This September, Batman, the Justice League other iconic DC heroes will be featured on a series of collector stamps released in the United Kingdom by the Royal Mail. These 18 stamps will celebrate the history and legacy of DC Comics, spotlighting the heroes and villains that have made the company great.
The Royal Mail is responsible for delivering letters and parcels throughout the United Kingdom, and has a history of releasing collectible stamp sets on themes from Star Wars to historical events. In 2007, the USPS issued the first set of collector stamps based on comic book characters. The first set was based on classic Marvel characters and stories, but later sets focusing on DC would follow. This September, DC fans in the United Kingdom will be able to purchase stamps featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and others in unique art commissioned for this project.
The Royal Mail updated their website to showcase not only the stamps, but also purchase options. There is a total of 18 stamps, stretching across two sets, with art by British artist Jim Cheung and acclaimed colorist Laura Martin. Fans have the option to purchase just the stamps, but there are also a number of attractive display options for sale as well. There are stamp books featuring both Batman and Wonder Woman; each book features four first-class stamps. In addition to stamps, the Royal Mail will also offer gold and silver medals of Batman and other DC heroes. Fans can also purchase themed collections, and there are framed prints for sale.
The Royal Mail has gone all out for their celebration of DC Comics. Not only is the artwork on the stamps amazing, but it includes a diverse array of modern characters; Batman is in one set alongside Gotham figures like Harley Quinn, Joker, and Batwoman, while the Justice League stamp set includes the Dark Knight alongside Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and other major heroes. Beyond the stamps themselves, the collector items to coincide with the release are awesome as well, providing fans with attractive ways to display the new stamps. The Royal Mail’s decision to make collectible stamps based on Batman and other DC heroes speaks volumes to how universal these characters are: they started as American creations, but people the world over found something in them, seeing bits of themselves in these characters. Comic books are a universal art form, and these stamps are proof.
With unique art and amazing presentation, these 18 stamps are a fitting tribute to DC’s heroes, diving into the interconnected worlds of Batman and The Justice League comics. Batman and the Justice League are set to be honored in the United Kingdom when the stamp sets and related merchandise release September 17.
Source: Royal Mail