UPDATED: DC COMIC CHARACTERS TO BE FEATURED ON US STAMPS IN 2006
11-30-2005 07:00 PM
Official 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.
“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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