TO DO: SPECIAL DC STAMP EVENT AT ATOMIC COMICS
posted 08-17-2006 10:27 AM
Philatelists (also known as
stamp collectors) and comic book fans are invited to join together in a
league of crusaders for truth, justice and really cool postage stamps
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, when the Phoenix Post
Office and Atomic Comics team up to celebrate the release of the U.S.
Postal Service’s new Super Heroes stamps.
Phoenix Postmaster Alvaro A. Alvarez and
Atomic Comics owner Mike Malve will unveil the stamps at 10 a.m. and
also offer a special collectible postmark to those who purchase the new
stamps during the special Saturday event at Atomic Comics’ Paradise
Valley store, 4537 East Cactus Rd. in Phoenix (south of Paradise Valley
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Super hero's welcome to Man of Steel
Sunday, July 30, 2006
BY JOSEPH BAKES
JUST IN TIME for Superman's return to
the cineplex, the U.S. Postal Service has released a set of 39-cent
stamps honoring the Man of Steel and nine other super heroes from DC
The heroes each will be
the subject of two stamps, one a portrait and the other a cover from a
classic issue of the hero's comic book. In addition to Superman, the
other subjects are Aquaman, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green
Lantern, Hawkman, Plastic Man, Supergirl and Wonder Woman
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From Marcus Mebes
Back of the sheet of stamps.
The 7/20/2006 Video Podcast of "ABC World News", hosted by Nancy Wiener, briefly mentioned the DC Super-Heroes Stamps.
If you're interested in more about ABC's Podcasting, check out their official website, you can also get all their podcasts on iTunes.
CCI, DAY ONE: DC COMICS ADDS TO LEGACY WITH USPS
by Arune Singh, Staff Writer
Posted: July 20, 2006
touching speeches, the blue banner was dropped, revealing a huge banner
of all 20 stamps, causing a thunderous applause from fans. Levitz was
then honored by the USPS, which resulted in even more cheers from the
audience. "The first day of the Comic-Con is generally the best day of
the year in the business," said Levitz. "And it is for me." He then
proceeded to honor the artists in attendance, who art appears on the
stamps: Neal Adams, Jerry Robinson, Carmine Infantino, Elizabeth Kane
(wife of Bob Kane), Lisa Kirby (on behalf of Jack Kirby), Adam Kubert
(on behalf of Joe Kubert), Jim Lee, Edgar May (on behalf of the family
of William Moultan Marston), Sheldom Moldoff, George Perez, Mike Royer,
Scott Williams and more.
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2006 (20-23 Jul 2006) - San Diego, California
"It beats the hell out of real work,"
laughed Levitz who thanked fans for making it possible to work in this
industry, telling stories and creating art as a means of making a
living. He also joked with Jim Lee, asking him "what else do you have
left to do?" as the young artist has seemingly achieved every honor in
the industry. Perez also joked that it was foruitous that the USPS
chose his one cover without a background, poking fun at his reputation,
and added that if another of his covers would have been chosen, "it
would have looked like a smudge."
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Yahoo News: Comic Book Super Heroes Get Postal Service Stamp of Approval
Tuesday July 18, 4:07 pm ET
What: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are among 10 Super Heroes
created by DC Comics who will be immortalized on postage as part
of the "DC Super Heroes" commemorative postage stamps.
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2006 (20-23 Jul 2006) - San Diego, California
Who: Jim Lee, Batman co-creator and artist
Paul Levitz, DC Comics Publisher and President
William Campbell, U.S. Postal Service Judicial Officer
David Failor, U.S. Postal Service Executive Director, Stamp
Special Guests scheduled to attend include:
Bestselling contemporary comic book artists Jim Lee and Scott
Williams, who worked together on Batman;
Legendary Green Lantern/Green Arrow artist Neal Adams;
Historic Flash artists Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Joe
Award-winning Wonder Woman artist George Perez;
Classic Green Arrow artist Mike Royer; and,
Classic Superman artist Sheldon Moldoff.
When: 10:30 a.m. PT (media should arrive at 9 a.m., see note)
Thurs., July 20, 2006
Where: Comic-Con International 2006, the world's largest comic book and
pop culture show
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5AB
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
New stamps will let you send mail care of a DC superhero
Posted on Thu, Jul. 13, 2006
By Bill Radford / The Gazette
Superheroes from DC Comics are getting a new stage, albeit a tiny one: the postal stamp.
Last year, the U.S. Postal Service
announced its 2006 lineup of commemorative stamps, including a salute
to DC heroes. Now the wait for comic-book fans is nearly over: The DC
stamps will be issued at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 20 and will be
available the following day at post offices across the country.
DC's Superman was honored with a U.S.
stamp in 1998. This time, he's joined by Aquaman, Batman, Flash, Green
Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Plastic Man, Supergirl and Wonder Woman.
Ten of the stamps on the 20-stamp sheet are portraits; the other 10
show comic-book covers featuring the heroes.
The Postal Service receives 40,000 to
50,000 suggestions each year for commemorative stamps. The DC stamps
came about after Carl Herrman, an art director with the Postal Service,
pitched the idea of stamps devoted to superheroes.
"I'm not sure if in their big book of
potential subjects this had already been in there," he said. But it was
a subject he was eager to tackle.
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From Andy Mangels
George will definitely be at this:
Thursday, July 20th
10:30-11:30 DC Comics Legacy: U.S. Postal Service First Day Stamp Issue
DC Comics president and publisher Paul Levitz and some of the
greatest comic book artists of all time will participate in a ceremony
dedicated to the official unveiling of the DC Comics Superheroes
commemorative postage stamps, followed by a panel on the historical and
cultural legacy of DC Comics superheroes. Room 5AB
USPS announces DC Comics Super Heroes commemorative stamps
June 27, 2006
DC Comics Super Heroes Stamps The U.S. Postal Service immortalizes 10
comic book heroes Thursday, July 20 at the San Diego Convention Center
when it dedicates the DC Comics Super Heroes commemorative stamps and
stamped postal cards. The 10:30 a.m. PT ceremony will take place in
Room 5AB to launch the world's largest comic book and pop culture
show—Comic-Con International 2006. DC Comics President and Publisher
Paul Levitz and some of the greatest comic book artists of all time
will participate in the ceremony and a panel discussion on the
historical and cultural legacy of DC Comics superheroes. San Diego
holds the unique distinction of being the only city in the nation where
the stamps will be available that day. The DC Comics Super Heroes
commemorative stamps will be available nationwide, Friday, July 21.
This is the first stamp pane honoring
comic book super heroes to be issued by the Postal Service. Half of the
pane of 20 stamps are portraits of: Aquaman, Batman,The Flash, Green
Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Plastic Man, Supergirl, Superman and
Wonder Woman. The other 10 stamps depict covers of individual comic
books devoted to each super hero. Art director Carl T. Herrman worked
with the creative staff at DC Comics on the stamp designs. For
information on the DC Comics Super Heroes stamps, go to: The 2006
Commemorative Stamp Program. For information on DC Comics, go to: www.dccomics.com
Paid admission to Comic-Con
International 2006 is required to attend the ceremony. Admission to
Thursday's show for visitors ages 12 to 17, active military with ID,
and senior citizens at least 60 years of age is $12. Adult admission is
$25. Children ages 11 and under are free. Visit www.comic-con.org
for more information as admission prices are subject to change. The San
Diego Convention Center is located at 111 West Harbor Drive
July 20, 2006 - DC Comics Super Heroes
UPDATED: DC COMIC CHARACTERS TO BE FEATURED ON US STAMPS IN 2006
11-30-2005 07:00 PM
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.
WONDER WOMAN STAMP
“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.
STAMPS '06: DC HEROES, DISNEY ROMANCE, & MORE
posted 11-30-2005 07:19 PM
MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE STAMPS
This is the first stamp pane (20 stamps) honoring comic book super heroes to be issued by the Postal Service.
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. Beginning with the
classic covers, a separate paragraph below briefly comments on each
Wonder Woman #22 (2nd series)
Art by George Pérez
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.
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