STRENGTH IN NUMBERS POSTER
IN September 1998,
a poster of the DC Comics line-up was given out on the summer
convention circuit. It included most of the companys characters
at the time, with the Legion represented by the three founders
and Brainiac 5. Although the figures were small in comparison
to the size of others, they were featured smack dab in the center
of the poster.
The image, drawn by Jerry Ordway and
Karl Kesel, was subsequently released as a limited edition lithograph
(250 copies) by the now-defunct Warner Bros Studio Store, and
called Strength In Numbers. It was a name that would later
also be used for at least two other DC Comics posters: a JLA one
and the poster depicting the threeboot Legion.
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of authenticity from the Warner Brothers Studio Store providing
details about the piece.
The artwork was milked for all its worth. It was repurposed
as a poster for libraries to encourage reading, and was used as
jigsaw puzzle produced by the Warner Bros store, only
this time the set was called Heroes of the DC Universe.
In addition, the central part of the poster, featuring the Legionnaires,
was excised for use as an American Library Association bookmark
with the @your library branding, to promote DC Comics.