17 New Hobbit Character Posters Arrive

As seen in the pages of Empire...

Readers of the current issue of Empire will have been greeted with 63 pages of hobbity goodness, as well as one of five 3D lenticular covers. Hitting the web now are some of the special pieces of Hobbit artwork from the issue, forming the basis of 17 – count 'em, 17 – character posters, from Balin all the way to Thorin.

Chances are, you're going to want to dig through these beautiful one-sheets over a decent period of time, so for a more detailed analysis of each and every character, be sure to pick up the latest Empire where Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Cate Blanchett – alongside Sylvester McCoy, who doesn't get his own character poster as Radagast, the poor fellow – all get extensive interviews.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out on December 14, and the new issue of Empire is in stores now, with much more from McKellen and everyone involved with the film (as well as other non-Hobbit related goodness).