Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Cool Stuff Week, Day 2: More DC Stuff, Including Rare Style Guide Images!
Cool Stuff Week continues with more DC items!
From the early 1970s comes this two-color sign promoting DC's "Bigger and Better" comics!
And now we're moving on to Super Powers items, starting with this gallery of images, probably done for the Marketing department!
Kind of surprising to see Batgirl here, as they never did a Batgirl Super Powers figure!
Catwoman was also missing from the lineup, too!
Lots of characters on this poster that never made it into the toy lineup, such as Hawkgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Girl, Mary Marvel (note that neither Cap nor Junior made it onto this poster), Raven and Changeling!
This one has Captain Marvel Junior, as well as other missing from the toy line characters as Black Canary, the Atom, Starfire, and Zatanna!
Imagine how epic the Super Powers line would've been if all these characters has been included, and the sculpts looked like these illustrations!
Super Powers Calendar!
Not sure what this sign was for... maybe it was for some Super Powers item available I've not seen before!
I had no idea that Shell gas stations were selling the figures... and I'll bet this was what the sign above was promoting! $1.99 for Super Powers figures? Even back then it was a major deal!
Super Powers Wonder Woman watch!
I kind of dig the minimalist art style on this Spray and Play set!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again... DC really should consider reissuing these Super Hero Standups!
Now begins a bunch of DC Style Guide images! The book these came from is a highly sought-after collectible, but some unscrupulous people sell each of the pages by themselves, instead of selling the book as a complete item! Still, it did supply these images for me to share with you! The Super Powers ones above probably came from this book.
This Superman Classic page may have been from an earlier edition.