Iron Maiden‘s infamous mascot Eddie is set to join forces with the likes of Wolverine and Venom to launch a series of accessories and apparel featuring artwork from Killers, Fear of the Dark and The Trooper.
Iron Maiden‘s manager Rod Smallwood said in a statement:
“Eddie has long stood shoulder to shoulder with the greatest superheroes 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 and 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 and 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
Paul Gitter, SVP, Marvel Licensing, added:
“Marvel is cool and aspirational, and has inspired the greatest artists, musicians, and creators for more than 80 years. This collaboration offers another exciting example of how the Marvel brand continues to push into lifestyle areas, with music being a top priority, and the collection allows fans to pay tribute to our iconic characters while celebrating the legendary Iron Maiden.”
You can find the new collection at Iron Maiden’s online store and EMP.