandito Juan on Jul 6, 2012


looks like a everyday-seen-anywhere fantasy poster.

mo on Jul 6, 2012


Absolutely fantastic... except the calligraphy.

happy camper on Jul 6, 2012


$1,000 on ebay.....

David Banner on Jul 9, 2012

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