Marvel’s Big Gamble

Guardians of the Galaxy

“Heroes Start Somewhere !”

Hall H, Comicon 2012 and Marvel Studios is again breaking box-office records, this time with the super hero blockbuster The Avengers. Riding the wave of success sequels to the hugely successful Captain America & Thor movies are announced as the assembled audience goes wild with anticipation…then an audible gasp, as the third film for 2014 is revealed, what ? Guardians of the Galaxy ? … A bizarre assembly of misfits and losers which includes a gun-wielding genetically altered raccoon and a fighting tree creature whose could only speak a single phrase…“I am Groot”. Marvel was taking a chance, but needn’t have worried…Guardians was critical and commercial juggernaut which redefined the super hero genre and direction Marvel was to take. Because of the ‘risk’ factor the advertising budget was not as extravagant as the studios previous offerings, making paper from the film genuinely a lot a scarcer than Iron Man, Thor, Avengers etc. Hence the rarity for any of the film posters produced to accompany the release. Based on photographs by Michael Mueller, design agency BLT Communications certainly pushed the right buttons and created a stunning all-action, epic poster for the 2014 US/International one sheet offered here. An amazing spectrum of colours and frenetic energy, it is a great looking image. Originally rolled (as issued) this looks and displays to excellent effect, absolutely stunning; the deep blue/purple colour range is superb. Guaranteed original this represents a scarce item of modern original collectable movie memorabilia from a truly exciting and cool film.

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