MONDO TO RELEASE ‘BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES’ MUSIC ON LIMITED EDITION VINYL
By Andy Khouri
The boutique merchandise division of the Alamo Drafthouse known for limited edition posters by some of today’s coolest illustrators, Mondo has been expanding its interests into the realm of collectible vinyl music, releasing limited editions of soundtracks for Oblivion, Gravity, Jurassic Park and other films with particularly memorable and cool scores. Mondo’s about to level up with its most ambitious music plan yet: a series of vinyl-only releases of Danny Elfman’s music from Batman: The Animated Series.
Coming to Comic-Con next week, the first selection of music will be available in no fewer than five different designs by five different artists, each with their own distinctive illustration created especially for the 7” vinyl record format. Revealed for the first time by ComicsAlliance, this fabulous Harley Quinn piece by Matt Taylor speaks right to the heart of what’s cool about this project: high style and high fidelity, with palpable affection for the material that’s made the animated series — and Elfman’s thremes in particular — so beloved even 20 years later.