The band’s infamous Eddie character stands side by side with Wolverine, Deadpool, Venom and others
Iron Maiden and comic book powerhouse Marvel have joined forces to release an irresistible new merchandise collection.
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Launching just in time for Christmas, an assortment of apparel and accessories juggle both brands’ universes, highlighting iconic Marvel characters and the infamous Eddie character of Classic Rock Band.
The designs pay homage to Wolverine, Venom, Thanos and Deadpool in unique variations of some of Iron Maiden’s iconic album and single covers, such as ‘Fear of the Dark’, ‘The Trooper’ and ‘Killers’.
“Eddie has long stood shoulder to shoulder with the greatest superheroes of all time and we are also very proud of the world he created for his many incarnations – from battlefields to Egyptian tombs to frozen snowflakes or the future. of cities,” Rod Smallwood, Iron Maiden’s manager, said in a statement.
“Adding some of the most recognizable characters in pop art and comic book culture to Planet Maiden has been our ambition over the years and working with Marvel and their unique character-based IP is a perfect fit in this day and age. “
He continued: “To see such iconic characters with Eddie has been discussed by our fans over the years and we think the twist of having Venom, Thanos, Thor or Deadpool in our first world excites fans of both cultures. will do.”
You can see some of the designs below:
Paul Gitter, SVP of Marvel Licensing, said, “Marvel is cool and aspirational, and it has inspired some of the greatest artists, musicians and creators for more than 80 years.” “This collaboration offers another exciting example of how the Marvel brand continues to advance in areas of lifestyle, with music being a top priority, and the collection allowing fans to pay homage to our iconic characters, while watching the legends of Iron Maiden. Celebrates.”
Meanwhile, a Canadian high school principal, who recently made global headlines after exposing herself as an Iron Maiden fan, will keep her job, despite “concerned parents” calling for her removal.
Sharon Burns – the principal of Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario – was recently criticized on social media after she shared two images, one of her throwing the ‘horn up’ Iron Maiden banner and license plate He was shown posing in front of The gesture, and the other features a figure of the band’s mascot, Eddie, sitting alongside a handwritten note saying “AD 666” inside a love heart.
As previously reported, a group of parents started a Change.org petition calling for Burns to be transferred to another school, writing that they were “deeply upset that the principal assigned to the school had taken to his public social media site.” but clearly showed his allegiance to satanic symbols and satanic practices. The stage where all the students can see him downstairs.”
a counter-petition titled ‘We need Mrs. Burns’ At the time of writing more than 24,500 signed. A representative for Burns has since confirmed that the principal will remain in his role.