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Iron Maiden and Marvel launch massive new collab in time for the holidays

Iron Maiden's iconic mascot Eddie will join forces with Marvel legends like Wolverine and Deadpool in a colossal collaboration…

Iron Maiden and Marvel launch massive new collab in time for the holidays
Words:
Emily Carter

Just in time for the holidays, Iron Maiden and Marvel have launched a brand-new collaboration.

The metal legends' iconic mascot Eddie will meet the likes of Wolverine, Venom, Thanos and Deadpool in a collection of apparel and accessories, with Maiden artwork from Fear Of The Dark, The Trooper and Killers featured.

“Eddie has long stood shoulder to shoulder with the greatest superheroes and we’re also pretty proud of the worlds we created for his many incarnations – from battlefields to Egyptian tombs to frozen icescapes or futuristic cities," says band manager Rod Smallwood. "Juxtaposing some of the most recognisable characters in pop art and comic book culture into planet Maiden has been an ambition of ours for years and working with Marvel and their unparalleled character-based IP is the perfect fit in this day and age.

"To see such iconic characters alongside Eddie is something our fans have discussed for years and we think that the twist of placing Venom, Thanos, Thor or Deadpool in our Maiden worlds will excite fans of both cultures."

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"Marvel is cool and aspirational, and has inspired the greatest artists, musicians and creators for more than 80 years,” enthuses Paul Gitter, SVP, Marvel Licensing. "This collaboration offers another exciting example of how the Marvel brand continues to push into lifestyle areas, with music being a top priority, and the collection allows fans to pay tribute to our iconic characters, while celebrating the legendary, Iron Maiden."

The collab launches through Maiden's online store, Hot Topic and EMP.

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