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December 2, 2005

Superhero U.S. Postage Stamps: Coming next summer

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Wrote Ben Sisario in today's

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New York Times "Arts Briefly" column,

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"The series of 20 stamps... will salute 10 costumed heroes.

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Half the stamps will feature portraits of the characters....

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The other 10 are to showcase classic and modern comic book covers."

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The chosen heroes included Superman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Plastic Man, Aquaman, Hawkman and Supergirl.

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The featured comic book covers:

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

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Here's a link to this past Tuesday's announcement

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by the U.S. Postal Service detailing all the

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commemorative issues upcoming in 2006.

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More details here.

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This made my MONTH when I saw the preview poster for these stamps. What could be more American than super-heroes?

Posted by: GaP | Feb 26, 2006 8:05:42 AM

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