Friday, December 02, 2005

DC Heroes stamps on the horizon in 2006: pictures show 39 cent postage

Full details here. A buddy from work sent me an email and I immediately thought, "I wonder what the Howling Curmudgeons will say?"

Other sources indicate a Marvel set will be out in 2007.

It's freakin' brilliant. If the USPS wanted, they could easily put a DC super-team on a stamp set every year, and never run out. All the collectors will buy these sets, and that's money in the bank for the USPS.

I'm a little amazed at the heroes that made the cut. Hawkman? Plastic Man? What the hell? They also picked Hal Jordan as Green Lantern, which was inevitable for reasons to explain to anyone except a hardcore comics junkie.

The ten I would have chosen: Batman, Superman, the new Batgirl, Wonder Woman, John Stewart as Green Lantern, Swamp Thing, the Martian Manhunter, Jack Knight as Starman, and Wesley Dodds as the Sandman.

My freaky beatnik alternate ten: Kyle Rayner as Green Lantern, Dr. Fate, John Constantine, the Kevin Smith-revamped Green Arrow, Jason Blood/Etrigan, Wildcat, Zatanna, Tim Hunter, Dick Greyson as Nighthawk, and Captain Marvel or Mary Marvel.

Also, a Batman-related sheet would have been nice. Imagine sending out your Christmas cards with Alfred the butler's smiling face on them.

Nobody likes Hawkman.


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