Is there anyone out there not doing a clothing collection with Marvel these days? Yesterday Stussy announced it was teaming up with Marvel Comics to release a line of limited edition t-shirts and headwear, which will merge classic characters from the Marvel universe with Stussy’s galaxy of iconic imagery.
Series 1, which will be released on April 27, 2011, will be a collection of tees and hats that fuse archival Marvel images with Stussy’s iconic graphic language. Scanned from the original comic books and rare collectors’ posters from the 1960s–1990s, the t-shirt designs capture the essence of the characters, the texture of vintage comic books and the soulfulness of the Stussy brand. Marvel x Stussy Series 1 will include limited edition t-shirts featuring Captain America, Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, Ghost Rider, Punisher, Silver Surfer and Wolverine. Surprisingly, there’s no Spider-Man, Iron Man or Thor on this list (or any female characters for that matter).
Series 2 will be released on May 6, 2011 and includes a collection of graphic tees and hats that feature new works of art by a pool of critically acclaimed international artists. Each artist was invited to revisit their childhood inspirations and interpret their favorite heroes and villains utilizing their signature styles. Marvel Comics x Stussy Series 2 will include art work by James Jarvis, Noah Eutkus, Mr. Cartoon, Todd James, John K., Gary Panter, Bill Plympton, David Shrigley and Will Sweeney.