TOPPS COMIC BOOK FOLDEES: SATURN GIRL
OSTENSIBLY a baseball
and generally sports-themed card manufacturer, the TOPPS company
also sidetracked into non-sporting fields.
In 1966, it released its innovative Comic Book
Foldees series, a set of 44 cards which came in the form of foldable
By flipping and folding the perforated components
of each card, the user could mix and match various characters and
create up to nine oddball new ones.
Although the set included many comic book heroes
hence its name it also included historical and sports
figures. Card Number 16 features Saturn Girl drawn by the legendary
Wally Wood, the only time he illustrated a Legion character.
She is described as The Legionnaire,
and shares her card with Pork Chops The Pig, and Ulysses
S. Grant The General, thus rendering possible humorous
manipulations such as Saturn Girl The Pig, or Ulysses
S. Grant The Legionnaire.
of the card (when folded out).
Wally Wood's original
art for the card.