POSTCARDS
(various years)

 

POSTCARDS? Yes, indeed. There are more of these Legion-related items around than you might think.
   The most well-known of such merchandise was a set of 15 postcards released in 1990, which included characters from the then-current incarnation of the Legion. Pencilled by Keith Giffen, inke200d by Al Gordon, colored by Tom McCraw, and featuring text by Tom and Mary Bierbaum, the cards featured 5YL members such as Kent Shakespeare, Kono, Devlin O’Ryan, Bounty and Celeste, along with other established characters from previous versions of the group.

 

 


 

THE ART OF VINTAGE DC COMICS
(2010)

In 2010, DC released a box of postcards commemorating its 75th anniversary.  The set of 100 featured "vintage" DC comic book covers from the 1930s through to the 80s, and includes a postcard with the cover of ADVENTURE COMICS 247.

 

 


 

SUPER-HEROES: THE DC UNIVERSE OF ALEX ROSS
(2005)

IN 2005, Alex Ross released a postcard book which contained 30 different pieces to keep or share. The Legion is represented by Alex’ well-known painting of classic Legionnaires flying upwards towards space.  A few months later, the US Postal Service produced the DC Comics Super Heroes Collectible stamps, which was a set of 20 featuring various DC characters. While no actual Legionnaire was included, there is a stamp of Supergirl from the era in which she was an active member. The Alex Ross card pictured below has the Supergirl stamp affixed and postmarked at San Diego Comic-Con in 2006.

 

 


 

ANIMATED LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES PROMOTION
(2006)

ALSO at SDCC in 2006, Warner Bros offered a promotional postcard at its booth to tie in with the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES animated TV series, as well as a trading card which featured Superman.

 

 


 

STAMPIN' THE FUTURE FIRST DAY COVER
(2000)

IN 2000, countries around the world were invited by the US Postal Service to participate in a world-wide stamp-design contest, Stampin’ The Future, with the grand prize winners from each country assembling in Anaheim, California, for a special global celebration. One of the first day cachets for the US stamps, issued at the event and produced by BGC (Barry and Gerry Covers), featured the cover of ADVENTURE COMICS 247.

 

 


 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 1 PROMOTION
(2006)

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA relaunched in 2006, promising fans a brand new roster. Postcards were given to retailers asking fans if they could guess who would make the cut. The image used includes Karate Kid, although this specific piece would only be used for the cover of second printings of the first issue.

 

 


 

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES/STAR TREK
(2012)

FANS lived and prospered in 2012 when a commemorative card was made by IDW  to promote the LEGION/STAR TREK crossover series. While it wasn't exactly a postcard, it was certainly postcard-sized, and had images on both sides.

 

 


 

HEROES MAGAZINE POSTCARDS
(1990)

FINALLY, across the pond, UK Legion fans had access to a pretty set of postcards featuring ADVENTURE COMICS Legion covers, which were given away with the first two issues of the HEROES comic (1990). The title featured reprints of US comics, notably Batman, Blue Devil, Flash and the Legion (albeit on much better quality paper). Unfortunately, the series (and publisher) only lasted eight issues.
   The awesomeness force is strong in these postcards, though.