ART OF VINTAGE DC COMICS
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.
THE DC UNIVERSE OF ALEX ROSS
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.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES PROMOTION
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.
THE FUTURE FIRST DAY COVER
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
LEAGUE OF AMERICA 1 PROMOTION
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.
OF SUPER-HEROES/STAR TREK
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
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,
MOST, if not all,
of the US comics books were reprinted in Brazil under the EBAL
name (acronym of Editora Brasil-América Limitada),
founded in 1945 by Adolfo Aizen. In 1969, the company produced
a set of 28 postcards featuring various comic book characters
(with the first one depicting the head office).
They were randomly inserted into the various
EBAL comics of the time ... so different postcards could be found
in copies of the same issues. One of the cards features the Legion,
with several coloring errors. There are also cards depicting Krypto,
Streaky and Beppo.