LucasFilm has unveiled a new retro comic book look poster for Red Tails at both New York Comic Con 2011, and through the movie’s Twitter page. You can check the the poster, illustrated by the legendary Joe Kubert, below.
Red Tails tells the real-life story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army in World War II that was made up of the first African American combat pilots to serve in the U.S. military. A constant target of racial discrimination, the pilots were given second-rate planes to fly during their dangerous missions. The Airmen painted the tails of their airplanes red, hence the nickname “Red Tails”.
The film stars Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Michael B. Jordan, Tristal Wilds, Andre Royo, David Oyelowo, and Method Man.
Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway (“CSI: NY”) and written by John Ridley (Undercover Brother) and Boondocks cartoonist Aaron Mcgruder, is set to hit theaters on January 20th, 2012.