"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" poster by artist Aaron Horkey, for Mondo

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18 Responses to “"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" poster by artist Aaron Horkey, for Mondo”

  1. corydodt says:

    It is gorgeous, but.. was there an epic battle between an ent and a nazgul that I’m not remembering?

    • Nizaris says:

       That’s an eagle and a Nazgul, and it happens in the final battle. :)

    • Andrea says:

       Took me a minute, but I think it’s an Eagle vs. a Fell Beast, Battle of the Black Gate. I think we only hear about it in flashback (“The Field of Cormallen”, possibly?), how the Eagles showed up in the battle and took out the Nazgul, just before the Ring was destroyed.

      • michael b says:

        …over what I’m guessing is the 3rd White Tree of Gondor.  LOTR geek time.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        the Eagles showed up in the battle and took out the Nazgul, just before the Ring was destroyed.

        The Nazgul were caught in a pyroclastic event.  The eagles were attacking the orcs, who are famously aetophobic (?).

    •  Its symbolic, The Nazgul is Sauron, the Eagle is the unified free peoples, the tree is the Numinorian legacy and the single flower is the destiny of Aragorn.

      also, why arn’t all these words in the default dictionary for spell checking in firefox… deeface D:

  2. awjt says:

    It could be a three-legged mole fighting a used diaper… IOW, doesn’t matter if it’s arted-up like this guy does it! Holey Moley, that’s talent.  WANT.

  3. Xeni Jardin says:

    BUNCH OF FUCKING NERDS UP IN THIS THREAD LOL

  4. Geoduck says:

    More accurately, the Eagles showed up just the Nazguls left the battlefield and went zooming off towards Mount Doom to try and keep the Ring from being destroyed. Still a nice picture..

  5. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    We need an epic metal guitar riff in this thread, please…

  6. Mister44 says:

    Gawd I hate Mondo. Their posters are too nice that you want all of them, but so limited that unless you watch it all day to order them when they go onsale, they are sold out.

  7. rocketpjs says:

    Mondo isn’t so bad if you sign up to their twitter feed when you want a poster.

    This one is being sold in their B&M gallery – sometimes they sell leftovers at a random time online.  Twitter is the only way to catch them (they don’t announce them any other ways).

    That said, great unicorn farts would I love that poster.

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