DC Comic Super Heroes USPS Stamps Chapter One and Chapter Two Mint 2006/2007
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DC Comic Super Heroes USPS Stamps  Chapter One and Chapter Two, Mint  Condition as seen in pics above. 2006/2007 Editions

                          Chapter One: DC Comics Super Heroes - This sheet includes 20 self adhesive 39c collectible stamps. Characters featured on the stamps include: Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Green Arrow, Aquaman, the Flash, Plastic Man, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and Supergirl. Short bios for the heroes can be found on the backside of the sheet.

                             Chapter Two: Marvel Comics Super Heroes - This sheet includes 20 self adhesive 39c collectible stamps. Characters featured on the stamps include: Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Sub-Mariner, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Silver Surfer, Spider-Woman, Iron Man, Elektra, Wolverine, Daredevil, and the X-Men. Short bios for the heroes can be found on the backside of the sheet.

USPS Announces Super Hero Stamps

By News Editor     December 06, 2005
Source: USPS

Release Date                 July 21, 2006

The United States Postal Service has unveiled their first 2006 Commemorative Self-Stick Postage Stamps. One of the sets will honor super heroes. This is the first stamp pane (20 stamps) honoring comic book super heroes to be issued by the Postal Service.

Ever since Superman was introduced to readers in 1938, super heroes have been nearly synonymous with the comic book medium. Their fantastic adventures provide an escape from the everyday while simultaneously encouraging readers to feel that individuals can make a difference.

Half of the stamps on the DC Comics Super Heroes pane show portraits of characters; the others show covers of individual comic books devoted to their exploits. Short bios for the heroes can be found on the backside of the sheet, beginning with the classic covers, a separate paragraph below briefly comments on each stamp.

DC Covers

Plastic Man #4  - Summer 1946 - Art by Jack Cole

Cartoonist Jack Cole flexed his creative muscles with the always pliable, ever-reliable Plastic Man, who debuted in August 1941. Cole enjoyed a 15-year stretch experimenting with fun, unique story twists and graphics for his expandable protagonist and stout sidekick, Woozy Winks.

Batman #1 - Spring 1940 - Art by Bob Kane

Batman made his debut in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939 before swinging into action - with Robin, the Boy Wonder, by his side - with his own title series in the spring of 1940. The Dark Knight's distinguishing characteristics were intellect, skill and grim determination.

The Brave And The Bold #36 - June/July 1961 - Art by Joe Kubert

Hawkman returned in 1960, a reincarnated hero from the earlier "Golden Age" of comics. The new Winged Wonder and his spouse Hawkgirl were intergalactic police officers from a distant planet, meting out justice to the villains terrorizing Midway City. (Editor's note: The Golden Age of Comics took place from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.)

Green Lantern #4 - Jan./Feb. 1961 - Art by Gil Kane & Joe Giella

As readers entered the Space Age, so did comics. Ace test pilot Hal Jordan took flight as Green Lantern, a galactic peace officer with an emerald power ring that could create virtually anything. Willpower and fearlessness marked Jordan as a hero for the times.

The Flash #111  - Feb./Mar. 1960 - Art by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella

The Flash is capable of moving at speeds so great he can make himself invisible or travel through time and between dimensions. His fast-paced adventures highlight pseudo-science while pitting the hero against an extensive "Rogues' Gallery" of villains.

Wonder Woman #22 (2nd series) - Nov. 1988 - Art by George Prez

 As a worldwide ambassador of peace, Wonder Woman soared to new heights in the late 1980s. The character returned to her roots as an Amazon warrior from Paradise Island, land of heroic women. Her special powers were gifts from the Olympians.

Aquaman #5 (of 5) - Oct. 1989 - Art by Curt Swan & Al Vey

Aquaman defends both land and sea with great strength, speed, and the ability to communicate telepathically with all marine life. His ultimate goal is to help both realms put aside their natural prejudices and unite in peaceful coexistence.

The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1 - Nov. 1982 - Art by Rich Buckler & Dick Giordano

Moments before the destruction of Argo City, Kara Zor-El was rocketed to Earth and reunited with her cousin Kal-El, the hero known throughout the galaxy as Superman. Developing incredible powers and abilities, Kara chose to follow her cousin's example and fight for good.

Superman #11 - July/Aug. 1941 - Art by Fred Ray

Destiny brought the infant Kal-El from Planet Krypton to Smallville, USA, where he was raised by kindly farmers. Though gifted with extraordinary powers, Kal-El - now Clark Kent - expresses true strength in the compassion and moral responsibility he displays in the guise of Superman.

Green Arrow #15 - Sept. 2002 - Art by Matt Wagner

Trapped on a deserted island, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen learned to hunt with a bow and arrow. He escaped and became Green Arrow, a modern-day Robin Hood who uses his unparalleled skill as an archer on behalf of the underprivileged.

Character Shots

Batman - Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

After the brutal murder of his parents, young Bruce Wayne mastered nearly every known form of combat and employed his vast wealth to equip himself with the tools essential to his crime-fighting crusade as Gotham City's Dark Knight, Batman.

Wonder Woman - Art by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito

Wonder Woman has been an iconic inspiration for countless women since her debut in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941. The most recognizable female character in comics, created by William Moulton Marston, remains a figure of strength, beauty and courage.

Plastic Man - Art by Dick Giordano

Eel O'Brian was a small-time gangster before an accident at a chemical plant gave him the uncanny ability to stretch and alter his shape at will. Renouncing his criminal past, O'Brian became Plastic Man, the longest arm of the law.

Superman - Art by Curt Swan & Sheldon Moldoff

Ever since his debut in the pages of Action Comics #1 (June 1938), the Superman character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster has been an icon. The big red "S" on his shirt is among the most recognized symbols in American pop culture.

Green Lantern - Art by Neal Adams

In 1970, writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams launched a new era of relevance in comics, crafting stories in which the Green Lantern-accompanied by his friend, Green Arrow-addressed important issues then considered taboo for the typical "comic book."

The Flash - Art by Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson

An explosive mixture of lightning and laboratory chemicals endowed police scientist Barry Allen with superhuman speed, transforming him into the "Silver Age" Flash, the Fastest Man Alive. The Scarlet Speedster was first set into motion in Showcase #4 (September/October 1956). (Editor's note: the Silver Age of Comics, from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, reflected a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in mainstream comic books.)

Aquaman - Art by Jim Aparo

The memories of Aquaman's personal tragedies run deep after he loses his son, his wife, and his monarchy. Nevertheless, the former King of the Seven Seas remains determined to protect both the Atlanteans and surface dwellers from those who endanger them.

Hawkman - Art by Murphy Anderson

Powered by the mysterious "Nth metal" in his artificial wings, Hawkman soars through the sky above Midway City. When grounding the city's worst predators, the Winged Wonder relies on his mastery of Earth's ancient weapons, among them his mace and shield.

Supergirl - Art by Curt Swan & Stan Kaye

An impressionable teenager when she first arrived on Earth, Supergirl operated as her cousin Superman's "secret weapon" while adjusting to life on her new planet. Eventually, her existence was revealed to the world, which welcomed the Girl of Steel with open arms.

Green Arrow - Art by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer

Green Arrow made his debut in More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941). Since then, the Emerald Archer's most notable escapades were in stories drawn by legendary comics creator Jack Kirby in Adventure Comics #250-256 and World's Finest Comics #96-99 (spanning 1958-1959)


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