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July 20, 2006

new Super Hero Stamps

Today, the United States Postal Service is releasing a new set of stamps commemorating ten DC Comics superheroes. The comic geek inside of me is all a-flutter:

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Aren't they pretty? The Comic Book Guy inside says, "Nice mix of Golden Age, Silver Age, and modern covers!" He's right, too.

Trivia time: Which one of these characters appeared previously on a U.S. stamp? The answer is below the fold.

Look! Up in the sky!

This stamp was issued in 2001 as part of the USPS "Celebrate the Century" collection--the 1930's set. I liked this stamp so much I bought the sheet, put the Superman stamp in a small frame, and used the rest of the stamps.

Posted by Victor, Jul. 20, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
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There was certainly a better Green Lantern picture to use than the one of Ollie blowing up the lantern in his face. But, hey, at least he's in position number two on the sheet!

Posted by: Leif on Jul. 20, 2006

Heh. I would've liked to have seen Guy Gardner on the stamp, myself.

Posted by: Victor on Jul. 20, 2006

We are used to Annika posting her perspective of significant national and international events. Rat facts and stamps commemorating comic books, while cute, pales in comparison. Show us your stuff...

Posted by: will on Jul. 20, 2006

Will, I think the problem here is that you are failing to realize just how serious and important comic strips are.

I would certainly not want Superman to hear me complaining that his commemoratives stamps are insignificant.

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Jul. 20, 2006

Is she back yet?

Posted by: shelly on Jul. 20, 2006

The next time the USPS releases a "Designer Shoes" sheet, you can be it'll be Annika's lead post of the day.

Victor, if they'd've put Guy Gardner on the stamp, I'd've bought 1000 sheets.

Posted by: Leif on Jul. 20, 2006

Maybe I'm out of the loop, but who's the girl in the Superman costume?

Posted by: SH on Jul. 24, 2006

SH, that's Supergirl.

Posted by: Victor on Jul. 24, 2006