Skip to comments.New stamps to feature DC Super-heores
Posted on 11/30/2005 12:22:13 PM PST by who knows what evil?
Official announcement came today that the comic book publisher that put Truth, Justice, and the American Way on the map will get a nod from the US Post Office next year, when DC Comics characters get their own postage stamps, this according to a USPS release listing the various stamp designs coming in 2006.
Our 2006 program commemorates a wide range of diverse American icons with something that will appeal to everyone,'' Postmaster General John E. Potter said in announcing the planned designs. One touch of reality though the new stamps of 2006 will cost 39 cents, as the postal rate increases on January 8th.
The Post Offices plans call for a set of 20 stamps featuring DC Comics characters. From the release, the list includes: Superman, Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, Batman, Green Arrow and many more.
According to the August issue of Linn's Stamp News, Aquaman, Hawkman, and Supergirl will also be featured. The heroes will reportedly be on two stamps, showcasing different poses. Linn's also reported that the stamps would be released in conjunction with a major comic convention, most likely indicating the San Diego Comic-Con, July 20-23rd (although some sources are claiming they will have stamps in stock on September 1st, 2006). Again, according to Stamp News Marvel heroes will be featured on a series of stamps in 2007.
While the pane of 20 stamps will be the first for nearly all, it will mark Superman's second time on US postage, as the character was featured in 1998, as one in a series of events that occured in the 1930s. Superman was also on a Canadian stamp in 1995, one of a set featuring Canadian comic book heroes (Joe Shuster was born in Canada).
Further clarifying (and see above), as the news has been bubbling through the stamp hobby since this summer, Scott's Stamp Monthly has reported that the 20 stamps will feature only ten heroes, one showing the hero, and the other of the pair, showing a comic book cover featuring the hero. According to Scott Stamp Monthly, the heroes and the comic book covers featured are:
1) Superman - Superman #11, 1941
2) Green Arrow - Green Arrow (Vol. 2) #15, 2001
3) Green Lantern - Green Lantern #4, 1961
4) Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman (second series) #22, 1987
5) Batman - Batman #1, 1940 (with Robin)
6) The Flash - Flash #111, 1960
7) Plastic Man - Plastic Man #4, 1943 (with Woozy Winks)
8) Aquaman - Aquaman (third series) #5, 1989
9) Hawkman - The Brave and The Bold #36, 1961
10) Supergirl - Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1, 1982
Click on the 'Newsarama' link for a look at these stamps...fans of silver and golden age comics will really enjoy them.
Again, according to Stamp News Marvel heroes will be featured on a series of stamps in 2007.
Bush, Rove, Cheney, Rice...?
Beat me to it. Should make a classic set of stamps, as well...there's a TON of great covers that would look great as stamps. One in particular would be a cover for an older Captain America that Jim Steranko drew...I wish I had a scan.
Is this the one you are talking about?
Way cool! But argh! 39 cents!
Woozy Winks on a stamp!!!! Woo-hoo!!!
I can't see the image...I get the dreaded 'red X' on IE, and a 'Forbidden to access' message on Firefox. If it is the one with a Captain America memorial staue on the cover, with Hydra agents snaking around the base, all under a full moon...that's the one.
Thanks for your help!
The inclusion of Plas is an unexpected but very nice surprise. I still have my old Super Powers Collection action figure of him from about '85.
I'm surprised that not only did Green Arrow make the list, but the cover of choice was a recent issue (Kevin Smith's last on the title, IIRC -- it's in my box somewhere).
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