Limited Paper: Mondo Reveals New Francesco Francavilla Poster For THE BLACK BEETLE, Available at HeroCon

     June 4, 2013

Let’s say you’re a fan of the work being done by Mondo and the work being done in Dark Horse ComicsThe Black Beetle by artist and all-around badass Francesco Francavilla.  You know that Francavilla and Mondo have worked together in the past, so your greatest wish is for the Mondo crew to release a screenprinted poster based not on another genre movie…but on Francavilla’s celebrated comic series.  If this sounds familiar, today’s your lucky day.  Meet me after the jump for more info, folks.

One of the most beloved Mondo prints to come out of last year’s San Diego Comic-Con was Francesco Francavilla’s Creature From The Black Lagoon poster (which, hey, whatta ya know, debuted right here in Limited Paper).  The print brought Francavilla—an accomplished comic book artist currently working on Dark Horse Comics’ Black Beetle series—a ton of new fans, and it wasn’t long before many of them were wondering if we might ever see a print based on Francavilla’s award-winning series.  About that…

Created by Francesco Francavilla and currently published by Dark Horse, the mysterious pulp/noir crime fighting comic is a favorite of the ComicsAlliance crew, drawing obvious inspiration from classic film poster and old school lobby card design and illustration, which makes the collaboration with Mondo a very natural and cool one indeed.

Measuring 24″ x 36″, the extremely limited variant edition will go on sale this weekend at HeroesCon in North, Carolina, where Francavilla will be available for autographs. The regular edition — which itself is still very limited — will go on sale later on the Mondo website.

So, let’s briefly recap that, just for those who don’t do block quotes:  Francavilla’s Black Beetle print will be available in two editions, and the variant’s only going to be available those attending HeroesCon in North Carolina this weekend.  What’s that variant look like?  Glad you asked:

  • The Black Beetle by Francesco Francavilla
  • 24×36”
  • Artist will be signing prints at HeroesCon
  • $75 variant edition of 110

That’s a gorgeous print.  What’s the reg look like?

  • The Black Beetle by Francesco Francavilla
  • 24×36”
  • Will be available online at a later date
  • $55 regular edition of 225

“At a later date”, did you say?  You know what that means, folks:  you’ll need to stay tuned to @LimitedPaper and @MondoNews for updates on when those prints are going to hit the Mondo website (LINK:, or keep your eyes peeled here at Limited Paper for something a little more detailed once the particulars are announced.  In the meantime?  You know the drill:  : if you’re an artist or gallery with artwork you’d like to see featured on Limited Paper (or if you’re just some lucky bastard who happened to overhear a bit of poster-related gossip while standing in the bushes outside Martin Ansin’s house) we wanna hear from you!  Email Limited Paper directly at, and be sure that you’re following us on Twitter via @LimitedPaper for ongoing commentary, news updates, giveaways, and more!

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