A SENSES-SHATTERING oversized calendar — with detachable prints — is headed your way…
Did you have any of the Marvel black-light posters back in the ’70s? I sure did.
I bought that Spidey/Sub-Mariner beauty above at the very first comics shop I ever went to, in Highland Park, N.J.
That store is long gone — and so is the poster. But according to this Amazon listing, Marvel and Harry N. Abrams this summer will be publishing the Retro Marvel Black Light Posters 2021 Calendar, featuring 13(!) of the images originally produced by The Third Eye in the ’70s.
Check out the official description, along with placeholder art by Jack Kirby:
The Marvel Universe comes alive in this calendar with removable grids transforming the pages into collectible frameable prints.
Marvel fans will flip out for this over-sized 2021 calendar featuring 13 psychedelic, frameable, blacklight prints of iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Iron Man. Based on a series of posters and greeting cards originally produced in 1971 by legendary publisher Third Eye Inc., these iconic fluorescent images will appeal to diehard Marvel fans and collectors as well as casual connoisseurs.
Once each month ends, remove the calendar grid at the bottom of each page to transform each illustration into a stunning 16 x 20-inch vertical art print ready for framing. Two hanging tabs attached at the top of the calendar allow for ease of hanging from a wall.
A few thoughts:
— Wow. 16 x 20. That’s big. Not as big as the original posters, but dang. Pretty great.
— The list price is $29.99 and the calendar is due July 14.
— That’s subject to change, though. For one thing, the calendar hasn’t been solicited by Marvel — not that it necessarily will be. It might just be a booksellers’ item. But either way, Amazon dates this far out are notorious moving targets.
— I like how the description says they’re frameable. Sure, that’s fine. But really, these should be hung up with good ol’ push pins.
— I really hope that Spidey/Subby poster is included. For that matter, I wonder which 13 images will make the cut. This might help:
— THE MARVEL ART OF THE BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT Coming in 2020. Click here.
— INSIDE LOOK: IDW’s MARVEL MASTERWORK: PIN-UPS Hardcover. Click here.