Iron Maiden and Marvel join forces in new collaboration
Iron Maiden‘s long-time mascot Eddie is branching out as the iconic character will apparently be mixing it up with Marvel characters in the future in a line of apparel and accessories.
The following message was posted in part on The Metal Voice‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Iconic British rock band Iron Maiden and entertainment powerhouse Marvel have collaborated to create a unique collection of merchandise. Fans of both will be dealt a wide assortment of apparel and accessories that highlight iconic Marvel characters and the notorious other worldly character Eddie.
This collaboration interweaves the universes of both brands, with designs that pay tribute to Wolverine, Venom, Thanos and Deadpool in unique variations of iconic album and single artwork such as Fear of the Dark, The Trooper and Killers.
Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood comments, “Eddie has long stood shoulder to shoulder with the greatest super heroes and we’re also pretty proud of the Worlds we created for his many incarnations – from battlefields to Egyptian tombs to frozen icescapes or futuristic cities. Juxtaposing some of the most recognizable characters in pop art & comic book culture into planet Maiden has been an ambition of ours for years and working with Marvel and their unparalleled character-based IP is the perfect fit in this day & age.
To see such iconic characters alongside Eddie is something our fans have discussed for years and we think that the twist of placing Venom, Thanos, Thor or Deadpool in our Maiden worlds will excite fans of both cultures.”
Launching in time for the holidays, with exclusive collections through Iron Maiden’s online store, speciality retailer Hot Topic and German e-tailer, EMP.”