Mondo To Release ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Music On Limited Edition Vinyl [Video]
Purveyors of extremely fine illustrated film posters and other cinematic and pop cultural celebrations, Mondo has been increasing its exquisitely curated presence in the comic book world. The boutique merchandise arm of the celebrated Austin movie theater the Alamo Drafhouse, Mondo has in the last several months hosted a 20th anniversary screening of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (with limited edition poster), presented a gallery show of Marvel Comics artwork by Mike MItchell, offered a gorgeous Elektra poster by Craig Drake, a Harley Quinn poster by Phantom City Creative, and a new convention, MondoCon, announced with new artwork by Mike Mignola.
In other words, Mondo is doing it right.
The company has been expanding its interests into the realm of collectible vinyl music, releasing limited editions of soundtracks for Oblivion, Gravity, Jurassic Park and other films with particularly memorable and cool scores. Mondo's about to level up with its most ambitious music plan yet: a series of vinyl-only releases of Danny Elfman's music from Batman: The Animated Series.
Coming to Comic-Con next week, the first selection of music will be available in no fewer than five different designs by five different artists, each with their own distinctive illustration created especially for the 7" vinyl record form factor.
The tracklist is as follows:
- Main Title
- End Credits
- End Credits (Alternate Beginning)
- End Credits (Alternate Ending)
Revealed for the first time by ComicsAlliance, the fabulous Harley Quinn piece by Matt Taylor speaks right to the heart of what's cool about this project: high style and high fidelity, with palpable affection for the material that's made the animated series -- and Elfman's thremes in particular -- so beloved even 20 years later.
"This was a huge amount of fun to draw, especially the Joker singles scattered across the floor," said Taylor in a blog post this morning. The artist also offered these details of his piece:
The remaining designs will were revealed by DC Entertainment via its DC All Access video series. They include pieces inspired by the Joker, Mr. Freeze, Man-Bat and Clayface.
Check out some high quality images of the other designs along with the vinyl formats they shall accompany, courtesy of Mondo:
Mr. Freeze: Artwork by Alan Hynes / Ice Blue vinyl
The Joker: Artwork by Mike Mitchell / Bomb Black vinyl
Man Bat: Gatefold artwork by Tom Whalen / Translucent Orange vinyl
Update: An earlier version of this post inaccurately stated that this vinyl release would feature the music of Batman: The Animated Series series composer Shirley Walker. The music included on this release was composed by Danny Elfman.