Monday, July 24, 2006

Arrow mail!

Via Bookslut: The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a set of DC Comics superhero stamps, and amongst the various Justice Leaguers depicted thereon is Green Arrow! What's cool is that each hero gets two stamps--one a cover reproduction, and another a straightforward character illustration. Good old Oliver Queen is drawn by the great Jack Kirby (albeit in his bland, ugly Golden Age outfit), but also depicted by Matt Wagner in the hip, goateed Neal Adams' costume. This is a happy day to be a Green Arrow fan. The overall set is a good sampling of DC's roster, but frankly, I'm surprised that Captain Marvel (aka SHAZAM!) was left off, seeing as how he's considerably better-known to the general population than Green Arrow, Hawkman or even Plastic Man. Maybe there's a second series of stamps planned for a future date?

Oh, and for all you Marvel zombies, the "House of Ideas" will follow with its own set the following year.

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